Emergency Room Malpractice

By definition, people who come to the emergency room are in distress. However, the ER staff is trained in assessing patients with urgent medical conditions and providing appropriate diagnosis and treatment in a timely manner.

Lawsuits for emergency room errors are not about second-guessing every death or diagnosis. It becomes medical malpractice when ER physicians, nurses or technicians stray from accepted medical practices or fail to even evaluate patients who come in with life-threatening conditions.

If your loved one died or suffered serious injury because of negligence by medical professionals in ER, the attorneys at Turbin Chu Heidt can determine if you have grounds to sue. We have a strong record of results in medical malpractice cases.

DID THE ER STAFF MISHANDLE YOUR LOVED ONE’S CARE?
Our Honolulu firm handles medical malpractice cases on Oahu and all the Hawaiian Islands. Call today at 808-528-4000 for a free consultation.

Holding ER Doctors And Hospitals Accountable For Grave Mistakes

Our lawyers are skilled at identifying the mistakes in triage, diagnosis and treatment that resulted in adverse outcomes or preventable death:

  • Failure to assess new patients in a reasonable time frame
  • Failing to administer basic tests or indicated follow-ups
  • Failure to diagnose acute conditions (heart attack, stroke, internal bleeding)
  • Leaving critically ill patients in a waiting room or hallway
  • Intubation errors (breathing tube/feeding tube)
  • Medication errors (contraindications, wrong drug or dose)
  • Errors in emergency surgery
  • Premature discharge (failure to admit or hold for observation)

The result of negligent ER care may be death, cardiac arrest, brain damage, organ damage, amputation, loss of use and another serious or permanent harm. We make physicians and hospitals pay damages for medical bills and future care, lost income and earning capacity, disabilities, and pain and suffering. If necessary, we are prepared to go trial to hold the negligent parties accountable.

Put Our Experience To Work For You

If you suspect emergency room malpractice, we extend a free consultation and case evaluation. If we take the case, you owe no attorney fees unless we obtain compensation through settlement or verdict. Schedule your free consultation by calling 808-528-4000 or contact us online.

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Case Results

$10,000,000 – Birth injury Medical malpractice case for newborn’s disabilities

$7,200,000 – Prison Medical Malpractice Failure to treat and diagnose an infection causing multiple organ failure and blood circulation. Such required both legs and both hands to be amputated.

$3,400,000 – Car accident Auto collision case (details are confidential)

$2,700,000 – Brain injury Failure to timely treat headaches resulted in brain injury, memory loss and ability to ambulate.

$2,500,000 –  Medical malpractice Death from a Maui medical facility’s delayed treatment of heart attack symptoms

$10,000,000 –  Birth injury Medical malpractice case for newborn’s disabilities

$7,200,000 – Prison Medical Malpractice Failure to treat and diagnose an infection causing multiple organ failure and blood circulation. Such required both legs and both hands to be amputated.

$3,400,000 – Car accident Auto collision case (details are confidential)

$2,700,000 – Brain injury Failure to timely treat headaches resulted in brain injury, memory loss and ability to ambulate.

$2,500,000 –  Medical malpractice Death from a Maui medical facility’s delayed treatment of heart attack symptoms

$2,500,000 –  Medical malpractice Settlement for the family of a man who died from a reaction to the wrong drug

$2,200,000 –  Catastrophic injury Negligence leading to disabling back and neck injury

$1,625,000 – Ship Worker Injury to a ship worker, who suffered serious permanent injuries. Details are confidential.

$1,600,000 –  Medical Malpractice Medical negligence for a delayed diagnosis of cancer

$1,500,000 –   Whale Watch Passenger For injuries suffered to whale watch vessel passenger

$1,000,000 –  Failure To Diagnose Colon Cancer Failure to perform diagnostic tests for colon cancer by a primary care physician.

$1,000,000 –  Misdiagnosis Policy Limits For misdiagnosis of lupus of a woman that resulted in kidney failure.

$1,625,000 – Ship Worker Injury to a ship worker, who suffered serious permanent injuries. Details are confidential.

$1,000,000 –  Motorcycle Collision Policy Limits Automobile turned left in front of motorcycle, causing death.

$1,000,000 – Medical Malpractice Policy Limits Malpractice of a physician who delayed a diagnosis of colon cancer.

$9,500,000 – Auto Accident Client suffered back and neck injuries from a rear end collision.

$800,000 –  Medical Malpractice for an older gentleman who was not given a test for prostate cancer, resulting in undiagnosed metastasized terminal cancer.

$600,000 –  Golf Cart Collision Our client suffered serious back injuries

$500,000 –  Pedestrian Hit By Auto Underinsured Motorist Policy Our client was on the curb when a car hit her.

$443,000 –  Defective Rental Car Judgment entered by a Maui court after a nearly 3 week trial of our client who suffered a knee injury when the rental van seat was not properly attached to the floor.

$375,000 – Dram Shop (Liquor Service) Liability Our client was hit by a person, served excess alcohol.

$375,000 –  Night Club Beating Our client was illegally assaulted

$275,000 –  Slip & Fall On Premises A slip and fall case on a Chinatown sidewalk that the City has a duty to maintain, but outside a restaurant, who did regularly maintain the area. The City and restaurant were both liable.