Charleston Medical Malpractice Attorney
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We put a lot of faith in our doctors and medical professionals. We’re
not only trusting them with our general well-being, but sometimes with
our lives or the lives of our loved ones as well. When this trust is breached
through an act of carelessness or negligence and the patient is harmed,
this is known as medical malpractice. Though it may seem like a rarity,
it is far more common than you’d think. According to a study conducted
by the Institute of Medicine, it is estimated that close to 98,000 people
a year die due to mistakes by doctors or hospitals. Other studies suggest
that the numbers may even be much higher, but it is difficult to pinpoint
exactly how many lives are lost. The danger that a doctor or other medical
professional can threaten your health is very real. Call a Charleston
medical malpractice attorney to learn if you have a case.
Call our firm today if you are seeking reliable counsel following a medical malpractice incident.
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When medical malpractice occurs, we believe it is not only your right but
your responsibility to take legal action against an at-fault party. If
negligent doctors or medical staff are allowed to stay in practice, many
more lives may be damaged or lost due to carelessness. Our
Charleston personal injury lawyers can help. In Charleston, call a medical malpractice lawyer from our firm.
We can help clients who have suffered due to:
Failure to diagnose
Charleston Medical Malpractice FAQ
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 examples of 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.
Call Our Charleston Malpractice Firm Today: (843) 547-0240
At Kahn Law Firm, LLP, our Charleston medical malpractice attorneys are
ready to serve the victims of the Charleston area. We have 95 years combined
experience and two of our lawyers are board certified. We are passionate
about getting you the justice and compensation that you deserve and we
enact a comprehensive investigation when building your case. We want to
make your recovery our number one priority because every injury is personal.
When you are ready to hold the people who harmed you accountable, we can
stand with and beside you.
Contact us at (843) 547-0240 today for a free, no-risk, no-obligation consultation
with our team.
no fees unless we win!