Emergency Room Mistakes

Emergency room errors happen at an alarming rate

When you go to the emergency room, you expect the care you need to treat your urgent medical condition. But emergency rooms treat hundreds of millions of patients every year and overcrowding (delays in medical care due to an influx in emergency room patients) has become a major problem for emergency departments across the U.S.

Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., has achieved more million- and multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts over the past 10 years than any other firm in Ohio. When you or someone you love is the victim of an emergency room mistake, you can trust our experienced Toledo malpractice attorneys, nurses, other medical providers, investigators, economists, accountants and other experts to handle your case and get you the justice you deserve. And we do it at no cost to you — if you entrust your case to Elk & Elk, there's no fee unless we have a successful outcome.

If you had to wait too long for medical care and your injury or illness worsened as a result, you need a lawyer to protect your rights. We know that when it comes to medical conditions like heart attacks, time is critical. That's why we're committed to helping you get the compensation you deserve after an emergency room error. To schedule your free consultation, call 419-408-9431.

Overcrowding and understaffing can lead to serious and fatal mistakes in ERs

Emergency departments are busy. Each year, they treat about 117 million patients in the United States, according to The New York Times. On average, a patient spends about three hours waiting to receive medical care. Every year, thousands of innocent patients are seriously injured or even killed because of delays in care, miscommunication between hospital caregivers, and other emergency room overcrowding issues. Other patients are discharged from the ER when they should have had further treatment.

If you or a loved one has been harmed because you received substandard care in an emergency department, the lawyers at Elk & Elk can help.

Types of cases our experienced lawyers handle

Elk & Elk represents patients who have been harmed by a wide range of emergency room mistakes. Our Toledo malpractice attorneys have experience with cases that involve:

Questions? Contact us to schedule your free consultation.

If you believe you have a medical malpractice claim based on an emergency department error, contact Elk & Elk to schedule a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Call us at 1-800-ELK-OHIO or fill out our free, no-obligation contact form. When you contact us, ask about our no fee promise.

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