Medical Malpractice Attorney Columbia, SC
What is Medical Malpractice in South Carolina?
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional fails to complete the standard act of care when treating a patient. This may result in injury or death to the patient. A medical professional is not just a doctor, it can include pharmacists, dentists, chiropractors, etc. Anyone seeking to file a claim must do so within three years of the time the act was committed. Like most states, South Carolina places a limit on the amount of non-economic damages that you are awarded if successfully winning a medical malpractice claim.
The firm's team of Columbia lawyers represents clients who have been injured or have lost a loved one because of:
- Failure to diagnose
- Surgical error
- Anesthesia error
- Obstetric malpractice
- Emergency room error
- Nursing home abuse
- Hospital negligence
South Carolina Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations
Based on South Carolina's statute of limitations, medical malpractice actions need to be commenced timely after the incident that caused the injury, illness, or death. In South Carolina the general statute of limitation is 3 years for a medial malpractice claim as the law states it must be within a reasonable amount of time after the error was discovered.
Finkel Law Firm LLC handles a wide variety of medical malpractice cases involving professional negligence. If you need to file a claim against a hospital or physician, it is important to take immediate action before the time limit has passed to file a claim. Contact us today!
How Do I Know if I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?
Our knowledgeable attorneys can help you determine whether or not you have a medical malpractice case. It is a highly complex area of law which requires heavy attention to detail.
However, there are basic requirements that must be met to prove malpractice occurred:
- A licensed medical professional and patient relationship actually existed which means that you hired them and they agreed to be hired.
- You must be able to prove that the licensed medical professional was negligent. Being unhappy with results isn't enough to have a claim.
- The negligence of the professional was the primary cause of the injury or death.
- The injury led to damages such physical and mental pain.
Pursuing Compensation with the Help of a Columbia Attorney
Have you been injured or become ill as the result of medical malpractice? In cases where you trust the care of yourself or a loved one to a medical practitioner, you expect the medical professional to provide the utmost care and proper treatment. The Columbia attorney you choose to represent you can make a difference in the outcome of your case.
The goal of the Columbia lawyers at Finkel Law Firm LLC is to work to obtain compensation that their clients deserve. You should take immediate action to increase your chance of obtaining fair compensation. Proven skills are required in cases associated with medical malpractice, so you should make sure to obtain knowledgeable legal guidance. Whether you are injured or have lost a loved one because of the negligence of a medical practitioner, the legal team can fight on your behalf.
Do not hesitate to contact our firm.
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