Montana ER Mistake Lawyers



When a person heads to the ER, it is because he or she needs immediate medical attention. When that person is turned away, when their concerns are not taken seriously or when they wait too long to see a doctor, injury, illness and death can occur. Harris & Associates, PLLC offers skilled representation to people who have been injured by these and other ER mistakes.

Our firm represents injured patients and surviving family members from throughout Montana and northern Wyoming, including Sheridan, Cody and Casper, who frequently travel to Billings for medical care. If you believe an ER mistake resulted in injury, illness or death of a loved one, our firm would like to talk to you. Call us today at 406-247-0591 or toll free at 800-724-9848 to arrange your free initial consultation with one of our lawyers.


Attorneys at our firm have more than 30 years of collective legal experience. We have in-depth understanding of the components of a successful claim. With a passion for justice, we take on cases that we feel confident in. We handle emergency room errors that involve negligence such as the following:

  • Misdiagnosis of heart attack: For example, a person may have sought medical help at the ER because they were having breathing problems. The person may have been misdiagnosed with asthma, sent home and later died.
  • Failure to recognize fetal distress: For example, a pregnant woman may have gone into the ER with labor pains. She was not tested for eclampsia, it is not recognized that the baby was in distress, and injury or death to mom and baby occur.

Of course, there are many instances where a patient's concerns are not taken seriously, where a doctor failed to do the correct diagnostic test, when surgical errors occur or when the on-call doctor simply did not come to the hospital. Patients can be sent home with conditions of a stroke, or sent home with broken bones with the diagnosis of a sprain - leading to serious injuries or untimely, unnecessary deaths. Failure to diagnose and treat an emergency medical condition is a mistake that should not happen.

Harris & Associates, PLLC is selective about the ER mistake cases we take on. We work with medical experts to determine whether negligence has occurred. When it can be shown that the standard of care was not followed in the emergency room, we move forward. Our firm can discuss your specific injury, illness or death of a loved one in a free initial consultation. Contact us today to arrange yours.