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Skillful Medical Malpractice Representation

Individuals seek medical care with an intention to heal and recover. Unfortunately, there are instances in which a health care provider may commit acts of medical malpractice, also known as medical negligence. Instead of administering proper and necessary care, the patient may suffer further harm at the hands of medical staff.

Any act or failure to act that deviates the accepted medical standard of care pertains to medical negligence, by which a health care provider is liable for any injuries or losses sustained by a patient receiving such care.

Medical malpractice is highly dangerous and poses the threat of injury or death to any patient that may face it. Health care providers must be held accountable for their breach of duty, and victims should know their rights and seek to recover damages from this injustice.

Do not hesitate to pick up the phone. Contact the skilled South Carolina medical malpractice attorney of Hammack Law Firm at (864) 479-8867 now.

Common Types of Medical Malpractice

There are many forms of medical malpractice that patients may be exposed to. The following are common types of medical malpractice:

Errors in Administration of Anesthesia

One of the most common types of medical malpractice are errors in anesthesia. Anesthesia awareness is one of the most serious complications, in which a patient wakes up during surgery and is aware of physical sensation.

Examples of medical malpractice by anesthesiologists or other healthcare professionals include:

  • Administering the wrong drug
  • Administering the wrong dosage of a drug
  • Choosing drugs that do not interact appropriately when combined
  • Giving a patient a drug they are allergic to
  • Lack of monitoring vitals
  • Failure to correct changes in vitals
  • Failure to intubate
  • Failure to use proper equipment
  • Lack of informing patient of procedure instructions
  • Turning off the alarm to a pulse oximeter

The environment of the emergency room is upbeat and often hectic. Even with the high number of patients needing care, every medical professional is expected to maintain a high standard of care for each individual. When a medical provider breaches duty of care, patients can suffer serious injuries.

Examples of medical malpractice that occur in the emergency room include:

  • Errors in patient prescription
  • Failure to administer postoperative care
  • Failure to monitor post-treatment
  • Lack of diagnosing cardiac issues that may result in a heart attack
  • Misdiagnosis of illness
  • Misreading of charts, x-rays, or test results

Medical Malpractice in Hospitals

The first instance of hospital malpractice is when a hospital hires an employee that is under-qualified or incompetent, and this employee causes injury to a patient due to a failure to provide proper care, then the hospital may be sued by the victim in a negligence lawsuit.

Other examples of medical malpractice by hospital employees and staff include:

  • Failure to refer patient to appropriate specialist
  • Failure to order necessary diagnostic tests
  • Improper diagnosis of illness
  • Lack of meeting hospital safety protocol
  • Misuse of anesthesia
  • Misuse of medical devices
  • Negligence of a patient’s symptoms
  • Unnecessary or non-consensual operation

Vicarious liability pertains to a hospital’s liability to employee negligence, and separately, unreasonably long wait times, and even infections caused by lack of sanitation that can put patients in harm’s way.

Hospitals are not liable for the negligence of doctors that are independently contracted unless they are acting under the direction of the hospital.

Manufacturers may be liable for injuries caused by defective medical devices. If the medical devices cause injury due to a misuse by a medical professional, then that individual that did not use the device properly may be held liable.

Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnosis

Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of an illness is another form of negligence by healthcare professionals. This type of negligence can result in long-lasting impairments and death in the worst cases.

Frequently misdiagnosed conditions include appendicitis, breast cancer, brain tumors, ectopic pregnancies, infections, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, and vascular disease.

Examples of medical negligence that contribute to instances of misdiagnosis include:

  • Improper examination of medical history
  • Lack of attention to patient’s symptoms
  • Lack of recognizing symptoms
  • Lack or ordering necessary diagnostic tests
  • Misinterpretation of tests

Everytime a patient receives medical treatment or surgery, medical professionals are responsible for “postoperative care” as a follow up on any complications that may arise.

This type of care pertains to preventing and treating infections, monitoring vital signs, giving detailed instructions to patients for post-surgical care, and prescribing medication that will best assist in the healing of the patient.

When a doctor neglects to administer postoperative care, then the victim may file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Other Types of Medical Malpractice

These forms of medical malpractice simply scratch the surface of the vast types of negligence that can occur under the care of health care professionals.

Examples of other types of medical malpractice:

  • Chiropractic
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Dental
  • Medication
  • OBGYN
  • Orthopedic
  • Psychiatric
  • Surgical error

If you or a loved one have suffered harm or injury while being treated in a healthcare facility, seek the expert Greenville medical malpractice lawyer of Hammack Law Firm.

Call (864) 479-8867 when you are ready to recover damages from your medical malpractice injuries.

Who Can Be Held Liable For Medical Malpractice?

Sometimes, negligence lies in plain sight. However, given the broad range of incidents that can fall under medical malpractice, appointing the liable party can be difficult. This is where the help of a knowledgeable and hard-working attorney can come in good use.

Under vicarious liability, hospitals may be held liable for any of the following health care providers providing care under the direction of the hospital:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Therapists
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Other employees of the hospital
  • Given that some doctors work as independent contractors, hospitals are not liable for the negligence by these individuals who are not necessarily considered employees.

    Separately, hospitals may be held liable for hiring unqualified employees, failing to properly train and supervise employees, lack of implementing safety protocols including sanitation, being understaffed, and other conditions of the hospital that can pose a threat of injury or harm to patients and employees.

    Compensation Available For Victims of Medical Malpractice

    If you or a loved one have fallen victim to the negligence of a medical professional, you may be eligible for economic and non-economic compensatory damages that aim to assist you in recovery from the harm imposed on you.

    For victims that seek to recover damages from any of the following losses, do not hesitate to contact the medical malpractice attorney of South Carolina:

    • Medical costs: Compensation should be awarded for any injury caused by medical malpractice that requires treatment and additional care. If you suffered long-term injuries from medical malpractice, you may also be compensated for future medical expenses.
    • Pain and suffering: This includes compensation for any physical, mental, or emotional suffering that can occur after the trauma of medical malpractice.
    • Lost wages: When an injury by a medical professional keeps you out of work, you may suffer losses in your ability to maintain your life expenses, for which you should be compensated to make ends meet.
    • Loss of future income: The same thing goes for long-term disabilities and injuries that prevent you to work at the same capacity as before the incident or prevent your ability to work at all.
      Loss of consortium: This damage applies to the spouse and children of a victim of medical malpractice who have lost a significant relationship with their loved one due to the situation at hand.
    • How Hammack Law Firm Can Serve You

      Hammack Law Firm‘s attorney has a strong understanding of medicine and state laws pertaining to medical malpractice to assist you in achieving the maximum results for your claim.

      We understand that dealing with an incident of medical malpractice can be traumatic and painful. Medical professionals owe each patient the proper care to diagnosis and treat illnesses accordingly.

      A failure to administer medical treatment in a way that meets the standard of the medical community is a breach of duty, and medical professionals that act in such negligence must be held liable.

      When you seek the expertise of the Greenville lawyer at Hammack Law Firm, you can expect them to administer the following services to help build a strong claim:

      • An initial consultation to determine the grounds for a medical malpractice claim.
      • Collaborating with a team of investigative professionals to uncover evidence that supports your claim.
      • Diligent work towards discovering liable parties and then holding them accountable for their negligence.
      • Informing you of your legal rights and protecting you from the defendant’s insurance adjusters.
      • Dealing with all legal complications and duties meanwhile you focus on your physical recovery from an instance of medical malpractice.

      If you or a loved one have suffered injury or harm in a medical facility, or by a medical professional in South Carolina, you need the expertise of a Hammack Law Firm medical malpractice lawyer to help investigate and discover the parties that are liable for negligence.

Call (864) 479-8867 now for a FREE consultation with the knowledgeable and experienced lawyer that is ready to serve you.

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