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Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Attorneys In Greenville, SC

Few law firms in South Carolina have dedicated extensive resources and years of experience to personal injury matters, particularly in cases of medical malpractice. At Parham Smith & Archenhold LLC that is exactly what we have done.

Our clients have turned to hospitals and medical professionals for help, trusting them with their health and well-being. When medical professionals, family physicians, specialists, chiropractors, surgeons or hospital personnel have failed to uphold the highest standards of care, our lawyers step in to help.

Skill And Experience In Medical Malpractice Cases Throughout South Carolina

As respected and experienced South Carolina medical malpractice attorneys, we take on large hospitals and organizations with confidence. They have the financial and legal resources to protect themselves and their bottom lines to the fullest extent, and we stand up for our clients to the same degree in cases of:

Your injury should be valued appropriately, reflecting the serious consequences and long-term financial and medical needs you may have. Our firm has the resources needed to get independent medical opinions and substantial evidence for your claim, so make sure to get the help you need as soon as possible.

Greenville Medical Malpractice FAQs

Our South Carolina medical malpractice attorneys at Parham Smith & Archenhold LLC receive many questions about these complex cases. Below are some of the most frequent questions and answers. Don’t hesitate to contact one of our attorneys if you have questions about your medical malpractice case.

How Long Do I Have To File A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

You have a limited time to seek damages in a medical malpractice lawsuit in South Carolina. The statute of limitations for filing suit is only three years from the date of injury or when you became aware of it. However, there are certain exceptions, such as when the injured party was a minor at the time of injury. Talk to one of our medical malpractice attorneys if you have questions.

What Are The Most Common Medical Malpractice Claims?

Many medical malpractice claims fall into a few categories. They are:

Informed consent means the doctor must fully disclose all facts, risks, and possible outcomes before starting a treatment. You have a legal right to be fully informed of these things before receiving treatment.

How Can I Help My Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

As soon as you sign with our law firm to represent you, we will handle all details of the malpractice case. You can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal details. But there are a few ways to support your attorney’s efforts. For instance, you should refrain from posting on social media until the case is resolved. The insurance company may monitor your social media pages and look for any post that suggests you are not seriously injured. Next, attend all follow-up doctor appointments and carefully follow your doctor’s treatment program.

How Do You Prove A Doctor Made A Mistake?

When your legal team assembles your claim, showing that a medical mistake led to a negative outcome is critical. This is generally proven by presenting medical records and statements from other medical professionals.

There may be evidence and testimony needed from various medical specialists, too. If your physician incorrectly diagnosed your heart problem, your attorney will want to talk to a cardiologist who can talk about the mistake made and the damages that may have resulted.

Is Every Doctor Mistake A Possible Medical Malpractice Case?

No. Doctors can make mistakes, like anyone. Whether the mistake is medical malpractice depends on if he or she deviated from the standard of care. The standard of care means the degree of care and skill that the typical doctor with the same qualifications would give to someone who had care in a similar situation. Your Parham Smith & Archenhold attorney can review your case and determine if the medical mistake is really medical malpractice.

What If I Am Unhappy With The Outcome Of My Care?

Being unhappy with your care does not mean medical malpractice happened. Unless the outcome of the case was because of the doctor deviating from the standard of care, you probably cannot file a lawsuit.