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Columbia Personal Injury Lawyer > Spartanburg Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Spartanburg Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Birth injuries and misdiagnosis are the most common kinds of medical malpractice in South Carolina. Both kinds of injuries are completely devastating. When such devastation strikes, the Spartanburg medical malpractice lawyer at The Stanley Law Group will start working for you.

Over the years, we have developed proven methods that have obtained life-changing results for our clients. We are very proud of our successful track record. At the same time, we always seek to improve our methods, so we can obtain maximum compensation for your serious injuries. This compensation usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. Additional punitive damages are usually available in these matters as well.

Spartanburg Medical Malpractice Lawyers and Birth Injuries

Most patients have almost no medical knowledge, experience, education, or training. Therefore, they are completely dependent on their doctors. Because of this imbalance, the law imposes a fiduciary duty on doctors. They must only do what’s in the best interests of their patients. Other matters that other people consider very important, such as work-life balance and money, cannot enter into the patient care equation.

This duty of care begins when a doctor sees a mother for the first time, whether during a prenatal visit or in the delivery room.  Doctors must identify red flags, like obesity, substance use, or a history of difficult deliveries, and fully account for them.

This high responsibility continues in the delivery room. SD (Shoulder Dystocia) emergencies are a good example. If a baby is too large to drift down a mother’s birth canal, the umbilical cord could almost literally strangle the baby in under five minutes.

In these situations, doctors often make poor decisions. They often rely on outdated or dangerous methods, such as episiotomy incisions.

Once upon a time, doctors almost routinely performed episiotomy procedures on women to widen their birth canals, whether they needed such treatment or not. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics now strongly cautions against such procedures. They often cause excessive maternal bleeding at a time when most women need all the physical strength they can muster.

Nevertheless, many doctors still use this controversial procedure, causing mothers and babies to suffer unnecessarily.

The duty of care continues after mother and baby leave the delivery room. Doctors cannot let emotions interfere with discharge decisions. For example, if a baby needs to go to the NICU, the baby must stay there as long as medically necessary, not as long as the insurance company will pay for the care.

Medical Misdiagnosis

This form of medical malpractice is almost as devastating as a birth injury. If doctors misdiagnose a serious illness, like cancer, the early treatment window usually closes. As a result, the outcome is generally much worse.

Cancer is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed conditions. Cancer misdiagnosis is especially common if the patient has no lifestyle or genetic red flags. In these cases, many doctors do not even order a full range of tests. Instead, they rely exclusively on their instincts.

Doctors frequently misdiagnose head injuries as well. Initial head injury symptoms, like disorientation and neck soreness, mimic accident shock symptoms. Shock is a temporary condition that goes away on its own. Therefore, many injury victims leave hospitals with undiagnosed head injuries that quickly get worse.

Work With a Hard-Hitting Spartanburg County Lawyer

Injury victims are entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced medical malpractice  lawyer in Spartanburg, contact The Stanley Law Group. We routinely handle matters throughout the Palmetto State.

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