Columbia Hospital Negligence Attorneys

When patients check-in at a hospital, they trust they’ll receive exceptional care and treatment throughout their stay. Medical professionals in Columbia have a standard of care they must uphold that delegates what adequate treatment looks like. When any member of the hospital staff fails to uphold this standard of care, they may be liable for hospital negligence. Hospital negligence can lead to very serious consequences and may completely jeopardize a patient’s well-being and worsen their prognosis.

In a field like medicine, there is simply no room for careless mistakes. One mistake can cause a patient irreparable harm. The dedicated Columbia hospital negligence attorneys with the Goings Law Firm, LLC are committing to holding negligent hospital professionals responsible for any damages they cause. Our Columbia legal team has the resources and experience to help you file a medical malpractice claim, so you can pursue the financial compensation you need to move forward.

Why Hire a Lawyer for Your Hospital Negligence Case

In order to receive compensation from a hospital negligence case, you must prove that the medical institution breached their duty to provide a reasonable level of care and safety and that this contributed to harming you. Making these claims in court or negotiations can be very difficult without an experienced lawyer. To enhance your chances of winning compensation and likely increase your compensation it can be very helpful to hire an attorney. Lawyers will be familiar with the law and evidence. These cases can be complex and challenging, involving many legal theories and laws. Skilled lawyers will know what sort of documents, statements, interviews, and other forms of evidence will support your case. Lawyers can leverage their firm’s resources to enhance your case by providing things like legal research and hiring expert testimony. Perhaps most importantly, a lawyer will be able to craft a compelling argument to show why you deserve compensation. By having a trusted legal representative in your corner you can rest a bit easier, knowing that the hospital which harmed you is being held accountable. Getting professional help with your case can allow you to focus more on what matters most, your recovery.

Why Hire Goings Law Firm, LLC for Your Columbia Hospital Negligence Case

At Goings Law Firm, LLC we understand the pain, stress, and anguish that victims of medical malpractice face. We know that not only are our clients physically suffering from their injuries, they’re also dealing with missing work, mounting medical bills, and potentially disruptive changes to their lives. By specializing in personal injury law, our firm hopes to serve our South Carolina community by defending your rights and fighting for the compensation you deserve. We will always put our client’s goals first and we will strive to give our clients world-class representation.

Our firm has the skill, highly specialized training, and experience to successfully advocate on your behalf. Whether in settlement negotiations or litigation, we will fight tooth and nail to get you the fair compensation you deserve. By specializing in personal injury law we have built a track record of results demonstrating our success. To view some of our recent results, you can visit our “results” page. We also understand that one of our clients’ biggest concerns is often how they’ll pay for legal services. We operate on a contingency basis in order to help hold negligent parties accountable, even when money is tight. This means that you’ll only pay us as a percentage of your compensation if we win your case. If you do not make a recovery, you owe us nothing.

Types of Hospital Negligence

Medical facility negligence may occur on a large scale, when the hospital directly acts negligently, or on a smaller scale when a hospital employee acts negligently but the hospital is still liable. For example, if the hospital allows an unlicensed person to work they may be directly liable for the harm caused. If a member of hospital staff incorrectly administers medicine and the hospital directed this action, the hospital may be indirectly liable for the harm they caused. It can be difficult to tell when a hospital is liable for employees’ actions, an experienced lawyer will be able to help investigate your claim and hold the correct parties accountable.

Hospital negligence can lead to a wide variety of negative consequences in Columbia. The following types of hospital negligence are particularly harmful:

  • Inadequate staffing
  • Insufficient supervision
  • Failure to diagnosis
  • Failure to ensure staff is properly accredited and licensed
  • Failure to establish or follow safety protocols
  • Negligence in surgery or procedures
  • Administering medication to a patient with a documented allergy to said medication
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Anesthesia error
  • Improper medicine administration
  • Failure to perform the correct procedure
  • Poor diagnostic test interpretation

If a loved one has unfortunately passed away due to a hospital’s negligence, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the hospital. When a hospital contributed to a patient’s death through negligence no amount of compensation can make up for your loss. However, you deserve closure and justice. A wrongful death suit can help dependents maintain financial stability, cover medical, and funeral costs. You could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, loss of companionship, pain and suffering, and more. Contacting a lawyer can help you determine if you have grounds to file a wrongful death suit and what your best course of action is.

When you are successful in proving hospital negligence there are multiple types of compensation you may be entitled to. You may be able to receive compensation for your medical bills, missed work (lost wages), loss of earning capacity, and other costs caused by your injuries. It is rare for punitive damages to be awarded unless the hospital acted deliberately (which is also quite uncommon). During medical malpractice cases, it can be difficult to decide who to hold accountable for your injuries. Consulting with a skilled attorney can help you determine whether to file a claim against the hospital itself, a hospital employee or both.

If you believe a hospital acted negligently towards you, you may be able to file a lawsuit to hold the hospital accountable for the harm they cause you. Since hospital negligence is often a failure that can affect numerous patients, it is important to seek justice and hold negligent parties accountable for their actions. In South Carolina, you have a limited window of opportunity to sue for medical malpractice. Typically you have three years from the date of your injury. There can however be exceptions to the statute of limitations and a lawyer can help you determine if you’re eligible to file a medical malpractice claim.

Our Columbia hospital negligence attorneys are prepared to handle any personal injury cases involving medical malpractice. Negligent behavior can often result in wrongful death or life-changing health complications, and we may help you hold irresponsible health care professionals accountable for hospital negligence.

Contact a Columbia Hospital Negligence Attorney for Help

If you have been a victim of hospital negligence in Columbia, you should not be liable for someone else’s mistake. A hospital is meant to treat your health problems, not create new ones. Contact the Goings Law Firm, LLC at (803) 350-9230 today to begin speaking with a Columbia hospital negligence attorney.

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