5 Things Victims Should Know About Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in South Carolina
Doctors and other medical professionals are placed in a position of trust. We expect them to act accordingly and to provide us with the best, most competent treatment possible. When that treatment falls below the standard of care, whether it be because the doctor had a bad day or was reckless and made a mistake, the person who suffers is the patient and her family.
Unfortunately, for victims of medical malpractice, the laws have evolved to protect deep-pocketed doctors and hospitals, rather than the victims. Barrier after barrier has been put up to stop or limit successful claims, and victims are often caught off guard by the maze of rules, procedures, and deadlines that must be followed to make a successful claim. Instead, they are left out in the cold.
In this article, we will look at five vital things for medical malpractice victims and their families to know about the legal process for bringing a claim, including time limits, potential damages, procedural barriers, potentially responsible parties in medical malpractice cases, and tips on selecting a medical malpractice law firm. By understanding these key points, plaintiffs can have a better understanding of their rights and what to expect when filing a medical malpractice claim in South Carolina.
If you or a loved one was hurt because of the carelessness of a medical professional or facility, we encourage you to read this article and contact us for a free consultation. If you miss a deadline, your claim could be completely thrown out, leaving you with no way to make up for your losses and no compensation for your pain and suffering. Medical malpractice cases are typically hard fought battles that require an extensive time and financial commitment by the law firm. As such, not every medical error is economically feasible to pursue in litigation. The medical malpractice claims that our firm takes on usually involve either death or serious, permanent injury.