The medical profession has made great strides in the prevention and treatment of infections. Unfortunately, none of those advances are worth much to the patient who develops an infection that is allowed to fester because it is not diagnosed when it ought to be.
At the law firm of Furr & Henshaw, our trial lawyers are considered among the premier infection misdiagnosis attorneys in South Carolina. For more than 40 years, our firm has fought for the rights of medical malpractice victims statewide.
Holding Medical Providers Accountable
Whether you came to a doctor or hospital with an existing infection or got infected during a medical procedure, you may be entitled to compensation if a delayed diagnosis of your infection led directly to serious bodily harm.
The signs of a serious infection are usually apparent relatively early to a trained observer. Doctors and nurses are expected to know these symptoms and recognize them. Common signs of infection include:
- Elevated temperature
- Nausea and vomiting
- Unexplained changes in vital signs
- Appearance and drainage of wounds
The simplest infection, left untreated, can result in conditions like sepsis, necrotizing fasciitis (aka flesh-eating disease), acute renal failure and spinal meningitis. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (aka the superbug) is a particularly severe hospital-acquired infection.
Legal Support When You Need It Most
If you have suffered serious bodily harm or have lost a loved one due to a failure to diagnose an infection, contact us to schedule a free consultation. You can call us at 803-250-6829 (Columbia) or 843-213-6737 (Myrtle Beach), or arrange an appointment online. You will not pay any fees unless we help you obtain compensation for the harm done to you.