purchase, george & murphey.
purchase, george & murphey.
When you go to the emergency room with a serious health problem, you trust the ER staff to provide the treatment you need. However, negligent mistakes by emergency room doctors and nurses can cause you to suffer additional injuries or medical complications. After suffering harm due to malpractice, turn to the Erie, PA, emergency room error lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., for help. Since 2010, our firm has represented injured patients throughout northwest Pennsylvania. We leverage our attorneys’ and staff’s decades of experience in personal injury law, medical-legal issues, and insurance defense to develop effective case strategies to take on hospitals and insurers and demand the compensation our clients need to put their lives back on track after suffering the devastating effects of medical malpractice.
If you’ve become the victim of an emergency room error, you need experienced legal representation to help you hold the hospital and your healthcare providers accountable. Contact Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., for a free initial claim evaluation to speak with our emergency room malpractice attorneys in Erie, PA, about your legal options for pursuing financial recovery and justice.
The hectic nature of the emergency room creates the perfect conditions for errors by careless medical staff. Negligent decisions by doctors and nurses or lack of adequate staffing can lead to emergency room errors such as:
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Proving that a hospital’s emergency room staff committed an error in your treatment or engaged in actions that fell outside the applicable standard of care will require different kinds of evidence, such as:
You may also require expert testimony from another doctor or healthcare provider who can explain the specifics of the applicable standard of care in your treatment, how the emergency room failed to meet the standard of care, and how that failure caused your injuries or medical complications.
After being harmed by negligent emergency room care, you may have a legal claim to recover compensation for financial and personal losses that result from your injuries or medical complications. An emergency room malpractice claim can provide you with financial recovery for:
When you go to the emergency room with a serious medical situation, you never expect to end up in a worse condition after leaving the emergency room. However, negligent treatment decisions and actions may cause you to suffer injuries or complications that can upend your life. Turn to our emergency room malpractice attorneys in Erie, PA, for help with all the aspects of preparing and pursuing your legal claims, including:
If you’ve suffered harm due to negligent mistakes by emergency room staff, you deserve to seek financial recovery and accountability for the loss you’ve suffered. Contact Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., today for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn how our Erie, PA, emergency room error lawyers can help you pursue compensation and justice from the healthcare providers responsible for your injuries or complications.
What is the statute of limitations for an emergency room malpractice claim? +
Under Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims, you must file an emergency room malpractice lawsuit within two years of the date you received negligent care at the emergency room or two years of the date you discover (or should discover) the harm you suffered due to negligent care, whichever occurs later. However, don’t wait to get help from our Erie, PA, emergency room malpractice lawyers to file your claims. If you file a lawsuit after the limitations period expires, you may lose your opportunity to seek financial recovery from the negligent healthcare providers at fault for your injuries and losses.
How long will I have to wait to recover compensation? +
An emergency room error case can take anywhere from a few months to a few years to resolve. Various factors will influence the timeline of your case, including: