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Medical error victims in Maryland may seek help

In many hospitals across the country, including some in the Washington D.C. and Maryland areas, emergency rooms are understaffed but still must serve large numbers of patients, especially in large urban areas. Although the vast majority of patients receive good care, sometimes medical errors and misdiagnoses injure and even kill patients. Fortunately, those who are injured have the right to hold those who treat them responsible and to seek compensation for their pain and suffering and financial losses.

All patients who enter an emergency room must be immediately assessed to determine what priority their treatment will be given. Quick diagnoses are thus mandatory even when resources are limited. Still, by following basic medical protocols and meeting proper medical standards, most emergency rooms are able to adequately meet patients' needs. It is when those protocols and standards are not met that patients suffer.

An effective medical malpractice attorney may be able to convince an insurance company or judge or jury that better care for a patient was possible and that the injury was avoidable if a practitioner or facility had met the prevailing standard of care. With more than 30 years of experience, attorney W. Scott Sonntag has helped clients with such medical malpractice claims throughout the District of Columbia and Maryland.

Anyone who has been a victim of medical malpractice in any form of hospital negligence has the right to initiate legal action. Attorney W. Scott Sonntag's website may be a useful source of information for people who have been the victim of emergency room errors and are wondering what legal remedies they may pursue.

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