Columbia Emergency Room Error Attorney
For more than 30 years, attorney W. Scott Sonntag has handled medical malpractice claims throughout Washington, D.C., and Maryland. He has gained an in-depth understanding of the “snapshot medicine” commonly practiced in hospital emergency rooms. Often hospitals are crowded and understaffed, leading to misdiagnoses, medication errors and other emergency room errors.
Years of Experience Holding Negligent Medical Professionals Accountable
The most effective emergency room error attorneys can convince an insurance company or jury that — even given challenging circumstances — it was possible and necessary to deliver better care. Columbia emergency room error lawyer W. Scott Sonntag has successfully done this many times in his experience handling over 200 trials and thousands of cases that have settled. He has the skills, experience and legal resources to help you secure a full financial recovery.
Doctors, surgeons and other medical professionals are under substantial pressure working in emergency rooms throughout Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. However, when preventable errors occur, negligent medical professionals need to be held accountable. To determine if you have a valid medical malpractice claim, contact us for a free consultation in Columbia, Maryland.
Handling All Types of Emergency Room Malpractice Claims
Adhering to standard levels of medical care is as important in the emergency room as in any other medical setting. Attorney Scott Sonntag is highly experienced working with a network of experts to determine when that standard is violated.
The challenges are clear: nearly every patient has a serious concern, yet resources are limited and rapid diagnoses are often necessary. However, all too often, emergency room patients are only seen by a nurse practitioner. The failure to properly supervise these professionals can lead to medical malpractice.
One frequent emergency room error is the decision to discharge, rather than admit a patient who turns out to have a more serious medical condition than initially believed. Unacceptable, costly delays in evaluating a patient can justify legal action against negligent hospitals and medical professionals. Medical malpractice lawyer Scott Sonntag has more than 30 years of experience handling hospital ER negligence claims, including:
- Failure to admit patients with serious health concerns
- Failure to properly diagnose an impending heart attack or stroke — sometimes resulting in wrongful death
- Misdiagnosis of a cancer and other life-threatening conditions as a less serious medical issues such as the flu or a non-threatening sore throat
- Failure to monitor or failure to treat emergency room patients
- Failure to recognize the seriousness of a closed head injury, allowing bleeding or swelling to progress and cause permanent brain injury
- Medication errors
Turn to a Lawyer Recognized for His Skills and Integrity
Before focusing entirely on advocating for families and patients with malpractice claims, Mr. Sonntag worked on the other side of the law. He spent more than 17 years defending medical professionals accused of malpractice. Mr. Sonntag is well-respected by defense lawyers, insurance companies and medical professionals for his comprehensive background. This can be used to your advantage when Mr. Sonntag negotiates to help you obtain a full financial recovery.
Contact Our Experienced Hospital ER Negligence Lawyer in Columbia
If you believe an emergency room error has had serious ramifications for you or your family, you have a right to take action. Contact our law firm in Columbia, Maryland, for a free initial consultation. Attorney Scott Sonntag delivers unwavering support to clients put at risk from medical providers’ negligent actions.