South Carolina Medical Malpractice Claims
South Carolina Medical Malpractice Attorney
Every year thousands of people are injured or killed as a result of medical malpractice or negligence.
A medical malpractice claim can arise from an act, such as a misdiagnosis, or a failure to act. The term medical malpractice includes any treatment, lack of treatment, or other departure from the accepted standards of medical care, health care or safety on the part of any health care provider that causes harm, injury, or death to a patient.
The South Carolina medical malpractice and wrongful death lawyers at The Strom law Firm, LLC have the experience and resources necessary to provide competent legal advice. We will work closely on your case with a medical expert to establish that there was a medical error or negligence that caused harm, injury, or death to you or a loved one.
When is a Medical Malpractice Claim Appropriate?
In a lawsuit against a physician, medical malpractice most commonly occurs under the following circumstances:
- The physician delayed diagnosis of a medical condition, or failed to diagnosis the patient’s medical condition altogether;
- The physician properly made the correct diagnosis, and then failed to properly treat the medical condition properly;
- The physician failed to perform a surgical procedure properly; or
- The physician fails to obtain the informed consent of the patient before performing a procedure or operation.
If you believe that you have been injured because of medical malpractice, contact a South Carolina Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death Lawyer at Strom Law Firm, LLC. for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and possible avenues of recovery.
Providing Experienced, Aggressive Medical Malpractice Representation
In most cases, our lawyer’s first step is to obtain all of the medical records relating to the treatment in question.
Medical malpractice may often be proven on the basis of what is contained, or omitted, from these medical records.
Usually, it is necessary that a medical expert, board certified in the relevant field of medicine, be hired to consult with the lawyer.
This medical expert will review the medical documentation and give a qualified medical opinion about your case. After consultation with the medical expert, if you and your lawyer determine that it is appropriate, a suit will be filed against a physician, health care provider, and/or the hospital.
The Harvard Medical Practice Study estimated that, each year, more than 180,000 people die, at least in part, because of medical mistakes. Public Citizen, a non-profit organization which advocates the rights of consumers, estimates that, each year, 1.3 million injuries are caused by negligence, and that more than two-thirds of these injuries are preventable.
Medical malpractice cases typically are the result of a physician being careless, overworked, or lack of appropriate training. Mistakes in the practice of medicine, whether it be by a physician, nurse, or hospital staff can cause serious injuries or death. A South Carolina Medical Malpractice attorney at Strom Law Firm, LLC, will examine your case with highly qualified medical experts to determine whether there was a medical error that caused the injury or death. This evaluation is critical because medical malpractice cases cannot be proven without the testimony of a highly qualified expert.
Contact a South Carolina Medical Malpractice Attorney at the Strom Law Firm, LLC today for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case.