Being admitted to a hospital should mean that you or a loved one is in a safe place where the basic standards of care will be met. Negligence and errors committed by medical professionals and other hospital staff can lead to serious and deadly injuries.
When this occurs, an experienced trial lawyer may be able help you pursue compensation. To this end, the attorneys at Furr & Henshaw provide compassionate and knowledgeable guidance, and have earned a reputation for delivering successful outcomes in cases of medical malpractice.
We Can Protect Your Rights And Interests
Medical errors occur when doctors, nurses, hospital personnel, emergency room staff and related parties fail to meet the standards of practice.
The most common such errors and oversights include:
- Misdiagnosis or mistreatment of a serious medical condition
- Misinterpretation of test and lab results
- Failure to follow up on lab and test results
- Providing the wrong medication or improper dosage to a patient
- Failure to maintain accurate records
- Failure to take sanitary precautions or treat infections
- Failure to attend to immediate patient need
- Failure to communicate new symptoms or patient complaints to another medical professional
- Equipment that is not properly sterilized or defective
Answering Your Questions And Concerns
Hospital negligence cases are complex and timely actions can also be the key to obtaining favorable results. If you suspect or believe you or a loved one were victims of medical malpractice in a hospital, we advise you to consult a knowledgeable attorney to learn whether you have a case or not. In the meantime, we share below the answers to some of our clients’ most common questions:
What does it mean to claim that a health professional was negligent?
It means that a health professional with a similar specialty and knowledge could have provided diligent and professional care for your ailment without causing you harm. In other words, they failed to provide you with the expected standard of care.
Can I file a medical malpractice lawsuit years after hospital employees caused my injuries?
Yes. The time limit to file a lawsuit against a negligent party in South Carolina is three years from the date you were injured or from discovering the link between your injuries and your medical treatment or procedure. In other words, the time limit may not start at the exact date when your injury occurred, as some damages may take time to manifest.
Will my case go to court?
In our law firm, we are ready to take your case before the courts if required to achieve a favorable outcome for you. Most cases, however, are settled without even reaching a court. One of the reasons is that litigation is expensive and time-consuming.
If you or a family member has suffered as a direct result of such negligence, we can help.
Holding Medical Care Providers To Account
Contact our firm to schedule a free consultation. You can call us at 800-648-2947 (Myrtle Beach), or arrange an appointment online. You will not pay any attorneys’ fees unless our firm helps you recover compensation.