Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a physician, surgeon, or other health care provider fails to supply medical services with the appropriate standard of care and that failure results in injury or death of a patient.  Any medical professional must adhere to this standard (doctors, nurses, dentists, etc.).

The following are examples of medical negligence: 

  • Failure to diagnose a condition
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Hospital infection
  • Anesthesia negligence
  • Improper Prescriptions
  • Failure to obtain informed consent
  • Surgical errors

Pursuant to North Carolina law, a physician must be willing to testify as an expert that the medical professional failed to adhere to the local standard of care to begin the pursuit of a medical malpractice claim.  Given the wide range of mistakes that can constitute medical negligence, the services of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney are needed to determine your rights.

Medical malpractice results in a variety of serious injuries.  The complications resulting from these mistakes often plague victims for the remainder of their life.  An experienced personal injury lawyer can examine your medical records, consult appropriate medical experts, evaluate your case properly, and explain your options in a manner that is easy to understand.  

The Shumate Law Offices is dedicated to protecting the rights of those who have been harmed by the negligence of medical professionals. Chris Shumate has experience litigating medical issues.  Mr. Shumate is focused on obtaining the maximum compensation for your injuries. If you have been a victim of medical negligence, contact us to discuss your case specifically.  

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