A hospital that operates an emergency room (ER) is expected by patients and by society in general to meet widely accepted standards of care. Emergency rooms have special responsibilities besides the care standards that apply to all healthcare providers. Namely, according to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act passed by Congress in 1986, hospitals that accept Medicare (including nearly all hospitals) must provide emergency care treatment to anyone who needs it regardless of:
- Legal status
- Ability to pay
"Care" in an emergency room setting includes a wide range of activities affecting sick and injured people such as triage, examinations, treatments, diagnoses and release of patients. Proper attention to patients' symptoms, test results and degree of urgency can mean the difference between life and death — and between good outcomes and poor ones.
Did you or your loved one report to a New York City emergency room complaining of symptoms of a serious illness or disease, only to be sent home prematurely? Were test results misinterpreted in a rushed environment, with disastrous results? Did a minor medical incident escalate to a disabling event because of medical malpractice in the ER?
Whatever your circumstances, lawyers at Paris & Chaikin, PLLC, are prepared to evaluate your case and recommend a course of action. With lawyers who are board of director members of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the law firm's strong track record is reason enough to schedule a consultation.
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Consult with a New York City attorney for emergency room malpractice at the law offices of Paris & Chaikin, PLLC. Call our Manhattan law offices at 646-741-4005 or email us through this website. We generally represent injured ER patients on a contingency basis.*
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*Subject to case review and evaluation, and at the firm's discretion.