You should know that medical malpractice can include the following items: a misdiagnosis, improper treatment, failure to treat, delay in treatment, failure to perform appropriate follow-up, prescription errors, or the like. In many instances, medical malpractice is not obvious to a lay-person and requires the review and analysis by medical experts, and special time frames apply in South Carolina in order to file a lawsuit against a negligent doctor, or medical provider or facility. Even more reason to contact a South Carolina medical malpractice lawyer in your area to help you.
At Hite & Stone, our commitment is to do everything for the client that we would do for our own family member if we suspected that they were the victim of medical malpractice. You can trust us to take care of your loved one.
This area of law allows injured patients to obtain monetary relief for what they’ve wrongfully been put through. A health care professional can be deemed negligent when the treatment they provide their patient with is below the standard of care that other professionals in their industry or specialty would use.
Statute of Limitations
Statutes of limitations establish how long a person has to take legal action against another individual or entity. In South Carolina, an action for personal injury must be filed within three years from the date the action that caused the injury happened. The date could start when the injury was discovered, as opposed to when it occurred. The South Carolina Tort Claims Act could also impact your Statute of Limitations, making it a two-year statute, so it is very important to talk to one of our attorneys as soon as you discover the medical negligence.
Hite & Stone Is Committed to Protecting the Vulnerable
Our attorneys are dedicated to eliminating as many medical errors as possible by holding those that make mistakes responsible. If you or your loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice anywhere in South Carolina, call our attorneys today.