Surgery is an inherently dangerous activity. Whenever a patient is operated on, there is a chance that something could go wrong. That is why the medical profession has created standards, which if followed, greatly reduce the likelihood of mistakes or bad judgment. However, when these guidelines are violated, the patient suffers the consequences. This may include, pain, suffering, disability, and even death.
The lawyers at the Waggoner Law Firm investigate cases involving surgical errors and, when the errors have caused serious injury, pursue claims on behalf of the clients who have suffered as a result. When we pursue a claim or file a lawsuit against a doctor or hospital, we do so because the law requires that medical providers follow the standards of their profession. If you or your loved one has been injured by negligent or reckless surgical staff, you deserve an attorney who will work to find answers and fair compensation.
Surgical errors are made not just by doctors, but also by other medical professionals, such as nurses, surgical technicians, and even the hospital where they are employed.
Our Charleston personal injury lawyers are prepared to represent clients who have been the victims of a variety of surgical errors, including:
To have the grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit, a patient must prove that a surgeon or his or her assistants committed a mistake, which no other average competent doctor would have made, if given the same situation. However, not all mistakes are lawsuits. To be compensated for the mistake made by a doctor, his staff, or a hospital, the patient must prove that the negligence has caused a significant harm. If a medical malpractice lawsuit is successful, the law may allow the injured patient or his family to receive compensation for resulting medical expenses, missed wages, and pain and suffering. However, winning a suit is not easy.
Our experienced attorneys will help you understand the lengthy legal process, gather the evidence you will need to build your case, and, if necessary, fight for your rights in court.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of negligent medical treatment, contact the Charleston medical malpractice lawyers of the Waggoner Law Firm at (843)972-0426.
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