Q: Emergency Room Malpractice. How do I handle this?
On January 20th, 2021 I was experiencing a medical emergency. I had a severe abscess in my jaw that was causing extreme pain, my heart to race, body shakes and sweats and caused me to lose consciousness. I went to Thorek Emergency Room, there were no other people in the waiting room and no receptionist to check in with. When the receptionist came to the desk, she asked me what I needed and I explained what was happening to me and she replied that "they don't handle things like that there and I needed to go to a specialist". I pointed out that it was almost 5 o'clock in the morning and specialist locations were closed, hence why I went to the emergency room for this medical emergency. She restated that they don't handle situations like mine there and that I would need to wait until other places opened (around 8 am is what she said) to get my emergency under control. She refused to let me be seen and I left untreated, unstable and in insurmountable pain. I waited until other businesses o
An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, a case based on medical malpractice would require showing a breach of a duty of care and injuries that ensue as a result. The level of care/level of medical-dental specialties required to be maintained on hand for the public could involve elements of Illinois law. You could reach out to local attorneys to discuss more meaningfully in greater detail. Good luck
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