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Failure to Perform Necessary Tests

Failure to Perform Necessary Tests

Creating Options for Victims of South Carolina Doctors’ Failure to Perform Necessary Tests

When improper testing causes a wrong diagnosis, and catastrophic illness, injury, or death results, our lawyers demand accountability

A doctor’s inability to diagnose a serious medical condition can rob their patient of critical time and treatment options, and lead to serious personal injury or wrongful death. When a patient enters a doctor’s office, a hospital, or an emergency room in pain or with a serious injury or medical condition, medical professionals must conduct the proper testing to determine the cause and extent of the problem. Failure to conduct those tests, conducting them improperly, or misreading their results can lead to misdiagnosis, medication errors, worsened condition, and death for which the treating physician may be liable.

If a patient suffers injury or death because a hospital’s cost-cutting policies kept its staff from conducting or ordering tests that could have prevented or improved the outcome, the hospital may be liable as well. That is where we come in. At McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC, you work with a team of experienced South Carolina medical negligence lawyer who know how to build a successful case for compensation. Trust in us when you need help.

What are some examples of these failures?

The South Carolina medical malpractice attorneys of McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC, have had extensive experience handling cases involving:

  • Failure to test for cancer by using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computer Axial Tomography (CAT) scanning, X-ray, and biopsy of breast, prostate, lung, cervical or pancreatic tissue, and suspicious swellings or growths on lymph nodes, skin, or other body parts.
  • Failure to test for and treat imminent heart attack.
  • Failure to test for and treat strokes or aneurisms, especially when swift, decisive intervention could have helped the patient to avoid paralysis, loss of speech or vision, or death.
  • Failure to test for and treat infections such as tetanus, sepsis, or Group B strep.
  • Failure to test for and treat bleeding from internal injuries.

Put your trust in the South Carolina law firm that puts people first

The South Carolina medical malpractice lawyers at McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC, are hard-working, no-nonsense practitioners with extensive experience advocating for people whose doctors fail to perform according to acceptable standards of care. We are dedicated, driven, and committed to delivering results.

Your medical malpractice case matters to us. If you suffered an injury, or a loved one died because of a hospital’s or medical professional’s failure to use the proper tests to accurately diagnose and properly treat a health condition, let us help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve.

Contact McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC today.  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.  We proudly serve people throughout South Carolina from offices in Columbia, Anderson, Rock Hill, Sumter, and Georgetown.

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