Do I Have a Case if I Was Harmed Due to an Emergency Room Error?

If you are someone who recently took a trip to the emergency room, there is a very good chance that you essentially put your life in their hands. Unfortunately, emergency room staff does not always operate in accordance with how they should, and if you are someone who was harmed due to an emergency room error, there is a very good chance that you are now seeking financial compensation in a medical malpractice claim. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Washington D.C. medical malpractice attorneys to learn more about these errors and how our firm can help you through the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are some of the most common types of emergency room errors?

Unfortunately, there are a wide array of medical errors that can occur during a visit to a hospital, especially if an individual has a complicated medical issue. That being said, this does not excuse negligence. Some of the most common forms of emergency room errors that we see include an error in diagnosis, insufficient staffing to handle a medical issue timely, unsafe emergency room conditions, and medication errors (whether it be prescribing the wrong medication, prescribing the wrong dose of medication, or improperly administering anesthesia). These are just some of the most common emergency room errors that our firm sees.

Do I have a valid medical malpractice claim?

To have a valid medical malpractice claim, your Washington D.C. medical malpractice attorney will have to prove that the hospital owed you a duty of care, breached that duty of care, and that the breach of care led to your medical condition worsening and you sustaining significant damages as a result. Our firm has helped countless individuals file medical malpractice claims over the years, and we are ready to do the same for you.

How long will I have to file a medical malpractice claim for an emergency room error in Washington D.C.?

There are few things worse than sustaining an injury due to an incident of medical malpractice. For this very reason, you should file your claim sooner, rather than later. In fact, there is a statute of limitations for these claims. The statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in Washington D.C. is, generally, three years, which means that you must not wait any longer than three years from the date of your incident to take action against the liable party.


The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.