Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Greenville, Anderson, and Spartanburg, South Carolina and Surrounding Counties
When we go to a doctor for treatment, we are putting ourselves in what we believe to be their expert hands. However, doctors are susceptible to error like other professionals. When a doctor makes a mistake, the consequences can include missed work, additional medical bills, permanent injury, even death.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury as a result of a doctor's error. we can help you fight for answers and for compensation. We have experience helping victims of medical malpractice and are prepared to stand for you. Please contact The White Davis & White Law Firm today for a free consultation.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
When you go to a doctor, you expect a doctor to ask questions, perform recommended tests, and put all the information together to diagnose conditions. Once a diagnosis is made, a doctor should recommend and/or administer reasonable treatment, including appropriate drugs or surgical procedures. A doctor should also inform us of all reasonable treatment options along with their likelihood of success and possible side effects or complications. A doctor should be able to prescribe medication and perform procedures competently. A doctor should also be able to assess when a treatment is effective and whether a different treatment option should be pursued.
When a doctor fails to perform any of these tasks according to the standards of the medical community, it may be considered medical malpractice. Some common types of medical malpractice include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Prescription errors
- Surgical errors, including anesthesia errors
- Hospital errors, including chart mix-ups drug-resistant bacterial infections
- Delivery-room errors resulting in birth injuries
Any one of these types of medical malpractice can result in serious injury that leads to prolonged treatment, lifelong disability, or death.
How We Can Help
Sometimes doctors do not admit mistakes or tell you what happened to you or your loved one. In these cases filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is often the only way for you to get answers. In addition, a medical malpractice lawsuit can help you get compensation for:
- Past, present and future medical bills
- Lost wages and/or diminished earning capacity
- Pain, suffering, disfigurement and other non-economic damages
Our founding attorney, Druanne White, has over 25 years experience practicing in South Carolina. She has helped many people struggling with the consequences of a traumatic event like medical malpractice. A local figure, her tenacity in and out of the courtroom is well known among area lawyers.