Lexington, SC Medical Malpractice Attorney
Holding Negligent Medical Professionals Accountable in South Carolina
The Rick Hall Law Firm, LLC has a unique focus on defending the victims of pharmaceutical errors in Lexington and throughout South Carolina. Our goal is to see clients justly compensated for this egregious breach of professional conduct. The consequences of pharmaceutical errors are often severe and require emergency medical care, exorbitant medical fees, and a long journey back to health.
Our Lexington law firm has taken on several big-name pharmacies for their negligence on behalf of our clients. Our lawyers believe in holding them accountable to compensate the victims and view these victories as a method to charter wide-spread reform that protects others from suffering these assaults. Contact our law firm about securing compensation to ease the financial burden of this process.
Contact our law firm about securing compensation to ease your financial burdens online or by phone at (803) 590-9900. Our Lexington lawyers offer free, same-day consultations, as well as at-home and hospital visits.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is injured by a medical professional, from doctors to nurses and other staff, who fail to perform their duties. Medical malpractice in South Carolina occurs at an alarming rate. Unsuspecting patients are mishandled and improperly treated, yielding consequences of permanent disability, disease, disfigurement, and death. All hospitals and medical workers have a duty to uphold the industry standards of care with every patient they treat.
Medical malpractice is a breach of that duty that involves various facets of medical care and treatment:
- Failure to properly treat a condition
- Faulty administration of a prescription drug
- Failure to warn patient of potential dangers
To have a successful medical malpractice claim and have a chance at recovering damages like additional medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, victims must be able to prove certain elements.
An Lexington attorney can help you show the following:
- A doctor-patient relationship existed: Victims must show that they hired the medical professional, which shows that the professional had a responsibility to keep their patient safe.
- The doctor or medical professional was negligent: This is an important element to prove, as people can’t file a claim simply because they were unhappy with their results. Medical professionals must have been negligent in their duties. In most states, claims must involve a medical expert to discuss the appropriate medical standard of care and show how the professional in question did not meet that standard.
- The negligence caused injuries: Because many patients are already injured or sick when they are being treated, it’s necessary to show that your injuries directly stemmed from the medical professional’s negligence.
- The injuries led to specific damages: Damages victims can recover include physical pain, mental anguish, lost earning capacity, and additional medical bills.
Common Types of Pharmaceutical Liability Claims
Claims for pharmaceutical liability generally arise when a pharmacy fails to uphold the proper standard of care when filling and doling out prescription drugs.
This can manifest in several destructive, and sometimes deadly, ways, including:
- Giving the wrong drugs to a patient
- Filling an order in the wrong dosage amount
- Failing to acknowledge a patient’s drug allergies
- Improper packaging and storage of drugs
- Overlooking detrimental drug interactions
- Mislabeling drugs and dosage recommendations
- Failing to counsel patients on proper drug usage
How Long Do You Have to Sue for Medical Malpractice in South Carolina?
Since medical malpractice injuries are not always discovered right away, the statute of limitations to file a medical malpractice claim works differently than other personal injury claims. According to South Carolina Code section 15-3-545, you have three years from the date you were injured or in some cases, the date you discovered your injury to file a claim. The statute of limitations in each case may vary dependent on the age of the victim at the time of their injury. Medical malpractice claims can be a complex topic, call our firm today to learn how this law may affect your case.
How Our Lexington Medical Malpractice Lawyers Help
Patients have the right to safe medical care which means being fully aware of their condition and the consequences of certain treatments. When medical workers do not meet their duties innocent patients suffer harm. Our law firm handles South Carolina medical malpractice claims for severe injuries and tragic deaths. Our lawyers stand strong in the face of major health insurers and argue to see our clients receive justice for their losses.
No one has the right to compromise your health and safety. Contact us online or call our Lexington, SC medical malpractice lawyers today at (803) 590-9900 so we can hold at-fault parties responsible for their negligent actions.
$2,000,000 Wrongful Death
Wrongful death and survival action in which our client’s husband was killed after being struck by a tractor that had just collided with a wide load.
$1,000,000 Defective Product
The plaintiff and her two children, causing severe burns which resulted in extensive burn treatment, including skin grafts.
$550,000 Negligently Performed Hip Operation
The client suffered as a result of a negligently performed hip operation.
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