When you go to a medical professional because you are hurt or feeling ill, you expect your doctor to know how to treat your condition. Medical doctors typically go through years of grueling study, they develop necessary skills through residency practice, and they have access to advanced medical research. We trust our medical professionals to have the level of competence required to treat ailing patients responsibly. Furthermore, we assume that these knowledgeable, skilled doctors will take the proper care during our treatment. We rest assured thinking they are paying attention, taking precautions, and focusing intensely on our problem.
Tragically, many trusting patients become victims of medical malpractice when their doctor gives them improper treatment. The smallest mistake can severely affect someone’s health. Patients can face long-lasting problems—even death—when a doctor behaves carelessly. South Carolina law recognizes that medical professionals have a serious obligation to their patients, and when doctors fail to live up to that obligation, the consequences can be disastrous. The medical malpractice attorneys at Evans Moore, LLC can attest to the fact that victims of medical malpractice are legally entitled to financial compensation.
When doctors prescribe medicines, administer medicines, close wounds with sutures, or perform other basic treatments, their actions necessarily affect the patient’s body. Treatments are supposed to help heal, but improper treatments can make the issue worse while creating brand new problems. Because an error can directly affect someone’s physical health, doctors have a legal responsibility to be informed and careful. Improper treatments have resulted in catastrophic consequences for a patient’s wellbeing.
Many patients find that their health actually worsens because of an incorrect, faulty, or delayed treatment. Improper treatment can cause terrible problems. Some examples include:
If your physical condition seems worse after a medical treatment, it can be difficult to identify the cause. Was it due to an improper treatment or simply a side effect or expected result of a helpful treatment? If you suspect that you or someone close to you was harmed due to a medical professional’s error, you should consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
A medical professional who behaves negligently or irresponsibly is putting fragile human lives at risk. The medical malpractice attorneys at Evans Moore, LLC believe that hospitals and doctors should be held accountable for damage caused due to improper treatment. Contact us by calling (843) 995-5000 to discuss the specifics of your situation. We are ready to talk with you about your legal options and fight to get you justice and financial compensation.