Medical Malpractice Attorney Serving Charleston, SC
Just like anyone else, medical doctors and other health care providers are liable for injuries that they cause through their negligence. However, proving medical malpractice is more complicated than proving mere negligence by a layperson. It typically requires the testimony of an expert witness with advanced education and training to determine whether the medical professional failed to satisfy the standard of care the law required of them. An experienced medical malpractice attorney can retain the services of an expert witness to testify about the underlying medical condition, state-of-the-art treatment, and negligence on the part of the health care provider giving rise to the harm. Medical malpractice also includes a health care provider’s failure to properly diagnose a medical condition where state-of-the-art treatment would have resulted in the condition being diagnosed and ultimately treated.
The vast majority of health care providers consistently deliver care that meets or exceeds the standard of care. Unfortunately, this is little consolation to someone who has been injured by a healthcare provider’s failure to live up to the standard of care. In fact, a relatively small number of health care providers are responsible for committing the majority of medical malpractice. This make it all the more important that these providers are held to account for their actions. If you have been injured as a result of the negligence of a health care provider in treating your condition or a failure to properly diagnose your condition, call Richard at the number above or contact him using the Contact Us form for a free consultation.