Seeking Justice for Victims of Errors by Medical Professionals in South Carolina
Help from experienced medical malpractice and negligence lawyers
You trust your doctor, surgeon, or hospital to improve your condition, not make it worse. You take it for granted that state-of-the-art medical equipment, sophisticated diagnostic procedures, and highly trained specialists and technicians will see you through a health problem. But, even the best doctors and hospitals in America commit negligent errors that cause their patients to suffer complications, injuries, needless pain and suffering, and even death. The stress of constant responsibility for the lives and health of others takes its toll on members of the medical profession, and it is not unusual to find doctors and nurses relieving that stress by means of alcohol and abuse of the drugs to which they have easy access.
At McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, we help people just like you who were harmed when a negligent doctor made an error in the course of your treatment – an error that led to your injury. Our South Carolina doctor negligence attorneys have successfully represented clients throughout the state, obtaining millions of dollars in jury verdicts and settlements on their behalf. You didn’t do anything wrong to lead to your injury, but you do have options moving forward. Let us help you.
Understanding the problem
A study that appeared in the September 2013 issue of the Journal of Patient Safety estimated that at least 210,000 patients die each year because a hospital or a medical professional failed to keep to an acceptable standard of medical care. The “standard of care” is an idea, accepted throughout the medical profession, of the type and quality of care that an average hospital or a reasonably competent health care professional should deliver in a particular circumstance. Failure to adhere to that standard can be the basis of a medical malpractice claim. Determining the standard of care in a particular situation requires the skill and experience of a first-rate South Carolina medical malpractice lawyer.
Examples of errors that may result in a malpractice suit against a doctor or hospital include:
- Diagnostic Errors
- Failure to Diagnose/Misdiagnosis
- Failure to Diagnose/Misdiagnosis of Cancer
- Failure to Perform Necessary Tests
- Hospital Errors
- Emergency Room Errors
- Wrongful Death Due to Emergency Room Error
- Surgical Errors
- Medication Errors
Every medical malpractice case is different. That is why the South Carolina medical malpractice attorneys at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC work closely with clients to get to know the details of their cases and to design a legal strategy that addresses their unique legal needs.
Put your trust in the South Carolina law firm that puts people first
Your medical malpractice case matters to us. The attorneys at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, have extensive experience obtaining justice and compensation for people whose doctors fail to perform according to acceptable standards. Our top-notch lawyers have handled complex cases, not only in our state, but throughout the country.
We are dedicated, driven, and committed to delivering results. Contact McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC. Call 803-327-7800 and schedule a free case evaluation by a South Carolina medical malpractice attorney, or fill out our contact form from any device. McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, proudly serves people throughout the state, from offices in Columbia, Anderson, Rock Hill, Sumter, and Georgetown.