What are Common Types of Medical Malpractice in South Carolina?
Twenge + Twombley handles a variety of medical malpractice cases in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head Island and throughout all of South Carolina. A medical malpractice lawsuit can stem from any number of circumstances. Negligence can occur in the emergency room, doctor's office, operating room or in a pharmacy. If you believe you or somebody you care about has been injured due to malpractice, contact us immediately. Call 866-452-6315 for a free case evaluation.
Common types of medical malpractice include the following:
- Misdiagnosis / delayed diagnosis - When a doctor misdiagnoses a condition or fails to diagnose a serious condition for an extended period of time, patients are at risk of missing important treatment opportunities that could prevent the progression of a disease. A misdiagnosis can shorten a patient's lifespan or lead to a significant loss of quality of life.
- Medication errors - Medication errors can occur in different ways. A doctor may fail to prescribe the right medication to treat a condition, causing harm to a patient. In other cases, a doctor might prescribe too much or too little of a medication or a pharmacist may fail to properly fill a prescription.
- Surgical mistakes - Patients in the operating room are put at risk by surgeons who puncture internal organs, operate on the wrong body part, or leave surgical instruments inside the body. Additionally, nurses and other support staff may be negligent in administering post-operation care, thus increasing risk of infections.
- Birth injuries - Errors during childbirth can cause traumatic injuries that affect a child for the rest of his or her life. Common birth injuries include cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, broken bones and fractures, Erb's palsy and Klumpke's palsy. These injuries can result directly from negligence during childbirth or by negligent care months prior.
Contact us today if you or a loved one has been injured due to medical malpractice
Twenge + Twombley has a hard-earned reputation throughout South Carolina as a small firm that delivers big results. That's because the needs of our clients always comes first. We handle each medical malpractice case personally. We spend time getting to know our clients so we can craft a successful legal strategy.
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