Greenville Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Advocating for those injured because of medical negligence throughout South Carolina
You are probably aware that medical errors may account for as many as 251,000 deaths each year in the United States according to a study published in the National Library of Medicine. You place a great deal of trust in your doctor, but when you discover that their negligence caused you serious harm, it can cause you to lose faith in modern medicine.
At Mc Gowan Hood & Felder, LLC, our Greenville medical malpractice attorneys are here to represent your interests and pursue justice on your behalf. You are welcome to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers to share your story and learn about your legal options. You will never pay attorney fees until we recover compensation for you.
My doctor made a serious medical error in my treatment. How do I know if I have grounds for a medical malpractice claim?
Not every mistake that your doctor or other medical professionals make will rise to the level of malpractice. When your doctor’s mistake is the direct cause of your injuries, and you have suffered damages because of the injury, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim.
At McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, we review your medical records and the experiences you had, and help you determine the best path forward. You might be surprised how many people lose out on compensation they deserve because they don’t think they have a case. That is why we offer free initial consultations with our attorneys. Our team has years of experience in this field; let us review the facts, and then help you make a decision that is best for your future.
Examples of medical mistakes which could give rise to a medical malpractice claim
A medical malpractice case arises from a medical error, which can take countless forms including:
- Failure to diagnose cancer, heart disease
- Delayed diagnosis
- Wrong site, wrong side, wrong patient surgery
- Medication errors/pharmacy malpractice
- Birth injury
- OB/GYN malpractice
- Misreading or misinterpretation of lab results
- Anesthesia errors
What is the most common type of medical malpractice case?
According to a medical malpractice service provider, in 2017 diagnostic errors were the most common type of medical negligence cases (34%), followed by:
- Surgical errors, 22%
- Treatment errors, 19%
- OB/GYN malpractice, 9%
- Medication errors, 5%
- Monitoring mistakes, 5%
- Other medical errors, 6%
South Carolina paid out $35,363,500 in claims in 2017.
There is a common misconception that medical malpractice lawsuits are frivolous, but according to this research, 30% of medical negligence cases in 2017 were for wrongful death. Out of all the cases, 58% resulted in some level of permanent injury. When an act of malpractice had to your permanent injury, or has led to the death of your loved one, it is a serious, life-altering matter.
Your Greenville medical malpractice attorney from McGowan, Hood & Felder will listen to the story about your injury and advise you about your legal options for recovering compensation for your losses.
Who can be held liable for medical negligence which causes injuries and death?
When you think about a medical malpractice case, what might come to mind more commonly is a doctor who badly performed a surgical procedure and injured a patient, but physicians are not the only party who can be held liable after a medical mistake. Any other medical provider who had some responsibility in causing the injury may be held liable. Some examples might include:
- Hospital malpractice for medical errors committed by an employee of the hospital
- Free standing medical clinics
- Pharmaceutical manufacturers
Medical malpractice cases are complex, and they require investigations and medical subject matter experts. Our team of experienced Greenville medical malpractice lawyers understands how to gather evidence, determine who is liable and hold the responsible parties accountable for your injuries and losses.
How can a Greenville medical malpractice lawyer help my case?
An experienced Greenville medical malpractice attorney from McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC will be your advocate in court as you go up against your doctor, possibly the hospital and the corporate lawyers for their insurance companies. Medical malpractice cases are complex and labor intensive. It is not something that a private citizen would want to do on their own.
We work with expert medical witnesses who will investigate your case and testify as to how another medical professional under similar circumstances might have acted. Our team will prepare a strong case on your behalf. Whether we settle or take your case to court, we fight for fair compensation for you.
What types of damages can I recover in a medical malpractice claim?
The types of damages or financial compensation you can receive in a medical malpractice settlement or verdict include:
- Cost of medical care related to the injury now and into the future
- Lost income from missed time at work
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Funeral and/or burial costs
- Other losses
At McGowan, Hood & Felder, we are committed to protecting our clients’ rights and making sure that they receive the maximum compensation possible given the facts of their case. A compassionate Greenville medical malpractice attorney from our firm would be happy to sit down with you to hear your story and review your legal options.
Additional types of injury cases our law firm handles
The Greenville, SC personal injury law firm of McGowan, Hood & Felder also takes on other types of injury cases, such as:
- Birth injury and trauma
- Car and truck collisions
- Catastrophic injury cases
- Construction site injuries
- Defective drugs
- Defective medical devices
- Hospital-acquired infections
- Nursing home neglect and abuse
- OB/GYN malpractice
- Premises liability
Consult with an experienced Greenville medical malpractice lawyer today
If you have been injured because of medical negligence, you must take the steps necessary to exercise your right to recover compensation for your medical bills, your lost time at work, pain and suffering and other losses. The experienced medical malpractice lawyers at McGowan, Hood & Felder are here to help you fight back and win. You may contact us or call us today at 803-327-7800 for a free case review. Let us level the playing field on your behalf.
135 Edinburgh Court
Greenville, SC 29607