North Charleston Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Aggressive South Carolina Personal Injury Attorneys Help Patients Recover from Negligent Healthcare Providers
Doctors and other healthcare workers are highly trained professionals. Patients trust that when they visit a healthcare provider, they are in good hands. However, each year, there are hundreds of thousands of incidents where patients suffer an injury due to medical negligence, or medical malpractice. These preventable injuries often result in irreversible, lifelong conditions, and in some cases, even death.
At the Steinberg Law Firm, our North Charleston medical malpractice lawyers work closely with injured patients and their families to hold negligent medical providers accountable. Since 1927, the Steinberg Law Firm has been providing exceptional representation to accident victims across South Carolina. We understand that every client, every family, and every case is unique, and cater our representation to the needs of our individual clients to best suit their needs.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a patient suffers a preventable injury due to a healthcare provider’s negligence. There are many types of medical malpractice. A few of the more common types of medical negligence cases include:
• Surgical errors
• Medication mistakes
• Delayed diagnoses
• Birth injuries
• Emergency room errors
To succeed in a South Carolina medical malpractice lawsuit, a patient must establish that the defendant healthcare provider violated a duty of care that was owed to the patient. However, due to the complex scientific and medical issues involved in these cases, medical malpractice cases require the patient to present testimony from a medical expert.
South Carolina Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Requirements
While medical malpractice laws are based on the traditional negligence theory, North Charleston medical negligence cases are often much more complicated than other types of personal injury lawsuits. Because of this, patients considering bringing a medical malpractice claim must comply with strict procedural requirements. Specifically, state law requires that all prospective plaintiffs file a “Notice of Intent to File Suit” accompanied by an affidavit of an expert witness. This notice must contain:
• The name of all health care providers who could be named as defendants in the lawsuit;
• A “short and plain statement of the facts” explaining how and why the plaintiff is entitled to relief;
• The plaintiff’s signature (or the signature of the plaintiff’s attorney); and
• Any answers to interrogatories or other disclosures required by the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure.
Along with the Notice of Intent to File Suit, plaintiffs must present an expert affidavit, identifying at least one negligent act or omission as well as the factual basis for their opinion. The expert must cite the evidence they relied upon to come to their conclusion.
Often, medical malpractice cases come down to a “battle of the experts,” with each side arguing why their expert is more believable than the other side’s. Thus, the decision of which expert to retain, and how the expert’s opinion is presented, is a crucial element of any North Charleston medical malpractice claim.
Contact Our Experienced North Charleston Medical Malpractice Attorneys Today
If you or a loved one has recently suffered unnecessarily at the hands of a negligent doctor or other healthcare provider, the dedicated North Charleston medical malpractice attorneys are here for you. With over 95 years of experience successfully bringing cases on behalf of our clients, we know what it takes to succeed on your behalf. We work with a network of renowned expert witnesses in all our medical malpractice cases to ensure that your case complies with all necessary procedural requirements and is presented in a straightforward and compelling manner. We can help you pursue a claim for compensation for your past and future medical expenses, lost wages as well as any pain and suffering you endured as a result of the healthcare provider’s negligence. Call us today at 843-720-2800 to speak with one of our experienced team members. You can also reach us through our online form.
WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:
Car Accident Settlement
Workers' Comp Case
Leaders in the Legal Industry
Steinberg attorneys have been awarded numerous distinctions, such as Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America by U.S. News & World Report, Gedney M. Howe, Jr. Award for Outstanding Public Service, the SC Leadership in Law award, and has been voted Best Workers’ Comp Firm in SC, among other distinctions.
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