Emergency Room Errors

Nashville Emergency Room Error Lawyer

Injured Due to ER Medical Malpractice in Tennessee?

In the fast-paced environment of an emergency room, mistakes and complications are inevitable. But when doctors, nurses, and other medical staff fail to meet the accepted standard of medical care, and a patient is injured as a result, medical malpractice may have occurred.

At Kinnard Law, our attorneys have more than 150 years' experience helping people with emergency room and other medical malpractice claims. We even have two Board-Certified Medical Malpractice Specialists on staff who bring unique insight to cases. When you call on us, we put our experience, skill, and resources to work on your behalf, pursuing justice and compensation for the losses you have suffered.

Our Nashville emergency room error attorneys are ready to discuss your case. Start by calling us today at (615) 933-2893 to set up your free initial consultation.

Common Emergency Room Errors

Emergency room errors can leave patients in much worse condition than when they entered the hospital. Victims of emergency room errors can suffer excessive blood loss, bacterial infections, heart attack, stroke, and a wide range of other medical problems.

Emergency room errors can include:

If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to ER malpractice, our Nashville emergency room error lawyers routinely look for evidence in staff records, medical charges, video footage, and other sources to investigate the causes of emergency room errors. We have access to an elite network of medical experts who help us prepare cases for our clients. This gives you a distinct advantage when seeking maximum compensation for your damages.

Why Do Emergency Room Errors Happen?

Emergency rooms are crucial environments designed for swift medical attention, but unfortunately, errors can happen for a number of reasons.

Several of the causes of emergency room errors include:

  • High Pressure and Fast Pace: Emergency rooms are inherently chaotic. Patients arrive with a wide range of issues, demanding quick assessment and treatment. This constant pressure can lead to rushed decisions, mistakes in diagnosis, or overlooking crucial information.
  • Staffing Issues: Emergency rooms may be understaffed, meaning nurses and doctors have to handle a higher volume of patients. This can lead to fatigue, less time spent with each patient, and an increased risk of errors.
  • Communication Breakdowns:  With various healthcare professionals involved in a patient's care, clear communication is essential. Miscommunication between nurses, doctors, and other staff can lead to missed information, wrong medications, or improper procedures.
  • Incomplete Patient Information: Accurate diagnosis relies on a complete picture of the patient's medical history and current symptoms. Incomplete or inaccurate information can lead to misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment.
  • Diagnostic Challenges: Not all medical conditions present clear symptoms, making diagnosis difficult even for experienced professionals. In the fast-paced ER environment, time constraints can further complicate accurate diagnosis.
  • Technological Issues: While technology plays a vital role in emergency care, malfunctions or human error in using medical equipment can lead to inaccurate test results or delays in treatment.
  • Patient Factors: Sometimes, a patient's condition or inability to clearly communicate their symptoms can contribute to diagnostic challenges and potential errors.
  • Systemic Issues: Hospital policies, unclear protocols, or inadequate training for staff can also create an environment where errors are more likely.

Dedicated to Fighting for Victims of Emergency Room Errors in TN

Whether you have suffered additional injuries due to an emergency room error or lost a loved one, Kinnard Law is just a phone call away. Our legal professionals treat every client like a person, not a case number. We are highly respected in the legal community and provide mutual respect to our clients.

You need a qualified advocate fighting on your side. Call Kinnard Law at (615) 933-2893

Verdicts & Settlements

Unmatched Dedication Has Led To Record-Setting Victories
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    Erin Andrews awarded $55 million in nude video lawsuit against hotel, stalker.

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    Bette Donathan was in an automobile accident in Winchester, Tennessee. She had a broken leg.

  • $15.2 Million Medical Malpractice

    Randy Kinnard and Mary Ellen Morris of Kinnard Law obtained the largest verdict in Weakley County history for their 23 year-old client.

  • $6.5 Million Medical Malpractice

    A woman went into the hospital for a tubal ligation. The doctor put a small hole in her large colon during the procedure and did not recognize it.

  • $5 Million Wrongful Death

    On October 2, 2014, a Nashville jury held a pediatric clinic and local hospital accountable for the wrongful death of 22-month-old Ryder Laurent.

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