None of us expects to suffer harm when we place ourselves in the care of a medical provider. Yet every year Americans are hurt by negligence and errors committed by healthcare practitioners in hospitals, clinics, and private practice offices. These errors can lead to new medical expenses, lost time at work, emotional distress, and pain and suffering. If you believe you or a loved one has suffered medical negligence at the hands of any type of medical practitioner, it’s crucial that you seek legal advice. Howell & Christmas offers legal representation for all types of medical malpractice cases which have occurred in Folly Beach or surrounding area.
Our injury attorneys know what is involved in the investigation, preparation, and pursuit of medical malpractice cases. These claims and lawsuits are subject to many restrictions and require thorough and competent case-handling by a law firm that is well-versed in all of the technical and legal aspects they involve. The attorney team at our firm is comprised of highly knowledgeable and skilled Folly Beach medical malpractice lawyers who have achieved high marks in both peer reviews and client reviews per Avvo and Martindale-Hubbell, organizations which rank lawyers and law firms in every state. We work hard and apply all of our resources to fully pursue every case we represent.
Proving Your Case
Medical malpractice cases are based on the negligence or errors of healthcare practitioners. That negligence can occur in many ways and in many scenarios, but the bottom line is that the practitioner deviated from what is considered standard care or treatment for the medical condition at hand. Thus, medical malpractice can include the actions or inaction of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, physical or behavioral therapists, psychiatrists, and more.
These errors can take place in a practitioner’s office, a clinic, hospital, or nursing home. They can include birth injuries, surgical errors, cosmetic surgical errors, prescription medicine errors, diagnostic errors, and more. They may be clearly obvious, as in the case of amputating the wrong limb or they may be more uncertain as in the case of a diagnostic error. Either way, it’s critical to have your case analyzed by a Folly Beach medical malpractice attorney who is thoroughly familiar with how medical malpractice is determined and how claims are pursued through the legal system.
Facts about Medical Malpractice in the U.S.
According to Public Citizen, as many as 44,000 to 98,000 people die every year in hospitals across the nation due to medical errors which could have been prevented. Medical mistakes cost our society $17 billion up to $29 billion annually. These figures reflect the seriousness of a problem that no patient or family should have to endure.
Working With An Attorney
Getting accomplished and dedicated legal help as soon as possible in the wake of Folly Beach medical malpractice is vital. Our firm stands ready to help you – we offer a free consultation in which you can discuss your potential case with one of our experienced Folly Beach medical malpractice attorneys. Contact us any time of the day or night to get started.