Medical Malpractice Claims In South Carolina
Medical Malpractice claims are often difficult to prove. It requires substantial medical documentation and significant monetary damages. If you believe you have suffered serious injuries and unusual complications as the result of medical malpractice, contacting an attorney sooner rather than later is essential. An early investigation will be critical. Filing a lawsuit against the healthcare providers or the doctor is, unfortunately, almost always required in order to recover for your loss.
Procedural laws in most states have very specific requirements before a medical malpractice claim can be commenced against a healthcare provider. Most importantly, before a claim can be alleged, an independent medical expert must verify under oath that the medical treatment provided to the injured party was below the applicable SOC. This medical expert must have the same training, qualifications and clinical experience as the offending healthcare provider.
As with other types of personal injury claims, each State has a Statute of Limitations (“SOL”) which sets forth the specific time limit an injured part must commence a court action against the offending healthcare provider. In both South Carolina and North Carolina, the SOL is three (3) years from the date of the alleged negligent act/omission causing injury. However, in the cases of a Wrongful Death Action, the SOL in North Carolina is only two (2) years from the date of death.
Unfortunately, medical experts are not cheap. To have your case reviewed, all of your medical records will be important. If you suspect you, or someone you know, has suffered damages as the result of medical malpractice or medical error, please call Schiller & Hamilton today. Your consultation will be at no expense to you. We will have a nurse evaluate your records to see if your claims justify hiring an expert.
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