What Damages Can You Collect in an Emergency Room Error Lawsuit?

Emergency room errors can lead to serious consequences, including additional injuries, worsening illnesses, preventable complications, and death. Through an emergency room error lawsuit, you can collect compensation related to the physical, emotional, and financial damages you sustain due to the negligence.

Emergency room error victims often claim the following types of compensation.

  • Past and future medical costs
  • Lost wages and loss of future earnings
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Mental anguish and emotional distress
  • Chronic pain, disability, or disfigurement
  • Death benefits if applicable, such as funeral expenses

Remember, you can only collect damages directly related to the emergency room error. Unless the negligence exacerbated your condition, you cannot claim damages for the illness or injury that brought you to the emergency room. Your attorney from Fowler Pickert Eisenmenger Norfleet will help you determine which compensation you qualify for.

Experiencing an act of medical malpractice in the emergency room can be a terrifying event. If you fall victim to a medical professional’s negligence, Fowler Pickert Eisenmenger Norfleet can advocate for your right to financial compensation.

Spencer Eisenmenger
Helping Kansas City area medical malpractice, product liability, birth injury and personal injury clients.