As a patient who sees a doctor, undergoes a medical procedure, or is otherwise hospitalized, you expect that you will receive medical care that is designed to achieve the best outcome. Unfortunately, we have all seen the news stories about individual patients who have fallen victim to the negligence of medical professionals, which can cause more severe injury, illness, or even death to the patients involved. All too often, patients end up in a worse condition than they were when they sought medical help in the first place. When a McClellanville doctor, hospital, or other medical professional fails to live up to the reasonable standard of care based on your particular circumstances, and injury results, you may pursue an injury or wrongful death claim. If you find yourself in this situation, the attorneys of Howell & Christmas can help.
Investigating the Facts
Medical malpractice cases can be quite complex, in that they often involve complicated medical procedures and require a clear understanding of the events that led to injuries. At Howell & Christmas we have the knowledge and skills to thoroughly investigate the facts involved in your situation. If necessary, we will take the following actions to properly evaluate your claim:
- We enlist the help of experienced medical professionals to give opinions as to the medical care that you received.
- We hire experts who can easily decipher medical terminology and medical records for clarification about your medical condition and/or injuries.
- We use the knowledge of doctors in the same field in order to compare the proper standard of care for a doctor or other healthcare professional to a case like yours.
By having these resources available at our disposal, we can determine whether you have a valid claim for medical malpractice in McClellanville and proceed accordingly.
Representing Your Interests
We know that you have suffered great harm as a result of your situation, perhaps at the hand of the medical professional who took an oath to do no harm to you or any other patient. As your legal representative, the law firm of Howell & Christmas has a duty to investigate your claim and determine its legal veracity. Assuming that you have a valid claim, our goal is then to fully represent your interests in terms of pursuing compensation for damages. Our attorneys know how to present your claim to the medical professional’s insurance carrier in an effort to get them to settle for a monetary amount we deem appropriate. Should a settlement not occur, we are fully prepared to argue your position in a court of law.
Medical malpractice claims are subject to strict time limits; as a result, you should seek the advice of an experienced lawyer as quickly as possible after injuries occur. Even if you are not sure if you have a valid claim in McClellanville, take advantage of our free consultation so that you can be fully informed of your rights. Let us meet with you, thoroughly review the details and give you our assessment of your case, all with no obligation on your part. Contact Howell & Christmas today.