South Carolina Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider violates the standard of care owed to a patient, and this violation results in an additional or worsening illness or injury. If you or your loved one suffered at the hands of a medical professional, and there is evidence of negligence or wrongdoing, you have a right to take legal action.
A violation of the standard of care can occur when a negligent action is taken or because of the failure to take some action that is medically appropriate. At Anastopoulo Law Firm, our team of South Carolina medical malpractice lawyers has years of experience litigating against healthcare providers. You can contact us today and receive a free case evaluation with a team member.
Our Lawyers Fight for Justice on Behalf of Victims of Negligent Healthcare Workers
Any time we represent a victim of negligence in South Carolina, our priority is fighting for their financial recovery so that they can attend to their physical recovery. As such, one of the many benefits our firm offers is flexible meetings—our attorneys are prepared to make hospital and home visits to discuss the case. Perks like these are why previous clients leave such high praise in our Google reviews:
- “Great team, stayed in contact and took the time to explain every step of the way!!!!!! I would definitely refer them to anyone in need.” – Erin
- “I’m impressed with how time efficient they were in settling my case.” – Keondra
- “Very clear and helping throughout the entire process. Very nice people and I would highly recommend to anyone.” – Nichele
Our firm also works on a no-win, no-fee basis, so you owe nothing if we do not deliver compensation to you. If we secure compensation for you, we take our attorney’s fees from the settlement or court award so that you never have to worry about paying us out of pocket. The following are other perks of working with our team:
- Initial consultations are free
- Millions recovered for our clients
- Backed by 25-plus years of experience
For a free legal consultation with a medical malpractices lawyer serving South Carolina, call (800) 777-7777
How Our Medical Malpractice Team Can Help You
Even some of the best hospitals in South Carolina—like MUSC Health-University Medical Center and McLeod Regional Medical Center—can get caught up in medical malpractice cases if resident doctors are not providing adequate care.
Our team is not afraid to go up against these facilities or the healthcare providers who practice medicine there. When you hire us for your case, a medical malpractice attorney from our team will:
- Take the time to listen to what happened to you
- Investigate the circumstances of your medical care
- Collect any evidence that proves the caregiver’s negligence
- Construct a case for your financial recovery, including proper valuation of your damages
- Represent you in any settlement negotiations and at trial, if the case goes to court
- Help you make decisions regarding the case’s progression
You have enough on your plate; you do not need to handle a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit on your own. Our team at Anastopoulo Law Firm will take over as soon as you hire us and advocate for your rights.
Understanding Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice can occur in a variety of settings, including doctors’ offices, emergency departments, and operating rooms. Often, medical malpractice is the result of simple mistakes that can lead to serious and lasting medical conditions—or even death.
Common types of medical malpractice include:
- Errors or complications in the administration of anesthesia
- Surgical errors and complications
- Errors in prescription or dispensing of pharmaceutical drugs
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to properly dispense medical treatment promptly
- Improper emergency room treatment
- Childbirth and delivery complications
A medical malpractice lawsuit can be brought against a wide range of medical professionals, including doctors, dentists, chiropractors, and more. In addition to bringing a case against a specific medical professional, medical malpractice cases can also name the hospital, nursing home, clinic, or another medical facility that employed the faulty medical professional.
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How to Bring a Medical Malpractice Claim in South Carolina
In South Carolina, a party claiming medical malpractice must prove that:
- A relationship existed between the injured party and medical professional at the time the malpractice occurred, and that this relationship gave rise to a duty of care.
- In delivering medical services, the healthcare professional did not fulfill their duty of reasonable care.
- The medical professional’s breach of the duty of care caused the resulting injury.
Proving these elements of negligence requires an abundance of supporting evidence, which our team will collect for you. For example, S.C. Ann. § 15-79-125 outlines the need for a Notice of Intent to File Suit and an affidavit from an expert witness attesting to the malpractice.
Without these documents, you cannot move forward with this type of case. Our team will ensure these forms are completed properly and submitted on time to support your right to seek damages.
There is an Expiration Date on Your South Carolina Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
South Carolina enforces a specific statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases. Specifically, S.C. Code of Laws § 15-3-545 gives you three years from when you initially suffered from a healthcare provider’s error. If you did not recognize the error right away, this law also gives you three years from the date you discovered that malpractice occurred.
Other important details can affect your timeline to file, which our team will outline upon reviewing your case in full. You don’t want to wait to get started, as doing so could prevent you from recovering damages at all.
Damages You Could Collect in a South Carolina Medical Malpractice Case
You could recover an assortment of damages and compensation if you prove the medical provider acted negligently while treating you or your loved one. Depending on the specific damages you suffered, you could receive compensation for the following expenses resulting from the medical malpractice:
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Medical costs associated with repairing the damage caused by the medical malpractice
- Past, ongoing, and future medical costs required to repair the damage caused
- Spousal loss of consortium
Our team will thoroughly review the damages you and your family suffered so that we leave no compensable damages off the table.
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Has a medical care professional’s negligent acts injured you? Did a loved one pass away due to a healthcare worker’s failure to provide an adequate standard of care? If so, you may have a claim for medical malpractice, and our South Carolina law firm can represent you.
Medical malpractice cases can provide an injured party with compensation for the damages they experienced. Don’t hesitate to contact our South Carolina medical malpractice lawyers if you have suffered harm at the hands of a doctor. Reach out to us today for help: (800) 777-7777.