Mississippi Lawyers Represent Patients Injured in the Emergency Room
Medical mistakes occur every day in the ER
If you suffer a serious injury and require emergency medical attention, you trust that the doctors, nurses and anesthesiologists know what they are doing. In fact, you visit the emergency room for lifesaving — not life-threatening — medical care. However, mistakes happen on a regular basis in hospitals, even in the emergency room. If you are wrongfully diagnosed, prescribed an incorrect medication or dose or are mixed up with another patient, the consequences may be severe, if not fatal.
Corban Gunn Van Cleave Law Firm comprises aggressive and competent medical malpractice lawyers who work overtime to help you settle your claim. In addition to having more than 130 years of combined experience, our legal team has been listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™ by Martindale-Hubbell®, a testament to our skill and dedication in injury law.
Hospitals are liable for employee actions
If a hospital employee causes your medical malpractice accident, you have the right to file a lawsuit against the hospital. However, not everyone who works in a hospital is a hospital employee. Most doctors work independently of hospitals. If you sustain harm at the hands of a doctor while in a hospital, your claim would be against that doctor, not the hospital. Individuals who qualify as hospital employees include:
- Medical technicians
Who is liable for medical emergency malpractice?
To determine liability for an emergency malpractice accident, you must prove that one or more parties acted negligently and caused your injury. However, if you sustain injury while receiving care from a first responder, such as a firefighter or emergency medical technician, you may be unable to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. These individuals are awarded strong protections from civil suits to enable them to perform their duties. For you to hold a first responder responsible for causing you harm, you must show that the person acted recklessly, intentionally or with blatant disregard.
If, however, you are injured while receiving care in the emergency room, standard medical malpractice rules apply. Therefore, if a doctor, nurse or surgeon acts negligently and causes you unnecessary harm, you have the right to file a medical malpractice claim. At Corban Gunn Van Cleave Law Firm, our lawyers provide you with a free initial consultation. By listening to your story, we can evaluate your case and determine your best course of action.
Seek experienced guidance from reputable medical malpractice lawyers
For more than 90 years, Corban Gunn Van Cleave Law Firm has served Gulfport and Mississippi. Our highly qualified legal team works diligently to help you obtain maximum compensation in your medical malpractice case. To schedule a free consultation to speak with one of our skilled attorneys, call 228.273.4455 or contact us online. Our office is located in Biloxi.