Charleston Medical Malpractice Attorneys
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Medical malpractice occurs when a patient suffers harm by a doctor, nurse, surgeon, anesthesiologist, or another medical professional who fails to perform his or her medical duties in a competent manner. The negligence might be the result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare, or even health management.
If you believe that you may have been a victim of medical malpractice in South Carolina, our Charleston personal injury attorneys at Pierce, Sloan, Kennedy & Early LLC can evaluate your case and determine whether you are eligible to recover financial compensation to pay for medical expenses, lost earnings, as well as pain and suffering. Since 1999, we have handled cases in at least 30 different states, and are licensed in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
Proving Negligence in a Medical Malpractice Claim
In order to prove that medical malpractice occurred you must first establish that a doctor-patient relationship existed with the physician you are suing. Second, the doctor must have been negligent in connection with your diagnosis or treatment by showing that he or she caused you harm in a way that a competent doctor—under the same circumstances—would not have. Next, the doctor’s negligence caused the injury. Lastly, the injury led to specific damages such as physical pain, mental anguish, and additional medical bills.
Common types of medical malpractice include:
- Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
- Surgical errors such as wrong-site surgery or unnecessary surgery
- Failure to recognize symptoms
- Failure to order proper testing
- Improper medication or dosage
- Misreading or ignoring lab results
- Poor follow-up or aftercare
Let Our Charleston Medical Malpractice Lawyers Help You
Our Charleston medical malpractice lawyers can investigate your case, examine all the available evidence, seek help from other medical professionals, and negotiate with insurance carriers on your behalf. Do not risk paying for everything out of your own pocket without experienced legal help on your side.
Contact us and request a free consultation today.