Myrtle Beach Attorneys of The Yates Firm - WITH THE KNOWLEDGE AND RESOURCES OF A LARGE FIRM

We Deal With The Insurance Company
So You Can Focus
On Recovery

MYRTLE BEACH ATTORNEYS OF THE YATES FIRM






Medical Malpractice

MYRTLE BEACH Medical Malpractice ATTORNEYS

Why You Need the Top Lawyers in Medical Malpractice Accidents

If a medical provider or facility’s negligence caused your injury, you might be entitled to compensation. The Yates Firm can meet with you to discuss the circumstances of the incident and determine what we can do to hold the healthcare professional liable for their actions.

Most people trust their physicians. You probably assume the doctor, nurse, radiologist, or another medical provider will diagnose your injury or illness accurately and recommend the necessary treatment to recover. However, doctors are human and can make dangerous mistakes that cause their patients harm, or even death.

The Myrtle Beach medical malpractice attorneys of The Yates Firm understand the adverse effects of a healthcare professional’s error.

If you’re forced to undergo additional procedures and face the emotional trauma of what you experienced. The negligent doctor should be held accountable for their misconduct.

Call The Yates Firm at 843.692.3237 or complete our online contact form for your free consultation to learn more about what we can do for you.

best lawyers logo
National Trial Lawyers logo
aaa premier dui logo
bbb accredited business logo

CAUSES OF Medical
Malpractice

IN AN INJURY CLAIM...

surgical tools

Surgical Errors

Going under the knife is never a pleasant experience. When you’re under anesthesia, entirely unaware of what’s happening, you have no control over the outcome of the procedure.

Errors can occur during surgery that leads to injury and even death. The surgeon could leave a surgical instrument, or gauze inside your body, or even puncture a major organ while making an incision.  This could even lead to a spinal cord or traumatic brain injury. If their negligence contributed to your or your loved one’s injury, the doctor should be held liable for your resulting medical bills and other losses.

med malpractice

Failure to Diagnose an Illness or Injury

You might go to your doctor to determine the type of injury or illness you suffered. If they misdiagnose you or fail to provide an accurate diagnosis, you could undergo unnecessary treatment that doesn’t help you recover or causes additional harm or death.

neg. staffing

Negligently Hiring Inexperienced Staff

Staffing shortages can cause management to hire inexperienced doctors, nurses, and other medical providers to fill in the gaps. If someone doesn’t have the necessary experience to treat a patient safely and correctly, they could recommend an unnecessary surgery, prescribe a medication that interacts with the patient’s current drugs, or cause injuries during a simple procedure, such as drawing blood. If you’ve suffered such a situation, do not hesitate to contact The Yates Firm immediately.

med bed

Lack of Pre or Post-Care

When you seek treatment with your doctor, they should provide the pre or post-care you need to heal. For example, if you need surgery, the surgeon should advise what you should do to prepare for it and how to take care of yourself at home after. Errors often occur when medical providers don’t instruct their patients on side effects to watch for or review medications for possible interactions.

rx pills

Prescribing the Wrong Medication or Dose

Whether a doctor prescribes medication for chronic pain, migraines, chemotherapy, or another medical issue, they should ensure they provide the appropriate drug and dose. Physicians should avoid prescribing anything that could negatively interact with a patient’s current medications and issue the correct dosage, so the patient doesn’t experience adverse effects.

syringe

Administering the Improper Amount of Anesthesia

The correct amount of anesthesia is necessary during any procedure requiring the patient to remain unconscious or avoid feeling pain. The anesthesiologist is the doctor who administers anesthesia and monitors the patient’s vitals to look for complications.

Administering too much can be dangerous and lead to a stroke or death. Giving a patient an inadequate amount of anesthesia can cause them to wake up during surgery and experience excruciating pain, or even further and more serious complications.

med xray

Interpreting Imaging Test Results Incorrectly

X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs take detailed images of different locations inside a person’s body. Imaging tests can locate tumors, reveal broken bones, and display various medical conditions. If a radiologist misreads the result, they could misdiagnose a disease or recommend the wrong treatment plan for an injury.

surgery scissors

Using Unsterilized Medical Tools

All medical tools and surgical instruments must be sterile. Handling these tools with unwashed hands or knowingly using unsterilized instruments can spread bacteria to the patient. Infections can develop and spread through the body, resulting in medical complications.

Going under the knife is never a pleasant experience. When you’re under anesthesia, entirely unaware of what’s happening, you have no control over the outcome of the procedure.

Errors can occur during surgery that lead to injury and even death. The surgeon could leave a surgical instrument inside your body or puncture a major organ while making an incision. If their negligence contributed to your injury, the doctor should be liable for your resulting medical bills and other losses.

You might go to your doctor to determine the type of injury or illness you suffered. If they misdiagnose you or fail to provide an accurate diagnosis, you could undergo unnecessary treatment that doesn’t help you recover or causes additional harm.

Staffing shortages can cause management to hire inexperienced doctors, nurses, and other medical providers to fill in the gaps. If someone doesn’t have the necessary experience to treat a patient safely and correctly, they could recommend an unnecessary surgery, prescribe a medication that interacts with the patient’s current drugs, or cause injuries during a simple procedure, such as drawing blood.

When you seek treatment with your doctor, they should provide the pre or post-care you need to heal. For example, if you need surgery, the surgeon should advise what you should do to prepare for it and how to take care of yourself at home after. Errors often occur when medical providers don’t instruct their patients on side effects to watch for or review medications for possible interactions.

Whether a doctor prescribes medication for chronic pain, migraines, chemotherapy, or another medical issue, they should ensure they provide the appropriate drug and dose. Physicians should avoid prescribing anything that could negatively interact with a patient’s current medications and issue the correct dosage, so the patient doesn’t experience adverse effects.

The correct amount of anesthesia is necessary during any procedure requiring the patient to remain unconscious or avoid feeling pain. The anesthesiologist is the doctor who administers anesthesia and monitors the patient’s vitals to look for complications.

Administering too much can be dangerous and lead to a stroke or death. Giving a patient an inadequate amount of anesthesia can cause them to wake up during surgery and experience excruciating pain.

X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs take detailed images of different locations inside a person’s body. Imaging tests can locate tumors, reveal broken bones, and display various medical conditions. If a radiologist misreads the result, they could misdiagnose a disease or recommend the wrong treatment plan for an injury.

All medical tools and surgical instruments must be sterile. Handling these tools with unwashed hands or knowingly using unsterilized instruments can spread bacteria to the patient. Infections can develop and spread through the body, resulting in medical complications.

COMPENSATION FOR
Medical Malpractice VICTIMS

yates firm

$1,000,000

Total Recovered

recovered in a wrongful death medical malpractice case

yates firm

$93,000

Total Recovered

for a client hit in Bennettsville, SC

yates firm

$90,000

Total Recovered

for a client who fell off the roof while working construction

If you file a lawsuit against the negligent healthcare professional, you could pursue punitive damages. This form of compensation punishes the defendant and is meant to deter similar actions in the future. A jury will only award punitive damages to you if you can show clear and convincing evidence of the at-fault party’s reckless, willful, or wanton conduct.

$1,000,000 ​
Total Recovered recovered in a wrongful death medical malpractice case​

$93,000 ​
Total Recovered for a client hit in Bennettsville, SC​

$90,000 ​
Total Recovered for a client who fell off the roof while working construction​

A HISTORY OF SUCCESS

IN Medical Malpractice CLAIMS...

At The Yates Firm, we have a team of experienced and dedicated Myrtle Beach medical malpractice attorneys who will provide the personalized attention you deserve. We understand the trauma you experienced and the suffering you were forced to endure. We treat our clients like family and offer the support you need until the end of your case.

SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION

TODAY!

MYRTLE BEACH PERSONAL INJURY, CRIMINAL DEFENSE AND REAL ESTATE ATTORNEYS

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I'VE BEEN HURT due to

medical malpractice IN MYRTLE BEACH?

01

SEEK TREATMENT 
It’s critical to seek immediate treatment of the injury you suffered due to a medical provider’s error. It’s natural not to trust any doctor after what you’ve been through, but you need to determine what you have to do to fix the problem.

02

REQUEST COPIES OF YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS
Request a copy of every medical record from the doctor or medical facility. The documentation you receive can show the treatment you obtained and possibly pinpoint your doctor’s mistake.

03

HIRE A LAWYER
Hire an attorney from [firm-name] before filing a claim. You shouldn’t pursue legal action without seeking representation first. We can gather the available evidence to prove fault and handle the medical malpractice claim on your behalf.

04

TAKE DETAILED NOTES
Write a list of everything you remember about the incident. You should include specific dates of your appointments, locations of the facilities, the injury you sustained, and other relevant information.

05

MAINTAIN ALL RECORDS
If you receive any records during your ongoing case, hold onto them. Throwing them away could hinder your chance of recovering compensation. You need evidence to prove medical error caused your injury instead of another incident or preexisting condition.

06

CONTACT US
If you were injured due to a medical provider’s negligence, call The Yates Firm to speak with one of our Myrtle Beach medical malpractice attorneys. We will be happy to meet with you for a free consultation to discuss the incident and advise you about your legal options.

Let us help you fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. Call 843.692.3237 now.

 

TRUSTED

RECOMMENDATIONS

Get help.

843.692.3237
Call us for consultation

Today.

ALL CONSULTATIONS ARE FREE OF CHARGE