Medical malpractice payouts in the United States totaled $3.9 billion in 2014, according an analysis by Diederich Insurance Agency and reported in the Insurance Journal.
Nearly 30 percent of medical malpractice claims were due to the death of a loved one and 48 percent were filed by people who sustained a permanent injury due to negligence of a medical professional.
Suffering a life-altering injury or experiencing the death of a loved one is especially painful if the actions of a doctor you trusted ended up causing harm instead.
If you think you have been injured by a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional, the South Carolina medical malpractice attorneys at David Blackwell Law can thoroughly review your case and explore your claim options.
It’s important to know that you must prove the healthcare provider did not act reasonably under the circumstances and it resulted in harm to the patient. This means that other medical professionals would not have taken the same steps or performed the same actions in the same or similar conditions.
Experienced medical malpractice lawyers are equipped to handle a wide range of cases. There are many types of medical negligence, including:
- An improper diagnosis
- Failure to receive permission before surgery
- Not rendering appropriate treatment
- Prescribing the wrong medication or the wrong dosage
- Filling the wrong prescription
- Anesthesia error
- Emergency room negligence
- Surgical error or negligence
- Errors made during a pregnancy or birth
- Scars resulting from an error or accident
Don’t Delay Your Claim
There is a limit to how long after a medical injury you are able to file a claim. This statute of limitations ranges from one to three years in the state of South Carolina, depending on the type of case.
To determine your medical malpractice claim options, call David Blackwell Law at 803-285-0225. Our experienced and compassionate medical malpractice lawyers will explain the legal steps needed to proceed with a claim, options for damages and punitive damages, and possible settlements related to your individual case.