Delayed American Medical Response (AMR) Lawsuits [Portland]

Have you been in an accident or needed medical support and could not get it quickly? Perhaps you waited for an hour or several hours for the car, suffering complications from your injury or illness as a result. Unfortunately, this type of incident has occurred many times at the hands of the providers who promise to provide help. A Portland medical malpractice attorney from Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC can help you fight for compensation in a delayed American Medical Response (AMR) lawsuit.

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Multnomah County Fines American Medical Response (AMR) Over Slow Response Times
What Response Time Standards is AMR Expected to Meet?
Potential Harm Caused by a Delayed Medical Response
Why Should You Hire a Delayed AMR Response Attorney?
Potential Damages Available in Your Case
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Why Choose Our Attorney for a Delayed AMR Response Case?

At Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, our legal team is available to guide and support you throughout the legal process of taking action. Our legal team has worked closely with many people who have suffered incredible losses due to the negligence of medical providers. Because of our experience and ability to provide our clients with fast, reliable legal support, you can trust us to be there to help you as well.

If you believe you suffered losses related to delayed ambulance care, we want to hear about it so we can offer you legal guidance on what steps you may be able to take to recover losses.

Multnomah County Fines American Medical Response (AMR) Over Slow Response Times

American Medical Response (AMR) is a provider of emergency medical response in the Multnomah County area. In fact, it is the only such provider. Yet, there have been numerous reports that the company failed to provide support to patients quickly enough. Reports indicate that the county is imposing a fee of over $500,000 on the company for such delays.

These fines are an important recognition that there is likely evidence that AMR failed to meet the expectations of the patients it was supposed to be providing care for.

What Response Time Standards is AMR Expected to Meet?

While every situation seems like an emergency when you are within it, ambulance providers have very specific expectations of care to provide. The county shares that it expects the ambulance service to respond to 90% of all life-threatening calls within just 8 minutes within all urban areas of the city. Reports indicate that AMR ambulances arrived late to emergencies 14% of the time. More so, it has not met the 90% target of being there within 8 minutes since March of 2022.

While the county’s fines are related to these considered life-threatening emergency response delays, they are not the only types of incidents that have occurred. Though the county did not provide additional information, they note that even non-immediate emergency response times have not been consistently within the stated requirements.

Potential Harm Caused by a Delayed Medical Response

When every second counts, delays like this can cost a person their life. Delays can be comprehensively worrisome for anyone living within this area who may rely on an ambulance to get care to them quickly.

Ambulance delays can cause numerous problems for patients of car accidents. Some examples of this include:

The sooner medical care can get to a person facing a life-threatening condition, the fewer complications could arise. Faster diagnosis, more immediate, life-threatening care provided, and better results from medications and treatments may be possible when care is administered immediately. Our Portland wrongful death attorney is prepared to take on cases where medical negligence contributed to a victim’s death.

Why Should You Hire a Delayed AMR Response Attorney?

When an ambulance does not arrive on time, it does not matter to you that the company was short-staffed or had an employee who was inexperienced. You need medical care that you expect to be available to you. Yet, proving that you suffered loss because of a delay like this can be challenging.

If you believe that the delayed response from AMR led directly to complications in your health or, even worse, led to a family member’s death, you should have an experienced medical malpractice attorney by your side throughout the legal process. There are many reasons to hire a medical malpractice lawyer to help you in a complicated case like this:

Potential Damages Available in Your Case

Determining what your losses are in an ambulance delay case like this will take some investigation into the details of what occurred. Our team will help you to calculate these losses carefully by looking at the immediate and long-term losses you have. This could include economic losses such as:

In addition to this, you may qualify for non-economic damages that may include:

There are many potential losses you could have. Let us fight to understand what those losses could be.

Speak to Our Skilled Delayed Medical Response Attorney Today

Do not wait to get the legal help and guidance you need. If you were impacted by AMR delays, we want to help you to pursue compensation for your losses. Contact Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC to get the legal guidance you need now. We are happy to offer a free consultation to discuss your case with you now. Let us fight for the changes that are so critical to the well-being of the community.