Kingstree Medical Malpractice Lawyer

When you suffer an injury or lose a loved one due to medical negligence on the part of a doctor, nurse, clinic, or hospital, you are likely to be going through a stressful, confusing time. As a result, you may not be sure where to turn first for the care and assistance that you need. At Christmas Law, we offer you respect and compassion as we investigate your case, explain your options, and help make decisions. Keep in mind that injury or death claims are subject to strict deadlines in South Carolina that must be observed to sustain a claim. We can assist with a Kingstree medical malpractice claim as soon as you contact our office for a free consultation.

Defining Medical Malpractice in South Carolina

Whenever any type of medical professional fails to provide you with care that is in accordance with the reasonably accepted standard of care for the medical profession, you may have a claim for medical malpractice. This lack of care can stem from a medical professional’s misdiagnosis of a condition, failure to properly treat a condition, or failure to take appropriate precautions in a healthcare setting. Medical malpractice attorneys from Christmas Law can assess your situation and advise you as to whether you have a valid claim, and, if so, how you should proceed.

Standard of Proof

Medical malpractice actions in South Carolina are governed by the South Carolina Code of Laws, Title 15, Chapter 79.  In order to maintain a valid claim, you must prove the following:

  • The medical professional owed the patient a duty of care due to the nature of their relationship;
  • The medical professional breached the duty of reasonable care owed to the patient; and
  • This breach of duty led to the patient suffering in an injury.

If a patient can prove all three of these elements, then he or she may have a valid claim.

Potential Liability

Medical malpractice claims are not only brought against doctors. Rather, they may be brought against other types of medical professionals, such as chiropractors, dentists, nurses, physician’s assistants, and pharmacists, among others. Furthermore, aside from the medical professional who actually made the mistake in question, a victim of medical malpractice may be able to bring a claim against a hospital, doctor’s office or practice, clinic, or nursing home, depending on how the medical professional was employed. This is another area of consideration in which an attorney from Howell Law is able to help you.

Contact Us for a FREE Consultation

No one who has suffered an injury due to the negligence of a medical professional in Kingstree should have to suffer in silence or attempt to go it alone. Let our experienced legal team show you how you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Christmas Law today for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with an attorney.


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