Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Suffering an injury, disability or death of a loved one because of medical negligence can be a very painful and confusing time. You may be unsure of the next steps or how to pay for medical bills. However, you don’t have to handle this alone. If you have been hurt because of a misdiagnosis or other medical mistake, the medical malpractice lawyers at Cavanaugh & Thickens can help.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice takes place when a healthcare provider’s negligence causes harm or injury to a patient. Unfortunately, this can take the form of misdiagnosis, errors in treatment, and even wrongful death. Often times this can leave families with emotional trauma, expensive medical bills and lost income.

Instances of negligent healthcare can include:

  • Ignoring or overlooking symptoms
  • Not ordering necessary testing for elimination or diagnosis
  • Ignoring, misreading or overlooking lab results
  • Not taking an adequate patient history before treatment
  • Improper medication or prescribed dosage
  • Surgical errors or unnecessary surgical procedures
  • Premature discharge
  • Poor follow up

We understand how hard this time is for you. So, we are here for you and your family. Cavanaugh and Thickens will work with you to preserve critical records and make sure that your rights are protected.

Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Do I Have a South Carolina Medical Malpractice Case?

Medical practitioners are expected to consistently uphold a certain standard of care. Therefore, if that standard is not met, the quality of care may be considered negligent. To be considered a valid medical malpractice case in South Carolina, a patient’s injury must be caused by a violation of this established standard of care.

It is also necessary to prove that the injury was the direct result of negligence and that it caused recoverable damages. For example, loss of income, disability, pain and suffering, and medical expenses can be elements of damages in medical malpractice cases. Our team understands the legal process and our goal is to take the weight of it all off of you so you can focus on the recovery process.

Columbia SC Personal Injury Lawyers

If you have been the victim of medical neglect in South Carolina that resulted in serious injury or wrongful death, schedule a free consultation with Cavanaugh and Thickens. We will fight for you at each step so you can focus on healing.

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