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Emergency Room Errors

Los Angeles Emergency Room Error Lawyer

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Over ER Injuries

Emergency rooms are high pressure, stressful environments, but health care providers who work in emergency departments still have obligations to act in accordance with accepted standards. When they fail to do so, patients can suffer serious if not fatal injuries.

If you or someone you love suffered harm to what you believe were errors committed during their time in the emergency department, our Los Angeles ER injury attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP are available to discuss your potential case and how we may be able to help.

  • We hold the record for the largest medical malpractice recovery in California history.
  • Our firm has recovered more than $1 billion in compensation for clients.
  • We are recognized among the U.S. News “Best Law Firms” list as a Tier 1 malpractice firm.

Discuss your ER malpractice lawsuit with a Los Angeles attorney. Contact us for a FREE case evaluation.

When is an ER Mistakes Considered Malpractice?

Medical malpractice happens when a patient suffers preventable harm because their health care provider failed to provide a level of care consistent with the accepted standards of their profession. In other words – when they fail to act as a reasonably skilled provider would be expected to act.

Sadly, mistakes due to negligence in the ER are common. They are also avoidable. Some examples of ER mistakes that may be considered medical negligence include:

  • Medication error
  • Anesthesia error
  • Failure to perform a patient exam
  • Failure to order necessary tests (CT scans, MRI, x-rays)
  • Incorrect interpretation of imaging or lab tests
  • Failure to diagnose heart attack, stroke, or cardiac conditions
  • Hospital infections

Determining when a health care provider’s mistake rose to the level of malpractice is tough. An experienced attorney from our firm can review your case and discuss whether you may have grounds to bring legal action. If you do, we can help you fight for compensation to cover:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Lost income and future wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Other economic and non-economic losses

Have Your Case Reviewed by an Award-Winning Lawyer

At Bostwick & Peterson LLP, we understand how difficult it can be to want to pursue legal action after a loved one dies, or if you yourself are suffering from illness or injury. However, pursuing a medical malpractice case may result in you getting the compensation you deserve.

Our award-winning attorneys and staff are readily available to review your case at no cost and discuss your rights and options. To request a FREE case review, contact us.

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    James S. Bostwick and Erik L. Peterson have been named top-rated medical malpractice attorneys.

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    James Bostwick is a nationally certified medical malpractice specialist and founding member.

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  • More Than $1 Billion In Settlements And Verdicts For Our Clients
  • Obtained the Largest Medical Malpractice Settlement in California
  • Included In The List Of "Best Lawyers In America" By U.S. News - Best Lawyers® Since Its Inception In 1983
  • Since January 2018, The Firm Has Twice Broken The California Record For Largest Medical Malpractice Settlements
  • Record-Setting Verdicts & Settlements In Four States, For Malpractice, Truck, And Auto Accidents
  • Invite-Only Member Of The Inner Circle of Advocates, Limited To The Nation’s Top 100 Plaintiff Lawyers
  • James Bostwick Received The Trial Lawyers "Presidential Award Of Merit"
  • James Bostwick Is A Nationally Certified Specialist By The American Board Of Professional Liability


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