Skilled Georgetown Medical Malpractice Lawyers Fight for Compensation
Put our many years of litigation experience in South Carolina to work for you
Medical professionals have patients’ lives in their hands on a daily basis. That is why we hold them to the highest level of care. They are expected to perform their duties with an appropriate amount of knowledge and skill. When a doctor, nurse, or medical facility fails to meet this expectation, injuries often result. When the action or inaction of a medical professional causes injury, secure representation from an experienced Georgetown medical malpractice attorney at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC. Let us use our experience and knowledge to help you get the compensation you need and deserve.
Representing clients in a variety of medical malpractice cases
Medical procedures are complex, involving numerous steps, and any of them can result in a medical malpractice claim if handled negligently. Some of the most common medical malpractice claims include:
- Birth injuries. Childbirth is one of the most special times in a woman’s life. The experience of pregnancy, culminated by the introduction of a new life into the world, makes this occasion extremely special for parents and families. While this time is supposed to be enjoyable and exciting, the negligent actions of a medical professional can instantly turn joy into years of pain and sorrow. During pregnancy, expectant mothers entrust their physicians with their health, as well as the health of the developing baby. Failure to adequately identify problems or potential complications may result in devastating circumstances. Misdiagnosis may harm both the mother and child, placing two lives at risk. Delivery mistakes are also common, sometimes causing permanent injury to the baby
- Errors during hospitalization. A hospital visit is meant to fix a problem, or at least help you manage the pain. Unfortunately, many people come out of the hospital in worse condition than when they arrived. Numerous complications may arise during a hospital stay. A nurse may fail to administer the correct medication or fail to adequately follow proper sanitary procedures. Other common problems include hospital-borne illness, such as sepsis. Inadequate hospital procedures and policies contribute to the frequency of these complications.
- Misdiagnosis. When medical professionals give a wrong diagnosis or fail to adequately diagnose symptoms, the consequence may prove deadly. Missing a disease that is otherwise treatable puts the patient in a dangerous situation, especially if the mistake is not caught in a timely manner. Misdiagnosis can cause the prescription of wrong medications, unnecessary and painful medical procedures, and the worsening of a condition due to non-treatment. Failing to adequately screen for a potential condition or misinterpretation of lab results are also common types of misdiagnoses.
An experienced Georgetown medical malpractice lawyer at our firm can help through the legal process after the negligence of a healthcare provider causes you harm. As the leaders in obstetrical (OB) malpractice in South Carolina, our attorneys understand that new families can face an uphill battle if they cannot recover the compensation they need and deserve. You can put your trust in us to protect you and your future.
Understanding your medical malpractice claim
A successful medical malpractice claim requires proof of the following elements:
- A physician and client relationship existed. Medical malpractice only occurs between a medical professional and his or her patient. You must prove that this relationship existed in order to receive compensation.
- The medical professional acted in a negligent manner. Negligence may involve an action, like administering the wrong medication, or a failure to act, such as a missed diagnosis or failing to pay proper attention to symptoms.
- The negligence proximately caused an injury. Any resulting injuries must have been caused by the medical professional’s negligent act. If you assert that a prescribed medication caused a fracture in your leg, you must demonstrate a proximate connection for success in a court of law.
- Proof of specific damages. The court also requires proof regarding the value of your damages.
In South Carolina, we have a national standard of care when it comes to medical negligence cases. Our Georgetown medical malpractice attorneys can help you gather the appropriate evidence to prove your claim.
Secure the services of a skilled Georgetown medical malpractice lawyer to represent you in your claim
The skilled attorneys of McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, have many years of experience litigating South Carolina medical malpractice cases. We provide you with the skill and commitment that your case deserves. Call our office at 803-327-7800 or fill out our contact form to make an appointment for a free case evaluation at our Georgetown office.