I was forced to wait for hours in an emergency room and suffered complications as a result. Can I sue the hospital?

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Emergency rooms are increasingly overloaded with patients who do not have true medical emergencies, and instead have nowhere else to turn for medical assistance. Although most emergency room staff try their hardest to care for all of their patients in a conscientious manner, patients can often be overlooked because of the high volumes of patients. According to the Centers for Disease Control, between 2003 and 2009 alone, wait times for medical care increased 25 percent in emergency rooms. 

All patients who are seeking medical help deserve to be properly diagnosed and treated. If that does not happen, the patients can file an emergency room medical malpractice lawsuit. One huge concern is that patients are now receiving less attentive care when they visit emergency rooms, and may not receive the treatment they need. Some common injuries that can occur in an ER may be caused by delayed treatment, misdiagnosis, inaccurate tests or medications, or failing to follow the proper protocol.

If you or a family member has been injured due to negligence in a Texas emergency room, you have the right to pursue a medical malpractice case. In these types of cases, it’s important to have a law firm that is experienced at dealing with medical malpractice. These cases are complex and can take a long time to complete.

Call the Houston medical malpractice attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707 if you have suffered medical problems because of medical malpractice 
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