If you were the victim of a medical mistake in Hanahan, the damage done by the care provider could be serious. A misdiagnosis or a botched treatment can be fatal or can cause expensive and life-changing injuries. When this happens to you, you have the right to take action. A Hanahan medical malpractice lawyer can help.
All medical providers are required by law to provide reasonable care to patients. When a provider falls short, the provider must compensate the victim for all losses. It is up to malpractice victims to pursue their claim, so don’t hesitate to contact Howell & Christmas today for help getting your case started. Our injury lawyers have a combined 30 years of experience helping Hanahan plaintiffs hold providers accountable and we offer free case evaluations to malpractice victims, so call today to see if you have a claim.
Patients Have Legal Rights
Patients have a legal right to trust that their care providers will not make diagnostic errors or other treatment mistakes. Patients also have the right to give informed consent before they undergo any medical procedure.
Because plaintiffs have these rights, doctors have obligations. Medical care providers must provide reasonable quality treatment, must perform procedures with skill and should recognize when symptoms suggest the need for more testing or point to a specific diagnosis.
Unfortunately, doctors fall short of these obligations every day. Some of the most common mistakes made by physicians include:
- Missed diagnoses
- Delayed diagnoses
- Surgical mistakes
- Skills-based errors in routine medical treatment
- Intubation errors
- Misread lab results
- Medication errors
The majority of specialty practice doctors will be sued for at least one medical mistake at some point in their careers, and 200,000 people each year will lose their lives in the United States because of mistakes that doctors make. If you are one of the many who is hurt or if a loved one is killed, a medical malpractice lawyer will help you take action against the doctor as well as other possible defendants like the hospital or health clinic.
Patients can also pursue a claim if a doctor fails to get informed consent, which means explaining the medical procedure prior to performing treatment and giving you the opportunity to decide if it is right for you.
If you suspect a medical error was made in Hanahan, one of our medical malpractice lawyers will assist you in requesting copies of all medical records and treatment information. An independent professional can review the information and conduct a medical examination to determine if you were harmed by a medical error.
If you can prove that the care provider harmed you, you can obtain compensation through a malpractice lawsuit or by settling your case out of court. Howell & Christmas can help with both litigation and settlement negotiations. Contact us today to speak with a member of our legal team and learn more about how we can help you.