If you believe you have suffered injuries at the hands of medical professionals, you will need the guidance of an attorney.
When you seek medical attention for any reason, planned or unplanned, you expect to receive, at the very least, competent treatment from medical professionals. If that does not happen, the results may constitute medical malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient. Some examples of medical malpractice can include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Birth injuries and traumas
- Pharmacy negligence
- Surgical errors
- Hospital and emergency room errors
In South Carolina, not all medical errors rise to the level of malpractice. Medical malpractice cases can be challenging and require strict adherence to rules requiring expert witnesses. If you believe you have suffered injuries at the hands of medical professionals, you will need an attorney to obtain expert witnesses, assess damages, and participate in settlement negotiations, mediation, and possibly trial.