When someone visits a health care provider in South Carolina, the best care possible is expected. Many providers take time to find out a patient’s history, listen to any health concerns, and work with the patient to come up with a personalized health care plan. But in some cases, providers are negligent in caring for a patient and this can lead to serious health problems for the patient in the future. Recently, a man in another state filed a lawsuit based on improper care that resulted in a limb amputation.
The victim’s story
The man in this case suffered from Type 2 diabetes since he was a child. He sought treatment for pain in his right leg and foot. The victim eventually had to have his leg amputated above the knee. The patient believed that the care he received was inadequate and that the providers did not do proper testing that could have possibly saved his leg.
After the amputation, the victim was left with many life changes that could prevent him from working and enjoying activities he did before the amputation. He filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against those responsible for providing care and was successful. The funds awarded to the victim will compensate him for pain, suffering, medical bills, and other costs related to the amputation.
Victims of medical malpractice have rights
Patients should have confidence in their medical care team and should not have to worry about improper treatment or negligence. When this does happen, the victim has the right to pursue a civil case against the healthcare providers responsible. South Carolina residents who believe they are victims of medical malpractice can seek advice from an experienced attorney to understand their legal options.