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Who is Responsible for Medical Mistakes?

Who Is Responsible For Your Medical Malpractice Injuries?

Many patient-provider relationships are built on mutual trust. As a patient, you may have faith in your medical provider simply because of their title or experience, but this does not mean that they are always right. Unfortunately, health care workers can still make mistakes and these errors often have serious consequences.

If you or someone you care about suffered or died due to an injury caused by medical negligence in South Carolina, contact us at once. At the law offices of William J. Tuck, P.A. Attorneys at Law, we hold medical professionals accountable for their actions.

People You May Have A Case Against

The hospital or clinic, and its staff have a duty to provide reasonable care to all patients. When they breach this duty and it results in you or your loved one getting hurt, or worse, you must take legal actions. In many cases, fault can fall on more than one party.

Which means that aside from pursuing a claim against the hospital as an entity, you may also pursue claims against one or more of these individuals:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Physician’s assistants
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Pharmacists

Even when a patient receives standard care, complications can still arise. As such, it is best to have your case assessed by an attorney before you file a claim.

Types of medical malpractice claims include those for:

  • Radiology malpractice (e.g., misreading an x-ray, CT-scan or other imaging study leading to injury to or death of the patient)
  • Surgical malpractice, such as
    • failing to take prophylactic actions to safeguard important anatomic structures during a surgical procedure leading to their being severed, perforated or otherwise injured
    • failing to recognize iatrogenic injury caused during a surgery leading to severe complications
    • performing otherwise unnecessary procedures
    • performing procedures that the surgeon is not sufficiently trained or credentialed to perform
    • Failing to perform a necessary surgery when indicated
    • Using improper surgical technique that falls outside of the standard of care
  • Primary care physician malpractice, such as
    • Failure to refer to specialists
    • Failure to order necessary tests
    • Failure to diagnose deadly conditions
    • Over prescription of medications
  • Emergency room physician malpractice
    • Failure to order necessary tests
    • Failure to diagnose deadly conditions
    • Failure to admit severely ill patients
    • Failure to supervise physician assistants and nurse practitioners
  • Nursing malpractice
    • Failure of supervise and monitor the patient
    • Improperly transferring the patient
    • Failure to follow orders
    • Medication mistakes
    • Hand-off mistakes
  • Pain management malpractice
    • Overprescribing opioids or prescribing them with benzodiazapines and sedatives leading to overdose and death
Let Our Aggressive Attorneys Handle Your Complex Claim

Medical malpractice cases are typically complex and require the skills of a capable personal injury lawyer. Let our team of aggressive attorneys help you establish proof of negligence, and then litigate the case to a fulsome recovery.

Victims of medical malpractice are often negatively affected for life, and so are their loved ones. Oftentimes such victims don’t survive and their family is left to pick up the pieces. Let us help you recover compensatory damages for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish and emotional distress, medical bills, lost wages and earning capacity, lost personal services, loss of consortium, wounded feelings, grief and sorrow, loss of companionship, and where available, punitive damages.

For an assessment, schedule a consultation with us at our Darlington office at once. Call (843) 393-2201 today.  

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