CLIENTS AND POTENTIAL CLIENTS: We continue to work
on cases but due to the Coronavirus, we are avoiding in-person
meetings. We will answer questions by phone, email, and video and
remain committed to investigating new cases and working on existing
ones. The safety of our staff, clients, and community always comes
South Carolina places limits on how much money or damages a
patient or injured person can sue
for in a
medical malpractice lawsuit
–– no matter how bad the injuries. Those
“caps” apply to non-economic damages, those that
don’t have a fixed dollar amount, such as pain, suffering,
loss of quality of life, embarrassment, anxiety, and the like.
year, those limits are adjusted for inflation and were recently
updated in the South Carolina State Register. Currently, the
noneconomic cap for medical malpractice for private, non-profit
health care providers are as follows:
civil liability for noneconomic damages for each claimant.
for each claimant against ALL health care providers involved in a
medical negligence claim. This combined limit means if a patient
sues many doctors or institutions for a medical malpractice claim,
this is the maximum non-economic damages amount one can receive
from all entities combined.
Although these amounts are
slightly higher than last year’s, patients and injured
people should be aware that, in many cases, there are limits to
the amount of damages available. South Carolina also limits or
“caps” how much an injured person can collect from
government-sponsored health care providers and health care
providers that are deemed charitable.