Paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are first responders responsible for providing urgent medical care in emergency settings. We expect EMTs to improve the situation, not make it worse. If you or someone close to you has been injured due to the negligence of an EMT, we can help. At Arfaa Law Group, our EMT error lawyers can scrutinize the facts of your case and provide you with an honest assessment of your claim.
In some cases, EMTs and first responders may have some immunity from lawsuits for good-faith efforts to revive a patient or treat serious wounds. However, they can still be sued for medical malpractice if they act or fail to act in certain ways. EMT errors can cause a patient to sustain further injuries or illnesses beyond those they were originally suffering. Examples of such errors include but are not limited to:
- Failing to respond in a timely manner;
- Failing to bring or use the correct equipment;
- Making medication mistakes;
- Failing to administer oxygen;
- Failing to identify life-threatening conditions that need prompt action;
- Failing to keep the ambulance equipment in functioning order; or
- Failing to adhere to evaluation or treatment procedures.