Abbeville Medical Malpractice Attorney
Did you sustain an injury when an Abbeville medical professional compromised your health due to a lapse in judgment? If so, you might have the basis of a medical malpractice case – a claim that can be difficult to prove on your own. However, our Abbeville medical malpractice attorneys at Poulin | Willey | Anastopoulo, LLC., will help you build a solid case for professional accountability and financial compensation.
While you concentrate on restoring your health, our legal team will get to work on your case. First, we will listen to your version of events with compassion and understanding. Then, we’ll collect evidence, consult medical experts, and determine the financial value of your case. Finally, our firm will handle the negotiation process and fight for the best possible outcome for your case.
Damages You Can Recover for Medical Malpractice in Abbeville
Medical malpractice victims often require additional care to restore or optimize their health. This extra care can lead to substantial medical bills. Our law firm will help you recover the following damages:
- Past and future medical expenses until you reach maximum medical improvement
- Physical pain and suffering caused by your injuries and the recovery process
- Ongoing mental and emotional recovery, including required counseling
Each medical malpractice case is unique. Therefore, each client we represent will have a unique set of recoverable damages, so we work hard to treat you like a person, not a case file. We also thoroughly research and assess your economic and noneconomic damages to ensure that your financial compensation is fair and accurate.
Wrongful Death Claims Arising From Medical Malpractice
If a medical error claims the life of a family member, we also help your family recover the costs of their funeral and burial expenses and other damages. In addition, we will take care of all the legal details of your wrongful death case, including filing it on time and listing the family members who are eligible for compensation.
For a free legal consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer serving Abbeville, call 803-222-2222
Types of Medical Malpractice Cases Our Law Firm Represents
Not every injury you incur while undergoing healthcare treatment in Abbeville County will qualify as medical malpractice. When our medical malpractice attorney at Poulin | Willey | Anastopoulo, LLC. accepts your case, we start by asking questions to assess the merits of your case.
Medical malpractice cases we handle include:
- Incorrect, unnecessary, and wrong-site surgeries
- Complications arising from anesthesia issues
- Surgical tools and medical devices left in your body
- Birth injuries and complications caused by inadequate care
- Misdiagnosis, missed diagnoses, and failure to inform
- Prescription issues, including medication interactions
- Improperly trained or supervised medical personnel
Our legal team will investigate every possible medical error or mishap that led to your current condition. Besides physicians and nurses, we also represent clients who sustained their injuries at the hand of others in the medical field, including dentists and chiropractors. We’ll also determine if the facility (e.g., a hospital or urgent care clinic) where your procedure took place shares liability for your injury.
Evidence We Collect to Substantiate Your Case
To ensure you can hold your healthcare professional responsible for their actions and seek compensation, our legal team will prove the following elements of medical malpractice:
- You had a doctor-patient relationship with the negligent party
- The at-fault medical professional owed you a duty of care
- There was a documentable breach of their duty of care
- The at-fault party’s negligence caused your injuries
- Their actions caused immediate or ongoing financial harm
The evidence we collect to prove these elements of negligence includes medical records, statements and testimony from lay and expert witnesses, and a certificate of merit. The certificate of merit specifies a medical peer’s opinion that your case has merit and must be filed alongside your claim.
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The Complexity of Filing Medical Malpractice Cases in South Carolina
Having a certificate of merit is just one of the statutory requirements South Carolina places on medical malpractice cases. For example, you must file a Notice of Intent along with the required certificate before you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Another is the statute of limitations – a state-mandated filing deadline that identifies the time you have to file your lawsuit. Finally, before your case goes to trial, S.C. Ann. § 15-79-120 requires you to participate in mediation or arbitration.
Fortunately, you don’t have to face these complicated requirements alone. Instead, let our attorneys handle all these details.
Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Cases
In Abbeville, the medical malpractice statute of limitations set by S.C. Ann. § 15-3-545 is generally three years from the date of the error. However, it can be difficult in medical malpractice cases to determine the exact date a medical error occurred, so the statutory clock could also start running on the discovery date of your medical injury.
Our team will use your medical records and medical expert opinions to ensure your potential lawsuit is not at risk of dismissal due to an expired or misunderstood filing deadline.
Finally, keep in mind that most personal injury cases settle without going to trial. However, if we cannot settle your case out of court, we’ll file your lawsuit on time to safeguard your right to hold the negligent party accountable at trial.
See What Clients Say About Our Personal Injury Law Firm
Our client testimonials page is full of reviews from satisfied clients. They attest to our passionate pursuit of compensation for clients injured by negligence, carelessness, recklessness, or incompetence:
- “I had a great experience with them. Everyone was friendly and professional. They worked hard for my case. The process was fast and easy!” – Akeisha W.
- “I feel that the staff went above and beyond to help me to get this thing done and to get me the money that I deserved. I have no complaints whatsoever and would highly recommend them to everyone!” – Peggy W.
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Get a Free Review of Your Medical Malpractice Case
Were you or someone you love injured by a medical mistake or mishap in Abbeville? At Poulin | Willey | Anastopoulo, LLC., our medical malpractice attorneys will help you pursue compensation from the negligent healthcare provider or facility.
When you are ready to start fighting for the compensation you deserve, call (800) 313-2546 to reach one of our case review team members.