Basic Information About Medical Negligence
Patients have the right to expect safe and adequate care when seeking medical treatment. To successfully pursue a medical malpractice case, your attorney must be able to prove that the health care provider’s medical treatment fell below the accepted standard of care — that is, it must be shown that the medical provider failed to follow the safety rules in place to prevent the injury or death.
Accountability is the key to maintaining the integrity of our great health care system. To this end, the attorneys at Furr & Henshaw are committed to ensuring that errant health care providers are held responsible for their actions.
What Is Medical Negligence?
Medical malpractice laws are designed to protect patients’ rights to pursue compensation if they are injured as the result of negligence. However, malpractice suits are often complex and costly to win. While theoretically you can seek compensation for any injury, time and money make it unrealistic to sue for an injury that is minor or heals quickly.
The nonpartisan National Institute of Medicine has published studies showing that as many as 98,000 patients die each year due to preventable medical errors such as misdiagnosis, improper treatment, prescription errors and surgical errors. As many as 1 million more are seriously injured. Such negligence costs up to $29 billion annually in public disability and care costs. Clearly, the responsible parties must be held liable.
Who Do We Represent?
Furr & Henshaw has helped grievously injured patients or their surviving family members for more than 40 years. We have represented clients who have been the victims of medical negligence ranging from labor and delivery trauma, medication errors, misdiagnoses or failures to diagnose and multitudes of other surgical errors.
Our firm thoroughly investigates and carefully screens all cases before filing a lawsuit. We only accept meritorious cases. To further increase the high level of service we offer our clients, we limit the number of cases we handle each year so that every person we serve receives the full benefit of our resources.
Our experience in handling these cases and the results we obtain against the powerful medical industry is why other lawyers refer their clients to Furr & Henshaw, and why former clients refer their friends and family members to us when a medical tragedy occurs.
Compassion. Skill. Resources.
Since 1968, we have tried more than 150 medical malpractice cases to a jury verdict. We leverage our reputation as aggressive and effective litigators to maximize your financial recovery. When we make representations or negotiate on your behalf, opposing counsel will know we are serious. After all, we are not afraid of the courtroom. To the contrary, we thrive in it.
In addition to our experience in the courtroom, we enjoy the professional recognition of our peers. Senior attorney Fayrell Furr Jr., for instance, is certified in handling medical malpractice cases by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. He has also received the Southern Trial Lawyers Association’s Warhorse Award in 2010 and the Founders Award from the South Carolina Association for Justice in 2003.
Further, both of our firm’s name-partners, Fayrell Furr Jr., and Charles L. Henshaw Jr., are admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. They have also been listed among the South Carolina Super Lawyers, and rated by their peers as AV Preeminent through Martindale-Hubbell.*
To maintain our competitive edge, we regularly avail ourselves of professional development opportunities. These opportunities include continuing legal education seminars and serving the legal community in a variety of capacities, including the presidency of the South Carolina Association for Justice.
Learn More About Furr & Henshaw Today
Furr & Henshaw serves victims suffering from medical negligence and other personal injuries, whose claims require significant courtroom experience. If you believe that you or a loved one has received inadequate or negligent medical care, contact Furr & Henshaw.
Be an informed patient. Protect yourself and your family from medical negligence.
* AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.