Orlando Emergency Room Error Lawyer
You don’t need to know “for sure” whether you have grounds to file legal action before speaking with an experienced Orlando emergency room error lawyer about your experience as an emergency care patient. Being unsure of whether you were harmed by a medical care professional’s actions or inactions can be disorienting, to say the least. Please understand that you do not need to “have all the answers” before you seek legal guidance. In fact, speaking with a medical malpractice lawyer Orlando residents trust can help you uncover the truth about your experience and clarify your legal options at the same time.
When Harm Occurs While Receiving Emergency Medical Care
When patients require emergency care, they may be anxious, disoriented, and even unconscious. It is therefore not always easy to perceive what is happening around a patient’s bedside. As a result, it can be difficult to know whether you suffered complications as a result of a medical misstep. That’s okay. Experienced medical malpractice lawyers, including those at our firm, know what questions to ask and documents to review in order to get answers.
Generally speaking, patients are owed a duty of care by their healthcare providers. Although the legal standard is nuanced, the law essentially insists that if, for example, a reasonable physician of the same specialty would have taken specific steps to guard patient safety and you were harmed because your physician didn’t take these specific steps, you may hold that physician accountable for the harm you’ve suffered. You can work with an attorney to file insurance claims and/or a personal injury lawsuit against those responsible for your suffering. If your claim is successful, you may be awarded significant damages for lost earnings tied to your harm, reimbursement for medical care, and potentially even pain and suffering compensation award.
It’s not always easy to know why certain complications develop during emergency medical intervention. Similarly, it’s not always easy to know whether you could have possibly been treated in a more timely manner than you were. You may understandably have many questions about your care and the harm you’re now suffering in the wake of that care. That’s completely understandable. Your primary job right now is to recover to the best of your ability. Your secondary job is to work with an attorney to uncover the truth and make informed choices about filing legal action so that you’re not saddled with the costs of that recovery if you’re entitled to compensation.
Legal Assistance Is Available
Patients requiring emergency medical care aren’t always in a position to give their explicit consent for treatment. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t hold medical providers and/or facilities accountable if you were harmed while receiving emergency medical care. Whether you believe you may have been harmed by paramedics, emergency room workers, and/or an emergency department broadly, the experienced Florida legal team at Needle & Ellenberg, P.A. can help you to evaluate your legal options. Schedule a risk-free, confidential consultation with an Orlando emergency room error lawyer at our firm today; we look forward to meeting with you.