South Carolina Delayed Treatment Lawyers

In medical emergencies, we like to think we can trust medical professionals to take action quickly and control the illness or injury. However, sometimes this action comes too late. When medical conditions require immediate attention, delayed treatment can have dangerous and even deadly consequences.

Medical professionals have a duty to act in a timely manner when they know patients’ conditions are time-sensitive. When they fail to do so, their negligence puts patients in harm’s way. If you or someone you love has been hurt because of delayed treatment, you may have legal options. The attorneys at Evans Moore, LLC can help you hold negligent medical professionals accountable for the damage they’ve done by failing to treat you in a timely manner.

Claiming Medical Malpractice for Delayed Treatment

Doctors occasionally have legitimate reasons for delaying treatment, so proving medical malpractice requires you to prove that something about the doctor’s decision was inherently wrong or negligent. Here are the questions to ask when considering legal action for delayed treatment:

  • Did the doctor know about the condition? In order to know what treatment is best for a patient, the doctor must have some idea of their condition. Once the doctor is aware of what they are working with, they should have some idea of the right course of action to take.
  • How soon would a reasonable doctor treat the condition? Certain medical conditions are so time-sensitive that quick treatment is universally the standard practice. For example, if a patient is bleeding profusely, any reasonable medical professional will know it is necessary to take swift action to stop the bleeding.
  • Did the delayed treatment hurt the patient? The first two questions can establish negligence, but if the delay in treatment caused the patient further complications or injury, this negligence could amount to malpractice. Taking the profuse bleeding example from above, if medical professionals failed to take any action to stop the bleeding and the patient lost enough blood to develop further complications or die, it is likely that the negligence on the part of the medical professionals caused the patient serious harm.

If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes,’ the delay in your treatment may amount to medical malpractice and you may wish to take legal action.

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Dealing with the consequences of wrongfully delayed treatment can be a difficult time in your life. On top of whatever condition required medical attention, you must deal with the possibility that the people charged with healing you have made your condition worse. If you choose to take legal action, you can trust Evans Moore, LLC to handle your case with care and professionalism. Our South Carolina medical malpractice lawyers have experience fighting negligent medical professionals in Georgetown and Charleston. We will consult with experts to build a case that your doctor acted negligently in delaying your treatment, and we will increase your chances of holding them financially accountable. If you or someone you love has been hurt by a wrongful delay in treatment, contact the South Carolina delayed treatment lawyers at Evans Moore, LLC today by calling (843) 995-5000.


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