You didn’t want to go into the hospital, but your doctor assured you it was the best way to treat your condition. He explained what was going to happen, and what to expect as you recovered—but he never warned you that a doctor could make a mistake. Now you are suffering complications that other patients in your position never had to cope with, all because of a medical professional who did not perform the best possible care. What should you do right away to get the help you need?
The Importance of Timely Legal Advice From A Charleston Medical Malpractice Attorney
Even if you aren’t considering suing a doctor or hospital, you should still seek an attorney’s advice on your case sooner rather than later. Victims only have three years from the date of their injuries to file a claim, or up to six years to discover the full nature of the injury. After three years have passed, a victim’s right to compensation has been lost forever—even if the injury has caused lifelong effects. Call us today to have us examine the details of your case and get the payments you deserve for your injuries.
We can help victims overcome many forms of medical malpractice, including:
- Hospital infections. There’s a good reason hospitals have high standards for cleanliness: if the surfaces and linens contain harmful bacteria, patients with compromised immune systems could die. We can investigate the circumstances of post-operation infections, including infections from catheters, intubation equipment, tools, central lines (IVs), unwashed hands, dirty laundry, and lack of administration of antibiotics.
- Surgery mistakes. Patients often suffer medical mistakes during surgery, and do not discover the full effects of the error until months or years after the procedure. Some patients have left the hospital assuming everything was fine, only to discover that the surgeons performed the wrong procedure, left medical waste inside the body cavity, or failed to adequately perform surgery (leading to another procedure). Still more victims have suffered anesthesia mistakes, noticeable scarring, and other life-altering complications.
- Misdiagnosis. Doctors are required to conduct a physical examination, examine a patient’s history, and order necessary tests for a clear diagnosis of a medical condition. Without a proper differential diagnosis, a patient’s condition may go unconfirmed and prevent timely treatment. If the patient is diagnosed with the wrong condition, he may also undergo treatment for an injury or illness he does not have, allowing the real condition to progress. We help patients who have suffered late or missed diagnoses of cancer, mesothelioma, and other deadly conditions get the compensation they are owed.
- Medication errors. Most patients will suffer at least one medication error in his or her lifetime, but even that one instance can prove fatal. Our law firm can get justice for patients who were given the wrong medication, wrong dosage, or wrong form of a prescription drug, as well as for complications due to known drug interactions.
Our Charleston Medical Malpractice Lawyer Fights Aggressively on Your Behalf
South Carolina victims may have a more difficult time getting the compensation they deserve after a medical malpractice injury. State law requires all patients who bring a claim to have a doctor’s affidavit—in other words, a medical expert witness must testify that the care you received was below average. Since your case rests on this opinion, it is vital that you speak with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer who can gather the necessary documentation and evidence to let you know whether or not your case has merit.
At the Law Office of Jared C. Williams, LLC, we pride ourselves in staying in constant contact with our clients. We will give you an honest appraisal of your case based on the facts, and will not hesitate to go to trial if it is your best option. Call our medical malpractice law firm in Charleston, South Carolina today for a free consultation on your case.