Medical negligence injuries can devastate the lives of people and their families. According to the Institute of Medicine, nearly 100,000 patients die from medical negligence every year. Our personal injury attorneys want to ensure that healthcare providers accept responsibility for these serious errors. If you believe you may have suffered due to an error committed by a medical professional, you should learn more about medical malpractice and about what you can do if it happens to you. We can provide you with a free consultation, and we can even visit you in the hospital or your home to talk to you about your potential injury case.
WHAT IS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE?
Not every medical error constitutes medical malpractice. Doctors sometimes make mistakes, but when healthcare providers fail to provide a reasonable standard of care, medical malpractice occurs. Essentially, this involves a healthcare provider, such as a doctor or surgeon, making a negligent mistake that causes the patient to suffer an injury. While medical malpractice takes many different forms, a few common examples include:
- A doctor unreasonably fails to diagnose, misdiagnoses or delays a diagnosis of a medical condition
- A physician provides incorrect treatment
- A surgeon commits and surgical error by operating on the wrong part of the body or leaving a piece of equipment inside the patient’s body
- A doctor makes an error that causes a birth injury and potentially permanent complications for the newborn
For medical malpractice to occur, the healthcare provider’s negligence must be the cause of the error and subsequent injury. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer can determine if your case constitutes medical malpractice.
WHAT CAN I DO IF I SUFFERED FROM MEDICAL MALPRACTICE?
If you believe you may have suffered from medical malpractice, talk to our attorneys. For no charge, we will evaluate your case and discuss whether your facts will allow us to seek compensation for your injury.
In some cases, your medical care provider’s insurance company may attempt to settle a medical malpractice claim with you directly to prevent you from hiring an attorney. However, you should always speak with a lawyer before accepting any settlement offer from an insurance company. Stewart Law Offices, LLC can represent your case and work to get you as much compensation as possible for your injury.
Stewart Law Offices, LLC represents injury victims across South Carolina, along with Gastonia, Charlotte and surrounding areas in North Carolina. Assistance at our Beaufort location is by appointment only. We are always available, so contact our injury and accident attorneys Spartanburg SC today for a free consultation about medical malpractice.