Expert Charleston Medical Malpractice Attorney
When you’re ill or injured, you trust your medical professionals to provide proper care and treatment. However, when healthcare providers provide insufficient or unreasonable care, you may suffer injuries. If you’ve been hurt due to medical negligence, a Charleston medical malpractice attorney can help you obtain justice.
A skilled personal injury lawyer can help you seek compensation through a medical malpractice claim for injuries caused by substandard medical care. Negligent medical personnel may be held accountable for their mistakes, and you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries.
Types of Medical Malpractice Claims
Medical malpractice can arise from a variety of situations. However, some scenarios occur more commonly than others. The following are examples of situations that may result in a medical malpractice claim:
Failure to Diagnose
When patients have diseases or life-threatening medical conditions, timely diagnosis is essential. If doctors misdiagnose or fail to diagnose conditions altogether, patients may have limited and less effective treatment options.
Errors can occur during minor or major surgical procedures. In some cases, doctors have completed the wrong surgical procedure, performed surgery on the wrong part of the body, or failed to use anesthesia properly. Surgeons and surgical assistants may also leave foreign objects behind in patients’ bodies, causing future infections or complications.
Doctors, nurses, and pharmacists are trained to identify any potential interactions with medications that could cause adverse reactions or allergies. However, rotating staff, misread prescriptions or notes, and other factors may result in patients receiving insufficient medication, too much medication, or the wrong medication altogether. These errors can cause severe adverse reactions in patients and can even be fatal in some instances.
Damages in Medical Malpractice Claims
Injured parties filing medical malpractice claims may seek various damages, depending on the extent and permanency of their injuries. Some available damages may include:
- Pain and suffering from additional or unexpected injuries
- Lost wages and loss of future earnings if unable to return to work
- Medical bills to treat and repair injuries
- Emotional distress and the costs of therapy or treatment to address resulting mental health issues
Medical malpractice cases are often deeply personal and painful, causing a great deal of mental suffering. Dealing with the injuries stemming from malpractice on top of existing injuries or medical conditions can be challenging. Halversen & Halversen can assist individuals who have suffered injuries due to medical negligence.
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Medical malpractice actions can be complex, requiring additional documentation such as an expert report to support claims. Gathering evidence to support your claim within the appropriate timeframe may not be easy. Therefore, seeking advice from a Charleston medical malpractice lawyer regarding your situation may be wise.
Trying to handle medical malpractice cases on your own could result in losing out on your chance to hold negligent medical personnel responsible for their actions. You may also be unable to seek damages from responsible parties for your injuries. Contact Halversen & Halversen for a free consultation on your case.