Individuals who go to emergency rooms, urgent care clinics, and doctor’s offices do so to get remedies for whatever medical condition they have. All too often, however, individuals who are already sick or hurt in some way end up in a worse position that they started. These situations may occur due to medical errors, misdiagnoses, and other types of negligence that constitute medical malpractice.
In fact, hundreds of thousands of Americans each year suffer serious and even fatal consequences as a result of injuries and medical conditions that stem from medical malpractice. If you believe that you or a family member has suffered injury due to medical malpractice in Waterboro, take action by speaking with a medical malpractice attorney from Howell & Christmas as soon as possible. In doing so, you can protect your legal rights, learn about your options, and choose the path that is best for you and your family.
Many individuals, just like you, have suffered needless health-related setbacks that will impact their lives forever. Fortunately, Howell & Christmas has handled cases that involve all types of medical negligence and can help you understand your options for seeking recompense. Common errors made by healthcare practitioners include:
- Failure to diagnose medical conditions or injuries in a timely manner so as to prevent complications, including death
- Making medication errors such as overdosing, administering incorrect medications, and erroneously mixing medications
- Operating on the wrong body part or leaving medical instruments inside the surgical site
- Making errors in anesthesia administration and monitoring that result in injury, heart attack, paralysis or death
Complaints against physicians and physician assistants can be made through the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners. However, it is often necessary to elevate an initial complaint to a claim for damages. If you have experienced any of the above situations, or another instance in which you believe medical malpractice has occurred in Walterboro, contact a Howell & Christmas lawyer today.
Firm partners Lad Howell and Gary Christmas have years of experience in handling all types of negligence claims and helping victims who have suffered permanent injuries. Medical malpractice cases can be complex, so experience handling these can be a critical component. Furthermore, there are strict time limits regarding civil lawsuits that all individuals must observe; if you fail to meet these deadlines, then you may lose your right to pursue your claim. Whether you have personally suffered an injury or your family has lost a loved one as a result of potential medical malpractice, you owe it to yourselves to explore the possibility of legal action to pursue compensation to which you may entitled.
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Howell & Christmas prides itself on providing the utmost professionalism and compassion. We are here to pursue redress for your injuries to the extent that is available through a medical malpractice claim. Contact our office now to request your complimentary consultation.