Suffering health damage, an injury, or even a death due to the errors or negligence of a health care practitioner should never happen in Mount Pleasant. Unfortunately, statistics reveal that it does happen more often than it should, leaving patients and their families facing additional corrective surgeries, more medical treatment, lost wages or income, and further pain, emotional distress, and suffering. Under South Carolina law, if you have been placed in this devastating position, you have certain rights and options which should be explored and implemented.
Experienced Legal Representation in Mount Pleasant
At Howell & Christmas our attorneys are well-versed in South Carolina medical malpractice law and all of the procedures necessary to bring you the legal compensation you deserve through a valid claim. A Mount Pleasant medical malpractice attorney at the firm can review and evaluate your situation to determine your options. Every case of medical error or negligence is unique. Some are clearly evident, such as wrong site surgery or leaving behind a surgical instrument or object in the patient’s body. Others are less evident and call for a thorough analysis of the details. Once we know your case is well-founded after reviewing it, a Mount Pleasant medical malpractice attorney can devote their efforts to assist you with your case. With more than 30 years of combined legal experience, we are ready to assist you with your injury claim.
Types of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice claims can be based on a wide variety of errors, deviations from accepted standards of health care, and negligence. These cases can involve doctors, nurses, therapists, surgeons, dentists, pharmacists, psychiatrists, clinics, hospitals, and any other professional health care provider. Claims of negligence can stem from misdiagnosis, delayed or lack of diagnosis, birth injuries, mistakes in types of medications given, surgical errors, hospital infections, nursing home neglect, failure to give appropriate treatment for any condition, delays in treatment, and more.
Each type of medical or health care specialty has its own standards of what is considered appropriate treatment. In South Carolina, proving that these standards have been violated requires thorough examination, preparation, and proof generally using the testimony of pertinent medical experts. These cases are often technical, complex, demanding, and lengthy.
Free Consultation with a Mt Pleasant Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you believe you have been harmed by medical malpractice, you have a limited time in which to file your claim. As soon as you suspect that a medical errAor has occurred, you should get the legal advice and guidance of a Mount Pleasant medical malpractice attorney at our firm. Your initial consultation is free. Contact us to get started today.