Medical Malpractice Attorneys Serving Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head Island
Compassionate lawyers dedicated to helping injured patients get justice
Our medical malpractice attorneys in Beaufort, SC know that the financial costs can add up quickly if you or a loved one was injured or died as a result of a healthcare provider's negligence. Depending on the nature of your medical malpractice claim, you may face a lifetime of injury-related expenses. The wrongful death of a loved one can not only be emotionally devastating, but can drain your savings in a short period of time.
That's why it's critical to contact Twenge + Twombley promptly. We can get to work right away on your claim if you or somebody you care about was injured due to the negligence of a doctor, nurse, pharmacist or any other licensed medical professional. Twenge + Twombley is ready to help you pursue the maximum compensation you are entitled to receive under state law.
Our medical negligence lawyers in South Carolina have experience handling countless types of medical malpractice cases. We know how to put experience and resources to work for you in order to obtain the compensation you need after an accident. Contact us today. Call 866-452-6315 for a free case evaluation.
What is medical malpractice?
Legally speaking, medical malpractice requires more than a doctor’s mistake or a negative patient outcome. In order to prove medical malpractice, we have to prove that the medical provider in question failed to meet the established standard of care for their medical specialty, and that failure to meet the standard of care caused damage to a patient.
What damages can I recover in a medical malpractice case?
Many instances of medical malpractice require additional medical treatment to correct the damage done by the first doctor’s mistake. If, for instance, you need additional surgery or longer hospitalization due to malpractice, you can recover compensation for those medical expenses as well as any time away from work and other costs you incurred. A medical malpractice claim should incorporate the full amount of long-term costs due to the medical error, such as lost future earnings and future medical treatment, as well as non-economic losses such as pain and suffering.
Who is liable in a medical malpractice case?
Any medical professional or medical facility can potentially be held liable for malpractice, including doctors, nurses, dentists, specialists, pharmacists, X-ray technicians and other medical professionals, as well as hospitals, clinics, and private practices. An entity such as a hospital may be held directly liable for the hospital’s own negligence or vicariously liable for the negligence of an employee.
How much time do I have to file a malpractice claim?
In general, the statute of limitations (legal deadline) for injury claims in South Carolina is three years, but some medical malpractice claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. This clock starts running at the time your injury was or should have been discovered (this is known as the “discovery rule”); however, under no circumstances can you bring an action more than six years from the date the alleged malpractice took place. That’s why it’s best to talk to an attorney as soon as possible so that your lawyer can make sure you hit all applicable deadlines.
Will my medical malpractice claim go to trial?
Many malpractice cases settle out of court. In South Carolina, the South Carolina Circuit Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules set out requirements and procedures for mediation prior to trial. However, if you cannot reach a settlement with the medical professional or malpractice insurance company outside court, you do have the option of taking your case to trial. Litigating a medical malpractice case is an intense, complex process that is best pursued with an experienced lawyer on your side.
What are the most common types of medical malpractice in South Carolina?
Twenge + Twombley work tirelessly to help malpractice victims hurt by a wide range of errors in healthcare facilities. Medical malpractice takes many forms in South Carolina, from surgical mistakes in the operating room to medication mix-ups by pharmacists.
We also protect the rights of the elderly and the most vulnerable citizens in our society who have been harmed by nursing home negligence at a care facility or retirement community. Other common forms of medical malpractice include the following:
- Failure to diagnose
- Emergency room errors
- Birth injuries
- Medication errors
- Surgical mistakes
South Carolina medical malpractice claims cover a wide range. Each case is unique, but the following are a few common examples of actions that might result in a lawsuit.
- Improperly credentialed person performs procedure
- Inadequate care exercised during procedure
- Inadequate supervision of patients/staff
- Wrong procedure is performed
- Medical professional fails to adequately sanitize or follow infection control protocols
How can a South Carolina malpractice attorney help?
South Carolina residents know they can trust the experienced legal team at Twenge + Twombley to work tirelessly for them every step of the way. We’re proud of our reputation as a small law firm that delivers big results. Our lawyers handle each case personally. We take the time to get to know each of our clients. We’re ready to take the time to build the most solid and successful legal strategy on your behalf.
Take a stand against reckless medical professionals and negligent hospitals. Contact us today. Our South Carolina medical malpractice attorneys are ready to stand up for you. Call 866-452-6315 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free case consultation. We serve clients in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head Island and other communities throughout South Carolina’s Lowcountry.
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