When placed under the care of a doctor, hospital, or any other type of medical provider, the last thing we expect to occur is further harm. Unfortunately, medical errors and negligence occur in this country injuring thousands of Americans annually. If you believe you have been injured or sustained health damage due to medical malpractice in the Hilton Head area, you should discuss your situation with an experienced attorney.
At Howell & Christmas we have been helping the injured and the families of those who have wrongfully died for many years. Our Hilton Head medical malpractice attorneys share more than three decades of legal experience in helping to right the wrongs of Hilton Head medical malpractice, personal injury, and wrongful death. We know the laws, the procedures, and the legal system and will put our shoulders to the wheel with intensive work and commitment on behalf of valid claimants.
Medical malpractice claims and lawsuits are notoriously difficult, demanding, and complex. Because of the technical skills and commitment needed to prevail in these cases, you should bring your case to an attorney who concentrates on and has experience in civil litigation in the field of medical malpractice and personal injury. We know how vital your claim may be to your future health, emotional well-being, and financial security. The quality and depth of the work done on any case often makes the difference between a fair settlement or positive verdict and one that is less than satisfactory. A medical malpractice attorney can help you work through all of the issues in your case.
Understanding Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice can consist of various scenarios but they all have one factor in common: a departure from accepted medical practice or negligence on the part of a doctor, nurse, or any licensed health care professional. Clinics, hospitals, dentists, therapists, surgeons, psychologists, psychiatrists, pharmacists, chiropractors, and other practitioners may be subject to claims of negligence. Medical malpractice can include but is not limited to:
- Errors in diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, missed diagnosis
- Birth injuries stemming from pregnancy care and delivery
- Surgical errors, such as wrong site surgery, leaving foreign objects in the patient’s body, and more
- Anesthesia errors
- Pharmacy errors or medication errors on the part of nurses, doctors, etc.
- Failure to provide appropriate medical treatment or delays in treating a patient
- Hospital infections
- Nursing home neglect or mistreatment
- Dental treatment errors
Medical malpractice cases are subject to a statute of limitations in South Carolina. That is why you need to get legal advice and guidance concerning your potential claim as soon as you become aware of your injury or health damage. You can discuss your situation in a free consultation at Howell & Christmas. Once we have all the facts and understand the circumstances, we can thoroughly analyze everything to determine the validity of a claim made on your behalf in Hilton Head. We can then begin the process of investigation and substantiation according to the specific requirements we need to meet. Contact us to arrange to speak with a malpractice attorney today.