Columbia, SC Medical Malpractice Attorneys Protect Your Rights
Fighting to get victims and families the full compensation they deserve
Patients understand that the healing process takes time. They know doctors and hospitals cannot perform miracles, however, doctors and hospitals are supposed to meet national standards of medical care. Patients should not come out of a medical procedure or treatment worse than before they received medical care. When medical malpractice occurs, patients have the right to demand payment for all the physical, financial, and emotional harm that ensues. Medical malpractice cases are tough to prove because the healthcare providers rarely, if ever, admit to their own mistakes. At McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, our Columbia medical malpractice lawyers have the experience and resources to tackle these complex cases.
Common medical malpractice cases
Victims of medical malpractice may die. Survivors can suffer catastrophic problems, such as brain trauma, that require around the clock care. Many patients are never able to work again or enjoy life in the same way as they did before the malpractice occurred. These people all deserve to be compensated for wrongful medical acts.
Some of the many types of medical malpractice cases our attorneys handle include:
- Errors in diagnosis. Errors can occur because doctors fail to prescribe the right tests, interpret the results incorrectly, or fail to listen to the patient. An incorrect diagnosis usually means faulty treatment. Common diagnostic errors include the failure to diagnose cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and infections.
- Emergency room errors. ER doctors often fail to provide timely care, get a complete medical history, monitor the patient, or admit the patient to the hospital. Many patients get substandard treatment that causes serious harm.
- Surgical errors. Mistakes in the surgery room can include operating on the wrong patient, operating on the wrong body part, using the wrong tools, using unclean equipment, leaving devices inside the patient, and general failure to use the right medical procedures.
- Hospital errors. Hospitals should take reasonable steps to avoid infections, keep proper medical records, avoid spreading contagious diseases, properly train medical staff, and keep sterile equipment.
- Prescription errors. Medication errors include dosages that are too strong or too weak, drugs that improperly react with other drugs the patient is using, and failing to warn about side effects. Other drug errors include failing to consider allergic reactions or administering the medication improperly.
- Failure to get informed consent. Doctors are required to advise patients of the risks of surgeries and treatments. Physicians and the hospitals they work for must get an informed consent from a patient before they begin to operate on or treat the patient.
Our Columbia medical malpractice attorneys have been helping healthcare victims for many years. Our firm brings claims against hospitals, doctors, nurses, medical technicians, pharmacists, medical companies, and other healthcare providers and suppliers. We work with independent medical professionals to determine the cause of the medical malpractice.
Creating new options for South Carolina victims of obstetrical malpractice
Starting a family is one of the most exciting decisions you can make. When the negligence of a doctor, nurse, surgeon, OB/GYN specialist or healthcare provider takes away the future you envisioned with your child, you have every right to seek compensation for those errors. At McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, we protect the rights and futures of South Carolina families whose lives have been irreparably altered by an act of obstetrical malpractice. Some of the more common circumstances that lead to OB negligence cases include:
- Delay of medical treatments
- Medication errors
- Testing errors
- Failure to monitor
- Failure to diagnose and treat placental abruption
- Failure to diagnose and treat placenta previa
- Failure to diagnose and treat gestational diabetes
- Failure to diagnose and treat pre-eclampsia
- Midwife negligence
- Fetal death
When a healthcare provider compromises your life or the life of your baby, our South Carolina OB malpractice attorneys fight on your behalf. We help you obtain the compensation you will need to pay your medical bills, keep your home and support your family in the future.
Speak with a trusted Columbia medical malpractice lawyer today
The attorneys at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC understand the pain and anxiety patients and families go through when medical help turns into a medical disaster. We know how life-altering one medical mistake, one failed diagnosis, or one improper treatment can be. If you or a loved one has suffered because of medical negligence, please phone us now at 803-327-7800 or complete our contact form to schedule a free case review at our Columbia, South Carolina office.