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8 Questions to Ask If You Were the Victim of Emergency Room Negligence

Typically, when a person heads to the nearest Boise emergency room, their medical condition has already reached a crisis stage. Many are bleeding or in severe pain. This makes it all the more important that the health care providers in the emergency room pay close attention to the patient and perform all standard procedures relating to the condition. Unfortunately, some providers who are pressed for time fail to follow proper protocols. This can result in life-threatening injuries to the patient.

Claims for medical malpractice following an emergency room visit rely strongly on whether or not the patient was evaluated and treated appropriately. Failing to do so constitutes negligence on the part of the medical personnel. If you are trying to determine whether you might have been the victim of negligent care in a Boise emergency room, consider how the following questions might apply to your situation:

  1. Did the triage nurse recognize the symptoms of distress?
  2. How long did the patient have to wait before seeing a doctor?
  3. Were the proper medical and diagnostic tests ordered?
  4. How long was the patient kept for observation?
  5. Was the patient sent home prematurely?
  6. Did the medical staff properly read a scan or test result?
  7. Was the room adequately clean at the time of the visit?
  8. Was all of the equipment properly sterilized prior to any procedure?


Medical compensation claims are complex. Those that involve emergency room negligence require the knowledge and guidance of a compassionate attorney. Emergency rooms are often overcrowded and understaffed, and as a result, patients may be injured. Hiring an attorney can help to ensure that you obtain the compensation that you deserve.

To learn more about how the attorneys at Morton Law Offices have assisted countless other clients, we invite you to read the firsthand accounts on our client testimonials page.

Alan Morton
Advocate for Justice/Trial Lawyer