Sumter Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Medical malpractice is a term used for claims and lawsuits brought against health care providers for the injuries or harm caused to patients through negligence. Every medical specialty has accepted standards of treatment or care for specific medical conditions or diseases. When a Sumter medical professional departs from these standards, commits errors, or engages in any negligent behavior, he or she may become subject to a claim which seeks compensation for the damages that result. At Christmas Law our attorneys are very familiar with these types of cases. We have been helping people in the field of South Carolina medical malpractice, personal injury, and wrongful death with a combined 30 years of experience. We thoroughly know the system, the law, and the legal procedures of these claims and how to present a valid case.

Facts about Medical Malpractice

Medical negligence can occur at the hands of a doctor, nurse, therapist, surgeon, dentist, chiropractor, psychologist, psychiatrist or any other licensed health care practitioner as well as at clinics and in hospitals. Examples of medical errors can include failure to diagnose a medical condition, wrong diagnosis, unusual delays in treating a patient, birth injuries, hospital infections, surgical mistakes, anesthesia errors, nursing home neglect, medication errors, emergency room mistakes, and more. According to a published report by the American Association for Justice, preventable medical errors are “the sixth-biggest killer in America.” Statistics in the report state that as many as 98,000 Americans may die annually due to medical error.

How Christmas Law Can Help

Because of the technical issues involved in medical malpractice claims and lawsuits, they tend to be lengthy and complex. Expert testimony is required to prove that a medical practitioner failed in his or her duty of care. These cases require thorough and detailed investigation and substantiation of the claims made and may be aggressively fought by defendants. They may go on for years and end up in courtroom trials where your attorney will need to have the skills to persuade a judge and jury. That is why we recommend that you bring your potential claim to Christmas Law, where we can evaluate and assist you. Once we analyze your situation, we can determine your options and carry through with the legal action required. Whether through intense negotiation at the settlement table or through civil litigation in court, we are committed to helping you get the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, lost wages or income, pain, suffering, and more.

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As soon as you suspect that you have been harmed by medical negligence in Sumter, you should discuss your case with an experienced attorney. This is vital, as medical malpractice cases in South Carolina are subject to a statute of limitation which means you have a limited window of opportunity to pursue justice. Contact us to schedule your case evaluation with a medical malpractice lawyer.

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