Myrtle Beach Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If a doctor or medical care facility in Myrtle Beach failed to provide you with an acceptable standard of care, you might have suffered injuries or a worsening medical condition as a result. This could support a claim for compensation based on medical malpractice.
A Myrtle Beach medical malpractice lawyer from Anastopoulo Law Firm may be able to help you develop a claim and seek damages that cover your medical bills and more. Moreover, you can learn about your next steps during a free case consultation with our team today.
Recoverable Damages in Medical Malpractice Claims
When our law firm manages a medical malpractice case for a client, we seek compensation for them. We do not believe they should pay for the losses and expenses they incurred because of their medical care provider’s bad behavior.
Some of the common recoverable damages in these malpractice cases include:
- Medical care costs stemming from their injury or health condition
- Ongoing care expenses or future medical needs
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity for lasting injuries
- Injury-related expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Reduced quality of life
- Other non-economic damages
Our team helps our clients identify and value the damages they experienced. Additionally, we use our knowledge of medical malpractice cases and our history of recovering compensation for clients with similar injuries to determine the types of damages that might be available. Moreover, we work with experts to prove future and intangible losses.
Some Medical Malpractice Actions Can be Life-Threatening
In some cases, medical malpractice can be life-threatening. For example, a missed cancer diagnosis might not allow for treatment until the cancer spreads to other parts of the body. So, if you believe medical negligence contributed to or caused your loved one’s death, we may be able to help.
We pursue wrongful death actions based on medical malpractice. This could hold the doctor and hospital accountable and allow your family to recover. For example:
- Medical care costs
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of services previously performed by your loved one
- Other non-economic losses your family experienced
There may be other recoverable damages in your case, as well. However, these can be very specific depending on the facts of the case, the expenses and losses your family experienced, and other details. But, if we work together, we will help you identify and document your damages and put a fair value on them.
For a free legal consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer serving Myrtle Beach, call 803-222-2222
A Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help You Navigate the Difficult Claims Process
At Anastopoulo Law Firm, our Myrtle Beach personal injury lawyers know how medical malpractice cases work, what it takes to prove them, and how to navigate the claims process. We have more than 25 years of experience with similar cases and have secured millions of dollars in damages for clients. You could be next.
Our team never charges a retainer for our services. We provide legal representation in these cases based on contingency. Our malpractice attorneys will not receive their fees unless our client secures a settlement or award in their case. Furthermore, we will discuss this payment arrangement in more detail during your free case review.
We meet with potential clients in their homes, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, or other locations convenient for them. We also have a Myrtle Beach office located at:
2411 N. Oak Street, Ste. 407
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Myrtle Beach Medical Malpractice Lawyer Near Me 803-222-2222
Common Forms of Medical Malpractice and Negligence
Doctors, like all people, make mistakes. Unfortunately, these mistakes may cause a patient to have a worse outcome, suffer a setback, or have additional pain. Thus, these mistakes may or may not be medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice is always the result of negligence. Negligence occurs when the doctor or another care provider does not provide an acceptable standard of care based on the care you would get from another provider with the same training and experience.
Some types of medical malpractice injuries include:
- Issues with diagnosis, including misdiagnosis or missed diagnosis
- Surgical errors, including wrong site or wrong side
- Leaving items inside a patient’s body during surgery
- Failure to treat or improper treatment of a condition
- Drug errors, including wrong medication or wrong dose
- Birth injuries
To prove that medical malpractice occurred, we must work with medical experts. They will:
- Review the medical records and other documentation of the case
- Determine what they believe should have happened
- Determine what actions the care team took
- See if the patient suffered injuries as a result
At Anastopoulo Law Firm, we have a network of medical professionals and other experts we can call on to help us support these claims. This is key in documenting that your doctor failed to provide an acceptable standard of care, causing your injuries or allowing your medical condition to advance.
South Carolina Law Limits Your Time to Seek Legal Remedies for Medical Malpractice
So, if you believe you were the victim of medical malpractice, you should act quickly. South Carolina law sets deadlines on how long you have to sue an at-fault doctor or facility. It also outlines the steps you must take before preparing a case for trial.
These steps include:
- Investigating what happened
- Obtaining medical records
- Canvassing for and interviewing witnesses
- Identifying medical experts
- The experts reviewing the case
- Preparing a claim and documenting damages
- Negotiating with the insurer for an out-of-court settlement
- Preparing documents and filing the lawsuit
Under S.C. Code of Laws § 15-3-545, victims generally have three years from the date of their injuries to sue. However, they may have up to three years from the date of discovery if they were not aware of the malpractice immediately. We understand that this can be confusing, so we will explain the timeline that applies to your case during your free consultation.
You also have three years to pursue a wrongful death action, per S.C. Ann. 15-3-530.
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Get a Free Consultation about Your Myrtle Beach Medical Malpractice Case
Anastopoulo Law Firm’s Myrtle Beach office provides complimentary consultations for those who have suffered injuries because of medical negligence. If you or your child has injuries, a serious medical condition, or a disability due to the treatment you received in a Pee Dee region facility, we can help.
Call (800) 777-7777 today for your free case review with our team.