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Medical Malpractice Trial Yields Multi Million Dollar Verdict in Rock Hill, South Carolina

Posted by Christopher Shumate | Dec 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

The family of Sierra Wilson was recently awarded $4.4 million in a medical malpractice suit against Piedmont Medical Center of Rock Hill, SC. The Plaintiffs alleged that a nurse trainee assigned to the expectant mother misread fetal heart monitoring data which indicated the child needed emergency care. The baby was born November 18, 2003 with a severe brain injury due to oxygen deprivation. She died three months later of complications from cerebral palsy.

Regardless of the type of medical procedure involved, physicians, nurses, and all hospital staff are required to provide a certain level of medical care.  Unfortunately, human error is inevitable and the results are often catastrophic or even deadly.  While pursuing your legal remedies can never alleviate the devastating losses in these tragedies, pursuing the appropriate medical malpractice claim can alleviate the substantial financial consequences that occur from the negligence of medical providers.  It is important to promptly speak with an attorney in these tragic circumstances to determine whether the events arise to malpractice, and determine your legal remedies.

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Christopher Shumate

Mr. Chris Shumate is a native of Gastonia, North Carolina, and worked various jobs while pursuing his undergraduate and Juris Doctor education, including several heavy manual labor and skilled trade positions. In his practice, Mr. Shumate often encounters circumstances where these prior experiences are helpful in representing you. Upon graduating law school from the University of South Carolina, Mr. Shumate joined one of the Carolinas' larger defense firms, where he represented a diverse set of employers and insurance companies in civil cases and workers' compensation claims across the Carolinas. Chris utilized this experience to obtain a working knowledge of the insurance industry, and build personal contacts used today in representing you. Mr. Shumate ultimately decided he wanted to focus his law practice on assisting those who have been injured, and doing so with the focus on a personal relationship that is uncommon in the bigger firms. Mr. Shumate's also has a passion for assisting those facing the challenges of the criminal legal system. By representing individuals in a variety of criminal and traffic matters, Mr. Shumate works to achieve the best possible result for each client regardless of the charges levied by the prosecution. Chris has tirelessly pursued his mission of helping people from all walks of life throughout the Carolinas with a variety of legal matters. If you are interested in learning more about Chris Shumate and The Shumate Law Offices, please contact us at 704.371.5059. We look forward to assisting you to achieve a positive result in your legal concern. Education J.D., University of South Carolina B.S., University of South Carolina Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice N.C. State BarS.C. State BarU.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina Professional & Bar Association Memberships N.C. Bar Association S.C. Bar Association Mecklenburg County Bar N.C. Academy Of Trial Lawyers American Association For Justice

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