While medical science and technology have produced some truly amazing and revolutionary treatments and cures for all manner of illnesses, injuries, and diseases, patients still experience incidents of medical malpractice in the United States. All too often, what are supposed to be routine medical procedures and surgeries end up causing patients more harm than good due to mistakes made by surgeons, doctors, and nurses alike. Moreover, the failure of medical professionals to properly diagnose and treat certain medical conditions also results in harm to patients. All of these types of medical malpractice can result in extremely serious injuries and even death to unwitting patients who trust the medical professionals who are treating them. Fortunately, a medical malpractice attorney can help. At Howell & Christmas you will find a team of caring and compassionate legal professionals who are dedicated to helping you with your case in Orangeburg.
How a Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help
When a medical professional commits medical negligence that results injuries or illness to you or your loved one, you may be entitled to compensation from your losses. A malpractice lawyer can assist you in investigating the circumstances that led to your injuries, evaluating the events that occurred, and seeking compensation from any and all responsible parties. We know that each case is unique and based on the standard of care that is applicable to the medical specialty at issue; as a result, we know how to assess your case to see if you have a valid claim for damages. Rather than being left wondering if an injury, illness, or death could have been avoided, or failing to report suspected medical malpractice due to a lack of knowledge, you can help take control of your situation by seeking legal assistance and representation for your case from the attorneys at Howell & Christmas.
What All Patients Should Know
While few, if any, patients can prevent medical malpractice from occurring, you can take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones by researching the procedure or surgery that you intend to undergo, or learning about the disease or illness with which you have been diagnosed. For instance, you should always take the following steps when being treated for a medical condition:
- Be aware of the typical symptoms that you might experience when undergoing any type of treatment, taking a new medication, or having surgery or another procedure.
- Realize that with any type of surgery or medical procedure, certain risks do exist, including the risk of infection and allergic reactions to medication or anesthesia.
- Clarify which symptoms should prompt you to call the doctor for an appointment, or that may necessitate emergency medical care.
By taking these simple steps, you can put yourself in a better position to avoid the often devastating effects of medical malpractice and help protect your loved ones, as well.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation Today
Whether medical malpractice clearly has occurred, or you are unclear as to whether it may have occurred, our lawyers can help. At Howell & Christmas we offer you a free consultation to discuss any claim that you may have in Orangeburg. We will go over every aspect of your case, answer your questions, calm your concerns, and explore every option that is available to you. Contact us today and set up your free consultation.