Medical malpractice occurs when a physician or other medical staff fails to provide a level of skill and care that a physician in the same specialty would have used in similar circumstances. South Carolina law holds hospitals, doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals legally responsible to uphold the accepted standards of medical care. Negligence and disregard for those standards can cause irreversible damages to patients, their families, and the medical community.
Victims of medical malpractice are entitled to damages that are a direct result of negligent acts, such as performing unnecessary medical procedures; failure to diagnose a medical condition; failure to warn patients of risks associated with a procedure; failure to advise patients of alternative treatments; and lack of proper sanitation procedures. One of the most important factors in a medical malpractice case is assessing the value of the damages and their effects on the patient’s life, including:
- Medical fees resulting from malpractice
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Expense of lifestyle accommodations (i.e., wheelchair ramp, medical equipment)
- Psychological trauma
- Lost wages and earning potential
- Loss of physical intimacy due to injury
Areas of Medical Malpractice Expertise
Axelrod & Associates has experienced medical malpractice lawyers on staff ready to handle medical malpractice claims including:
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If you or a loved one were injured or left with a permanent disability or injury due to medical malpractice, Axelrod & Associates can help protect your rights and get the monetary compensation you are entitled to under South Carolina law.
For a FREE consultation with a Myrtle Beach medical malpractice lawyer, call us at (843) 916-9300 or fill out our contact form.