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Medical Malpractice

We trust medical and dental professionals to deliver consistent, high quality care, but unfortunately, they can make mistakes that have catastrophic consequences, which can result in life changing injuries and even death.

Our medical and dental malpractice attorney, Daphne S. Withrow, RN, is also a licensed medical professional, which means we offer unique insight into the health care field and the applicable standards of care we all deserve. In fact, Daphne recently served as co-counsel on a landmark medical malpractice case. 

If you believe you have been the victim of medical or dental negligence, please contact us for a no charge consultation. We can evaluate your individual situation with attention and true care to determine if we can help secure justice for you and your loved ones.

Our real-world health care experience is essential in understanding exactly what type of care you received, the way you received it, and what your road to recovery will involve.

Our firm excels at handling complex medical and dental malpractice cases in both South Carolina and Georgia, including medical and dental diagnostic and treatment errors, medication errors, nerve injuries, birth injuries, wrongful death and more. We have successfully secured settlements and recoveries on behalf of our clients who were injured due to medical or dental negligence.

We work to determine if your injury was caused by the negligence of your health care provider and if the care and treatment provided to you fell below the accepted standard of care, which should be afforded to all patients, regardless of pre-existing conditions.

Keep in mind that state laws vary as to how much time you how to file a lawsuit for medical or dental malpractice. Therefore, it is imperative that you seek legal advice as soon as possible. Time is truly of the essence!

If you have been injured due to the negligent actions of your healthcare providers – including doctors, dentists, oral surgeons, nurses, dental hygienists, or any other medical practitioners – we are here to help you receive the compensation you deserve and can guide you through the process with real care.

Birth Injuries and Obstetric Malpractice 

Sometimes during the birth process, a baby may suffer a physical injury. This is called a birth trauma or birth injury. For negligence to have occurred during this process, a medical professional or facility must have deviated from the acceptable standard of care that results in injuries to the mother or the child. If you had complications during labor and delivery, you may be the victim of negligence. We can help you determine if your doctor was negligent and what you can do about it to get compensation for your child’s future.

Brain Damage

A brain injury may cause life-changing and debilitating problems. Cognitive, behavioral, and physical disabilities may occur. Brain injuries may leave you dependent on the care of others for the rest of your life. If you or a loved one has suffered from a brain injury that caused a permanent disability, we can assist you. 

Nerve Damage

A nerve injury can affect your brain’s ability to communicate with your muscles and organs. Because nerves are essential to all you do, nerve pain and damage can seriously impact the quality of your life. If you have nerve damage caused by surgery or negligence by your doctor, you may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. 

Fractures

A fracture is a break, usually in a bone. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called an open or compound fracture. Fractures commonly happen because of car accidents, falls, or sports injuries. If someone was at fault and caused you to have a fracture, we are here to talk to you. 

Failure to Diagnose

Failure to diagnose is a specific form of medical malpractice, in which a doctor fails to take the proper steps to determine the nature of the patient’s medical problem. This is called “misdiagnosis” and is part of the legal field called medical malpractice. Many medical malpractice lawsuits stem from the misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a medical condition, illness, or injury. 

Delayed Diagnosis 

Delayed diagnosis refers to an instance where a patient’s health condition, disease, or ailment is not diagnosed within a reasonable amount of time. This happens when the doctor makes the appropriate diagnosis but only after a substantial amount of time has passed. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages if the misdiagnosis prevents you from working, and pain and suffering. 

Retained Surgical Instruments

A retained surgical instrument is any item inadvertently left behind in a patient’s body during surgery. As a preventable medical error, it occurs more frequently than wrong site surgery. A retained surgical instrument can cause infections and death, and surviving patients may experience physical and emotional harm. 

Prescription Drug & Medication Errors

Medication errors are preventable events due to the inappropriate use of medications. Your healthcare providers can follow a process called medication reconciliation to significantly decrease your risk of medication errors. Medication errors that cause harm are called preventable adverse drug events.  

Nursing Home Negligence 

If your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, you have the option to take private legal action against the nursing home in court. Each state has time limitations within which legal action must be taken. We can provide you with the appropriate time frames and proceed with legal action on behalf of your loved one if you believe abuse or neglect has occurred. 

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