If you suffered harm in the care of emergency room (ER) doctors, you need to determine what went wrong.
If you can show that a hospital or medical staff had a duty of care toward you and they made a mistake, you may be able to claim compensation for medical negligence.
ER wards cannot book their patients into slots. If a multiple vehicle pile-up happens on the highway, a hospital can go from quiet to full out in minutes. The medical staff has to make decisions about who to treat first. If you are not bleeding to death, you drop down the queue if others are.
If medics underestimate the seriousness of your condition, or if there are too many others with more serious or urgent situations, you may not get the attention you need in time.
Here are some other things that could contribute to the issues:
Do any of these things excuse the harm you suffer in an emergency room? No. No one goes into the medical field expecting it to be easy, and doctors need to take responsibility for their actions.