Our Experienced Charleston Lawyers Aggressively Defend Victims of Medical Negligence
Studies have shown that there is an average of 195,000 deaths in the United States every year due to medical negligence. Many more Americans face unnecessary pain or permanent disfigurement as result of medication errors, poorly performed procedures, or other types of malpractice.
Curtis Bostic has a passion for obtaining accountability and competence in the medical field. He works for a medical industry that is both safe and trustworthy. Before taking any medical malpractice case, it is carefully evaluated by other experts in the field to determine whether there has been a deviation from the appropriate “standard of care.” Often, the Bostic Law Firm finds that that cases which have merit involve doctors who have repeatedly been involved in malpractice—a circumstance which a jury is typically not allowed to know.
Examples of the types of medical malpractice cases our attorneys handle include the following:
- Emergency Room Mistakes
- Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose Cancer and other Diseases
- Surgical Errors
- Birth Injuries
- Medication Errors (lack of pharmaceutical supervision)
- Nursing Negligence
- Hospital Errors (such as confusing test results or mishandling patients)
- Lack of Informed Consent for Medical Procedures
- Improper Administration of Drugs
Hospitals and medical clinics are sometimes overburdened with patients who do not always get the careful attention they need. Emergency rooms sometimes receive a rush of patients which hospitals are not adequately staffed to handle. Consequently, ER mistakes and errors constitute one of the most common types of medical malpractice.
If you suspect that you (or a family member) have been victimized by a doctor’s error or a hospital’s mistake, you will need an experienced medical malpractice attorney to help you collect damages to enable you to move forward with your life. At the Bostic Law Firm, PA our attorneys aggressively pursue medical malpractice claims. Allow us to assist you in recovering damages for additional medical costs and rehabilitation expenses, lost wages or income, pain and suffering, and other expenses.
If you believe you have been the victim of medical / healthcare malpractice, contact us to evaluate your case as quickly as possible. We have the legal experience and knowledge to maximize a settlement or verdict for medical malpractice. The initial consultation is free and there will be no fee unless you recover damages.
A Successful Medical Malpractice Case Depends Upon Proving Medical Negligence
Medicine is not an exact science. Patients can have different symptoms for the same disease. Individuals can have a different response to surgery or medicine. The doctors may have done the best they can and a disease was not possible to diagnose or treatment was just not effective.
A bad outcome or dissatisfaction with a procedure is not necessarily medical negligence. Furthermore, if you were told of the risks of surgery and those risks turned into reality for you, you are unlikely to be successful in bringing a medical malpractice case because you were informed of the risks and still chose to have the surgery.
So What Is Medical Negligence?
In order to bring a successful medical malpractice case, your attorney will need to prove that your health care provider failed to provide a standard of care that a reasonable medical professional with the same degree of experience and training would have provided under similar circumstances. This applies to doctors, nurses, hospitals, clinics, dentists, chiropractors, pharmacies and pharmacists. Any health care professional or health care institution can be sued for medical malpractice.
What is a Reasonable Standard of Care?
This is often the most challenging part of a medical malpractice case. What is considered “reasonable” is not defined by you or by your attorney. A reasonable standard of care must be defined by a combination of sources such as medical literature and other practicing professionals with extensive experience treating this kind of condition.
At the Bostic Law Firm, we regularly work with a variety of medical experts to prepare our clients’ cases. These experts review the medical files to determine if proper procedures were followed. Our legal team is experienced and skilled in researching medical issues, identifying credible expert physicians to testify on your behalf, and gathering all necessary evidence to evaluate or build a compelling and persuasive case for trial. No matter the situation, our firm is dedicated to protecting your rights and your interests.
What Were Your Damages from Medical Negligence?
In order to recover in a medical malpractice case, the patient must have suffered damages as a result of the medical provider’s error. This may mean that additional treatment is required, recovery may not be as complete as it would have been, the patient is needlessly disfigured, or sometimes even fatal or permanent harm ensues.
Large recoveries for our clients (a sampling)
- Against a North Charleston hospital for improper administration of drug leading to neurological injury.
- Against large regional teaching hospital for decubitus ulcers which developed during patients hospital stay.
- Against high-volume laser-surgery optometry center for failure to diagnose glaucoma leading to blindness.
- Against surgeon for medical procedure performed with inadequate informed consent.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident or due to the negligence of a medical care provider, contact a South Carolina accident lawyer at the Bostic Law Firm today. Our office is located in Charleston, but we represent clients from many areas, including North Charleston, Mt Pleasant, Ravenel, Hollywood, Goose Creek, Monks Corner, Summerville, Hampton County, Colleton County, Berkeley County, Dorchester County ,Beaufort, Jasper County, Columbia, Daniel Island, Sumter, Aiken, Greenville, Walterboro, Hanahan, James Island, Isle of Palms, Folly Island, Johns Island, Rantowles, Edisto, Jericho, Osborn, Wadmalaw Island, Yonges Island, Meggett, Adams Run, Walterboro, Rockville, Kiawah, Seabrook, Chester, Lincolnville, Ladson, Horry County, Spartanburg, and others. Complete a FREE Online Consultation Form or call us today.
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- South Carolina Court of Appeals Issues Ruling in Adderall Malpractice Lawsuit In a recent medical malpractice lawsuit, McMaster v. Dewitt and Carolina Psychiatric Services, SC Ct. App. (2014), the South Carolina Court of Appeals
- South Carolina Court of Appeals Makes Ruling in Lithium Toxicity Case A recent South Carolina Court of Appeals case focused on the proximate cause requirement of medical malpractice cases. The case, Murphy v. Palmetto
- South Carolina Supreme Court Sides with Plaintiff in Hospital Fall Case The Supreme Court of South Carolina recently reached a decision that will help to further delineate the difference between medical malpractice claims