When a doctor injures his or her patient, that doctor should be held accountable. Similarly, if a nurse or other medical provider harms a patient, he or she should be held accountable. Medical malpractice cases sometimes require hundreds of thousands of dollars to litigate because medical experts are required to prove gross negligence: that the doctor acted worse than the standard course of action.
Finding the right South Carolina medical malpractice attorney is crucial. The attorney must know the ins and outs of botched surgeries, misdiagnoses, pressure sores, failures to treat, prescription drug errors, and birth injuries. Luckily for our clients, Andrew has helped handle a number of medical malpractice cases.
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
The initial steps in determining whether a case exists are what we call the "foundational requirements." There must be a patient relationship, a negligent physician, and injuries that result from that negligence. Although this sounds simple, the second step is the most time-consuming to prove. The question is not whether a mistake was made; the question is "why did the doctor not properly do what all other doctors do?" Was the physician inattentive, rushed, understaffed, uncaring? Whatever the case, we will get to the bottom of it.
COMMON TYPES OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
The following are the most common types of medical malpractice cases that we see:
Failure to treat an ongoing problem
Nursing home abuse/neglect
HOW WE CAN HELP
If you or a family member has been injured at the hands of a medical professional and don't know where to turn, give us a call. Our review process costs nothing. We obtain all relevant medical records, collect necessary information from the patient and his/her family, and provide this information to an expert trained to review the documents. At this point, we will be able to better guide you regarding the potential case.
We understand you would rather have had your treatment completed without issue. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Thankfully, South Carolina medical malpractice laws are designed to help you. Call or email Andrew to discuss your case.