Emergency Room & Hospital Errors – Building a Strong Claim

When entering a hospital for a medical emergency, you expect to receive the proper care and attention you need to maintain or improve your health.  When a negligent physician or facility fails in this endeavor, possibly even causing further harm, there are legal actions that can aid in your recovery.

Common mistakes in emergency rooms include:

  • Failure to admit a patient
  • Releasing a patient too soon
  • Failure to refer a patient to a specialist
  • Medication errors
  • Intubation/Airway errors resulting in temporary or permanent breathing problems
  • Laboratory errors and misinterpretation of X-rays and other tests

Dr. Sawyer understands that medical errors occur and that through the Quality Improvement process these errors can be addressed and fixed such that they don’t occur again. Too often, however, it is only through the process of malpractice litigation that these types of errors come to the forefront of the health care profession.

Inadequate communication, whether verbal or written, is the leading cause of medical errors. When critical information is not passed down the line properly, any of the errors listed above may occur.

If you believe that you, or a family member, has been harmed by errors in the hospital or emergency room, contact The Law Offices of Dr. Russell W. Sawyer for a free consultation.

Dr. Sawyer has the medical expertise to evaluate and try to provide some answers after a thorough review of your case.  Because of our understanding of Law, Medicine and the Health Care System, we may be able to seek compensation on your behalf.  We have access to leading medical experts to assist in your recovery and treatment.

Contact the Law Offices of Dr. Russell W. Sawyer for a free consultation. We can be reached by email or by phone at (707) 888-1118. We represent clients throughout California.

Russell W. Sawyer, MD, JD

131A Stony Circle, Ste 500,
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Phone: (707) 888-1118|

Fax: (707) 657-7666


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