medical malpracticeWe trust medical professionals and healthcare facilities to have the expertise to give us the highest quality care at the most urgent and critical times. While the vast majority of medical personnel strive to meet this goal, unfortunately a small minority does not and may be guilty of medical malpractice.

Medical malpractice is defined as any course of action or treatment that deviates from accepted care standards and causes injury or harm to the patient. It occurs more often than many people realize, and as South Carolina medical malpractice attorneys, we have the knowledge and experience to help determine if you have a valid claim.

If you have a medical malpractice case, we will file it for you and fight for your rights—but we need to hear from you in a timely manner In South Carolina, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice or negligence varies depending on the age of the patient, so the sooner you seek a medical malpractice lawyer, the better.

In determining whether medical malpractice has occurred, we look at several factors, including whether the medical professional or healthcare facility was negligent and caused injury that resulted in damages, such as time lost from work, disability, and death.

Possible examples of medical malpractice include . . .

  • Delayed, incorrect, or improper diagnosis, especially if it leads to delayed or improper treatment.
  • Failure to diagnose or failure to treat.
  • Failure to obtain informed consent. A signed consent form does not absolve the facility or provider from malpractice if accepted standard of care is not met.
  • Obstetrical or delivery room malpractice, including birth injury.
  • Neonatal and pediatric malpractice.
  • Negligence in performing surgical procedures, including errors in administering anesthesia.
  • Failure to follow up appropriately.
  • Failure to monitor or patient abandonment.
  • Prescription or medication administration errors.

While not every negative medical outcome is the result of malpractice, we have the resources and experts to analyze your situation—no matter how complex it may be—and to aggressively pursue a legal remedy.

If you’re uncertain whether you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, contact us today, and let a medical malpractice attorney determine whether you have a claim.

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