Medical Malpractice FAQ

Answers from a Skilled Charleston Medical Malpractice Attorney

Medical malpractice is a unique area of the law relating to those injured as the result of some negligence on the part of doctors or other medical personnel. At Kahn Law Firm, LLP our Charleston medical malpractice lawyers are highly skilled at getting clients the compensation they need when it comes to this complex field of law.

Below are some common questions regarding medical malpractice cases in South Carolina. If you have other concerns, do not hesitate to contact the Board Certified legal professionals at our firm and we can discuss your questions during a no-cost case consultation.

How do I know if I have a malpractice claim?
The only way to know for certain is to have a Charleston medical malpractice attorney determine if your injuries constitute malpractice. This area of law can be highly complex since your medical history and the law must be analyzed before such a determination can be made.

Who can be sued in a malpractice suit?
In addition to the medical professional you believe was responsible for the negligence, hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, medical practices, nursing homes or other health care facilities can be held liable depending on your unique case.

If I am not happy with my medical care, can file a claim?
A malpractice claim can only be made if the outcome of your care was the result of your medical provider’s failure to use reasonable care.

What are typical medical malpractice claims?
There are three broad categories of medical malpractice claims—failure to properly diagnose a medical condition, failure to properly treat a diagnosed medical condition, and failure to obtain the patient’s informed consent before treatment.

How long do I have to file a medical malpractice claim?
In South Carolina, the statute of limitations regarding malpractice is three years from the date of the alleged act which gave rise to the suit. The time limit may be extended in some circumstances; however, filing can be a lengthy process making it all the more crucial you speak with a qualified attorney.

What kind of damages can I be awarded from a successful suit?
You could be entitled to compensation which can cover your related medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and potentially punitive damages in rare cases.

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