Medical Malpractice

Did you know that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States? Only cancer and heart disease kill more Americans.

Tragically, more than 98,000 Americans die each and every year from medical errors that could have been prevented. From surgical errors to improper medication administration, mistakes in medical care can be costly and can result in serious life-threatening injuries and even death. When a doctor or healthcare professional acts negligently or recklessly, they can – and should – be held responsible. After all, they are held to the highest standard of care and deviating from that standard of care could cost patients their lives.

At the Law Offices of F. Craig Wilkerson, Jr., our South Carolina medical malpractice lawyers have been standing up for patient rights for over 35 years. We have helped patients and families across the state seek justice and obtain the money they need to rebuild their lives after they’ve been harmed by medical negligence. In addition, we know that through litigation, we are also able to help medical institutions enact practices that can safeguard future patients and prevent deadly medical errors from continuing to hurt our community.

Fighting For Patients’ Rights in South Carolina

When you’re injured because of a negligent or irresponsible healthcare professional, your whole life may be turned upside down in the blink of an eye. Even while you are struggling to recover from your injury, you may also be fighting insurance companies, drug manufacturers, medical device corporations, and medical institutions. They will have large legal teams on their side fighting for them every step of the way. You need someone on your side that you trust to fight for you.At the Law Offices of F. Craig Wilkerson, Jr., our South Carolina medical malpractice lawyers can assist you with any of the following medical malpractice claims:

  • Surgical errors
  • Misdiagnosed cancer
  • Failure or delay in diagnosing or treating illness or cancer
  • Medication errors
  • Nursing errors
  • Diagnostic errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Defective medical devices
  • Lab errors
  • Hospital negligence and malpractice
  • Wrongful death

Do You Suspect Medical Malpractice?

Not every infection or adverse reaction will have resulted from medical malpractice. However, it is estimated that 20 percent of all patients who enter a hospital will suffer from a preventable medical error. If you believe that you or someone you love was a victim of medical malpractice, it is important to follow these steps:

Step One: Keep Meticulous Records

Keep all medical receipts, prescriptions, and medical records. Document everything you can remember about your hospitalization or medical treatment and include dates, times, and any other important facts that could help your case.

Step Two: Obtain Copies of Evidence

Snap photos or take videos of injuries or of anything you believe may be important. Speak to eyewitnesses and keep copies of all correspondence with medical professionals during your care.

Step 3: Change Doctors

If you believe that malpractice has occurred, change doctors to avoid further issues and complications. Your doctor may be able to also give you a second opinion and could be helpful when proving malpractice has occurred.

Step 4: Contact an Attorney

Call an attorney at the Law Offices of F. Craig Wilkerson, Jr., immediately to begin investigating your incident and building your case.

Contact Our Rock Hill, South Carolina Medical Malpractice Lawyers Today

If you’ve suffered an injury and you believe that your doctor or medical professional negligence is to blame, you need an experienced and compassionate medical malpractice lawyer on your side. At the Law Offices of F. Craig Wilkerson, Jr., our South Carolina medical malpractice attorneys know that a medical injury can cause significant trauma and harm to patients and their loved one.

A misdiagnosis or a surgical error could be life-threatening and cause horrific complications. We believe in holding negligent doctors, nurses, and medical professionals accountable for their recklessness and negligence.

Call the Law Offices of F. Craig Wilkerson, Jr. today at (803) 324-7200 (Rock Hill), (803) 289-7202 (Lancaster), 803) 396-5200( (Fort Mill), (864) 466-5170 (Union) or fill out our confidential contact form. With offices conveniently located in Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Union, and Lancaster, we are here when you need us. Call us today for a free case evaluation.