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Medical malpractice covers a wide range of medical-related negligence laws that afford individuals the right to receive compensation after being mistreated, abused, or injured due to the negligence of healthcare workers or medical errors they make. When someone does not receive medical care of an acceptable nature, medical malpractice claims seek justice for the loss of bodily function in an otherwise healthy patient or, in the most severe medical malpractice cases, death. While most healthcare professionals are skilled and well-trained providers, as in any field, there are some bad ones in the mix.
Axelrod & Associates, P.A., based out of Myrtle Beach, SC, is an established law firm that is prepared to represent and litigate for victims of personal injury because of medical malpractice, negligence, or human error. Our firm is more than just a group of attorneys. We are your friends and neighbors in North Myrtle Beach, SC, and when you visit our office, you are our guest. We strive to provide legal services with compassionate customer service and respect for our clients and community. It’s our commitment to our clients and ability to litigate aggressively on their behalf that sets us apart from our competition.
There are many different types of claims filed in the name of medical malpractice in South Carolina, and we’ve represented most of them. An inexhaustive list of common South Carolina malpractice cases follows.
Gather as much evidence as you can, including any:
Organize these forms of evidence, keeping them safe and easily accessible. Read over all the evidence you have, including the fine print and any handwritten notes. This evidence, and your memory of your personal experience, which you should write down, can help you determine if you have a legitimate malpractice claim.
If you’re still unsure, a personal injury lawyer or a medical malpractice attorney can review your case and let you know for sure if you are entitled to a medical malpractice claim. When meeting with a lawyer, bring all the evidence you have collected and include any other information that might be useful, such as:
Once you decide to hand your case over to a capable South Carolina medical malpractice attorney, you can rest assured that your case is being taken care of. There is little for you to do at that point except follow all your doctor’s orders. Also, don’t talk about anything related to your case or injury on social media, via text message, or via email. If the opposing side contacts you via mail, email, telephone, text, or personal visit, refer them to your lawyer and don’t engage in conversation with them.
A: The statute of limitations for a South Carolina medical negligence claim is three years from the date the malpractice occurred or from the date the injury was discovered or should have been discovered. If a claim is filed against a state-funded medical institution, the statute of limitations is two years.
A: South Carolina has varying maximum medical malpractice settlement caps that vary depending on different factors. Noneconomic damages against a single institution or provider are capped at $512,773; if multiple providers or healthcare providers are included in the claim, noneconomic damages cannot exceed $1,538,319. There is no cap on economic damages.
A: In South Carolina, as elsewhere, medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other medical practitioner causes you damage in some way through negligence. To prove that medical malpractice occurred, you must show that:
A: Yes. A medical malpractice claim can be filed against any licensed healthcare provider, such as a:
Any patient who suffered injury due to the negligence or carelessness of the defendant can sue them. Ensure that you can provide proof to back up any medical negligence claim, such as medical records. Speak with a lawyer if you’re unsure of how to prove your claim.
If you believe you have a medical malpractice case against a healthcare provider who injured you while you were under their care, don’t wait to file a claim. The more time that passes since the event or injury, the more details the patient forgets, as do the healthcare professionals, whether defendants or witnesses, who can back up your malpractice claim. Our extensive experience with cases like these makes us qualified to litigate on your behalf if necessary. Contact Axelrod & Associates, P.A., to schedule a consultation to discuss your case. We can advise you on your case, and if your injury is a result of medical negligence, we can work aggressively to recover the damages you deserve.