We all rely on and trust our doctors and other health care professionals to provide proper and timely diagnosis and treatment of our medical problems—and, in most instances, quality care is what we receive. Unfortunately, sometimes doctors and health care professionals make significant mistakes that cause great consequences to their patients and their patients’ loved ones.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice (also known as medical negligence) occurs when a health care provider causes injury or death by failing to act within the applicable standard of care— meaning he or she fails to act as a reasonable medical practitioner would under the circumstances, and, as a result, causes harm to the patient.
What do I do if I am a victim of medical malpractice?
Do not go through this difficult time alone. The Hodge & Langley Law Firm has nearly 50 years of collective experience in the area of medical malpractice. We have the resources and expertise to investigate your circumstances to determine whether medical malpractice has been committed. If so, our experienced lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants and experts will work to pursue justice from the responsible entity and compensation for you and your loved ones.
What does it cost to sue for medical malpractice?
Our medical malpractice lawyers in Spartanburg offer a free initial consultation to discuss your medical malpractice case. We handle medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay nothing up front for our legal services. If we are successful, our fee will be a percentage of the settlement or award we obtain for you. If we are not successful, you will owe us no attorney fees.
What kind of cases are medical malpractice?
Some specific examples of medical malpractice cases include:
- A child who suffered brain damage and developed cerebral palsy as a result of mismanagement of labor and delivery
- Failure to diagnose and treat a spinal infection in a timely manner
- Mismanaged anesthesia resulting in death
- Failure to diagnose aortic dissection
- Recoveries for victims of dangerous drugs and pharmaceutical products, including Baycol, Prempro, Rezulin, Fen Phen, breast Implants and latex gloves
- Foreign objects left inside surgery patients including sponges, towels, and instruments
Please read our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about medical malpractice in South Carolina.
If you or a loved one think you may be a victim of medical malpractice or negligence, contact Hodge & Langley Law Firm for your free initial consultation.