Here’s What You Need to Know for Your Medical Malpractice Claim

Doctors and other medical providers are held to a high standard of care in the community. Medical malpractice claims arise when a doctor or other provider makes a serious mistake that leads to patient illness, injury, or other complications. Most doctors are held to the standard of care of a hypothetical ‘reasonable doctor’ who is acting under the same or similar circumstances. On the other hand, many specialists – such as orthopedists, cardiologists, and others – are held to a national standard of care. 

When a medical provider makes a mistake that leads to an injury or illness, you might be able to assert a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit against the negligent doctor and his or her carrier. Medical mistakes include surgical errors, missed diagnoses, incorrectly diagnosing a medical condition, or violating a patient’s consent. 

Talk with a Knowledgeable Greenville Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today

If you have suffered an injury or illness because of medical negligence on the part of a doctor or other health care provider, Greenville attorney Bobby Jones of Bobby Jones law is ready to assist you with pursuing your medical malpractice claim. He is a trusted Greenville medical malpractice lawyer.

For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with an experienced Greenville medical malpractice attorney, please give us a call at 864-432-1759 or contact us online today for more information about how we can help. 

Medical Malpractice FAQ

How Do I Prove a Medical Malpractice Claim?

In order to prove that your doctor made a mistake, you will typically need another medical expert to state, to a reasonable degree of medical certainty, that your treating doctor did something wrong. This must be done prior to filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against your doctor.

What Damages Can I Recover if my Claim is Successful?

If you are successful in your medical malpractice claim, you could pursue and recover monetary compensation for your medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and inconvenience. You could also be compensated for anticipated future medical costs, such as for revision surgery.

How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Claim in South Carolina?

Generally, an injured patient must file his or her medical malpractice claim within three years of the date when the malpractice occurred or should have reasonably been discovered. 

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