Medical Lawsuits

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUITS: Waggoner Law Firm – Mount Pleasant, SC

Medical Malpractice

When doctors and hospitals violate their duty of reasonable care to their patients, the consequences can be catastrophic. Patients and their families often suffer physically, emotionally and financially. Medical negligence cases involve complex legal and medical issues that take time to develop. It is important you not wait to contact us about your claim.

Only a dedicated effort, involving doctors, nurses, physical therapists, forensic pathologists, economists, life care planners,  illustrators, and mental health professionals can effectively present the complex issues involved in a medical malpractice claim.

The Waggoner Law Firm has handled a wide variety of cases involving medical malpractice or hospital errors, and the injury or death that can result, including gastric by-pass, aortic dissection, missed or incorrect diagnosis, anesthesia and surgical errors, pharmaceutical errors, and many others.

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Hospital Errors

Recent news accounts have reported studies indicating that thousands of Americans die each year as a result of preventable hospital errors.  As reported, injury and death have resulted from medication errors, hospital-acquired infections, wrong-site surgeries, mixed up medical records, and equipment failures.

There is a potential hospital error at every stage of a patient’s care. Usually, patients are attended to by competent and dedicated members of the hospital staff. Unfortunately, hospitals are often crowded and staff members can be overworked, and prone to careless mistakes. This negligence can have disastrous consequences for you and your family. The law recognizes your right to be compensated for the negligence of medical professionals.

The Waggoner Law Firm has investigated and successfully settled or tried many of these types of cases – including a case where a patient was set on fire during an operation due to the carelessness of the surgeon and anesthesia technician.