James Island Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Mistakes can happen, even to professionals. Unfortunately, when a James Island doctor, hospital or medical care provider makes an error, patients may pay a heavy cost. A worse prognosis, more costly treatment or even the very life of the patient could be the result of medical mistake.

When medical negligence occurs, patients have the right to pursue a claim for compensation. You should not have to face financial worry because of medical bills or wage losses due to a doctor’s failure to provide quality care. The experienced James Island medical malpractice lawyers at Christmas Law represent clients throughout South Carolina who have been the victims of medical negligence. Call today to learn how our injury lawyers can assist you in pursuing your damage claim against the healthcare providers responsible for harming you or a loved one.

Taking Legal Action

If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical negligence, you will need to prove that the healthcare provider failed to fulfill a legal obligation to provide professional care. In some cases, it is clear that mistakes were made. For example, Johns Hopkins estimates that the wrong patient is operated on around 20 times each week and that surgeons operate on the wrong body part an average of 20 times weekly in the United States. When this happens, it is clear something went wrong. In other situations, it can be much more difficult to prove that the treatment you received was below an acceptable level.

To prove a medical negligence claim, you or a James Island medical malpractice lawyer may need to obtain evidence including:

  • Medical records
  • Expert testimony
  • Medical test results
  • Eyewitness testimony

Christmas Law has developed a network of expert witnesses and medical professionals who can review your medical history and testify on your behalf if there were problems in your care. Remember, you have the burden of proving to the malpractice insurance company or jury that you were hurt by substandard care. Let our James Island medical malpractice attorney help you make your case.

Seeking Assistance From An Attorney

In many situations, claims made against James Island healthcare providers can be resolved without going to trial. If the malpractice insurer or the healthcare provider acknowledges responsibility for causing harm, then a negotiated settlement can often be reached. You may be offered a set sum of money to sign a liability release and give up the right to file a civil lawsuit for malpractice. Christmas Law can help negotiate a settlement.

If your case goes to court, it is important to be able to present evidence to a jury in a convincing way. You will need to provide expert testimony as to how the doctor or care provider harmed you through a failure to live up to minimum professional care standards. You also need to make sure that the evidence you provide is understandable to jurors, who often have no medical background.

Malpractice cases can be complicated because of their technical nature and the difficulty in finding experts willing to testify against their peers in the medical profession. Get help with your case from a James Island medical malpractice lawyer in a free consultation today.


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