When you put your well-being in the hands of a doctor, you expect that the doctor will do the best job that he or she can do. However, unfortunately, there are times when a doctor acts negligently, causing a mistake that negatively affects your health. So what causes these South Carolina doctors to commit medical malpractice? According to a study conducted of medical malpractice insurance companies, the most common cause of medical malpractice cases is a “failure to diagnose.”
In addition to a failure to diagnose, other causes of medical malpractice lawsuits in South Carolina include:
- Performing a procedure incorrectly
- Misdiagnosing a condition
- Not performing a procedure that needed to be done
While these are all considered to be different causes of medical malpractice lawsuit, they all relate to the doctor not diagnosing the patient. Errors in diagnosing a patient account for almost half of the South Carolina medical malpractice claims that are filed.
The reasoning behind these errors can often be that the doctor was not trained properly or did not dedicate enough time to accurately diagnose the condition. They may have avoided completing a full examination in an attempt to save time in order to see other patients, thus jeopardizing your health.
If a South Carolina doctor misdiagnoses your medical condition, the consequences can be devastating. You may have to have additional procedures in order to correct the mistake that your doctor made and your road to recovery would longer than originally anticipated.
If you believe that a doctor has any committed any of these common causes of medical malpractice, then you should contact a South Carolina medical malpractice attorney. Attorney Shelly Leeke can help you protect your rights and get you the compensation that you deserve. Set up a free consultation with Shelly Leeke Law Firm by calling 843-297-8485 today!