Darlington County Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Medical professionals are, in many ways, tasked with keeping us healthy. Of course, sometimes, there’s very little they can do for certain conditions, but in other cases, they fail to live up to the standard of care we’d expect and deserve. If you were recently harmed by the negligence of a medical professional, you likely are looking to hold that physician accountable for their actions (or inaction). Our firm is here to help. Contact a seasoned medical malpractice lawyer from the James Law Office, LLC today to learn more about what we can do for you.

Medical Malpractice Lawyer | Here for Victims of Physician Negligence

If you’re a victim of medical malpractice, you may feel unsure of where to turn or what step to take next, as suing a medical professional may seem like quite a daunting task. Fortunately, you do have options, and a Darlington, South Carolina personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you explore those options.

What Does Medical Malpractice Look Like?

Medical malpractice is a blanket term to describe a wide range of behavior, though it’s loosely defined as when a physician owes their patient a duty of care, breaches that duty of care by acting in a way an otherwise competent physician would not have, and then harms their patient and causes the patient to incur significant damages as a result. Some of the most common examples of medical malpractice/negligence that we see are as follows:

  • Surgical errors, like leaving surgical instruments in the body or performing wrong-site surgery
  • Medication errors, such as prescribing the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of a medication
  • Anesthesia errors, such as failing to monitor patients while under anesthesia
  • Diagnosis errors, such as failure to diagnose a medical condition or delayed diagnosis
  • Emergency room/hospital errors

Filing Your Medical Malpractice Claim on Time

The statute of limitations for most medical malpractice claims in South Carolina is three years, meaning you should have three years from the date the act of malpractice occurred to sue. That said, at times, the statute of limitations may be extended based on discovery. For example, if an act of malpractice didn’t manifest until a year or more after the actual act occurred, the clock will likely start on the date you discovered the injury.

Contact Our South Carolina Medical Malpractice Firm

We’ve fought for countless victims of malpractice over the years, and we have what it takes to effectively fight for you as well. Contact a competent medical malpractice lawyer from James Law Office today to schedule your free case evaluation with our dedicated personal injury law firm.

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