When medical error or negligence occurs, patients may suffer devastating consequences which include emotional trauma, pain and suffering, and uncertainty about their health and well-being for the future. Medical negligence forms the basis of medical malpractice claims and lawsuits. As a complex legal matter, it belongs in the hands of a qualified medical malpractice lawyer in your state. If you believe you have been harmed by a health care practitioner in Myrtle Beach, you can turn to Howell & Christmas where your case will be addressed by an attorney team that has decades of collective experience, demonstrated competence, and a commitment to service. Our legal team has a long history of fighting for the rights of the injured and the families of those who have been lost in wrongful deaths. Any medical malpractice incident can lead to either of these consequences, incurring unpredicted medical expenses for corrective treatments or surgeries, lost support and income for family survivors, and other damages. In any valid case of medical malpractice, our team will get to work employing all of our skills and resources on your behalf. We are well-versed in the laws and procedures involved with medical malpractice claims and lawsuits in South Carolina. We know what to do and will work with diligence and care to help you pursue the legal compensation you may be owed.
Who Is Responsible?
Negligence, mistakes, and bad judgment can occur while in the care of any type of healthcare provider, including but not limited to:
- Any other specialist or practitioner
Medical malpractice can occur in private offices, clinics, nursing homes, and hospitals. When a Myrtle Beach practitioner fails to apply what is recognized as standard care for your situation, he or she may be guilty of negligence. These incidents occur far too often, bringing medical malpractice costs in this country to the $55 billion level according to Forbes. Incidents such as amputating the wrong limb, leaving a surgical sponge in a patient’s body during surgery, or giving a patient the wrong medication or a wrong dosage of medication are obvious examples of negligence. Other cases, such as those involving birth injuries or a wrong diagnosis, may not be so clear-cut which is why you need to have your situation evaluated by a medical malpractice lawyer at Howell & Christmas. We can review the facts and circumstances surrounding your injury or loss to determine whether you have a valid case.
Get Committed Legal Help from Howell & Christmas
Medical malpractice claims and lawsuits are subject to specific restrictions and requirements. Because of what is needed to prove any case of medical negligence, you need the services of an attorney who knows the laws, procedures, how to investigate, substantiate, and argue your case in court and who will use all available resources to help you. Our firm is committed to performing at a high level – we know that the future of your well-being as well as your finances may depend on the quality of the work we do at every turn. To schedule a free consultation about your potential medical malpractice claim in Myrtle Beach, contact our offices today.