Medical Malpractice Lawyer Columbia South Carolina

Columbia Medical Malpractice Lawyers

We all want to have complete confidence in our medical providers. An unfortunate reality though, is that mistakes are made, from doctors to nurses to pharmacists to management. An authority no less than the prestigious Johns Hopkins cites medical errors as the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Some of those errors are due to genuine malpractice and that’s when a legal remedy is possible. Our Columbia, SC medical malpractice lawyers are experienced and tough when it comes to getting a fair settlement for our clients.

Mann Blake & Jackson has produced a track record of winning big settlements, including those north of $50 million. Past results can never guarantee a future result—but they can give a client assurance that their attorney understands how to investigate, negotiate, and litigate in a medical malpractice case. From our Columbia office, we serve all of South Carolina. Call today at (803) 525-1645 or contact us online to set up a consultation

Common Examples of Medical Malpractice in South Carolina

Medical malpractice happens when a provider fails to exercise a reasonable standard of care in prescribing or carrying out treatment. It covers a broad range of possible events, but some of the most common are these…


A person treated for the wrong disease is not going to get better and may, in fact get worse. Misdiagnosis can also cover cases where the correct diagnosis took too long. An example might be a patient whose cancerous tumor was not located until it began to spread, in spite of efforts by the patient to get a problem addressed. 

Doctors are not expected to be perfect. What is expected is that their diagnosis, and the efforts made to reach that diagnosis, will fall within generally accepted professional norms. If doctors are judged to have failed to meet that standard, their patients can hold them accountable. 

Who decides whether generally accepted norms were met? A jury is the final word, although expert witness testimony from those in the profession plays an important role. The skill of a Columbia, SC medical malpractice attorney, in presenting complicated medical information to the jurors may also prove significant in the outcome. 

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Failure To Treat

Was a patient released from the hospital too soon? This can fall under the category of failing to treat. This type of malpractice also includes the failure to order the right tests. Was a patient or their point of contact given appropriate follow-up instructions on what do when leaving a hospital, outpatient facility or doctor’s office? If the answer is no, this might be a failure to treat. 

Prescription Drug Errors

Errors with prescriptions can come on a number of fronts. It could be a doctor prescribing the wrong dosage or the wrong medication entirely, an error that overlaps with misdiagnosis. It could be a nurse that administers medicine via IV to hospital patients. What if the wrong medicine was given to the wrong patient? The error can also come on the pharmacy side if the wrong medication is dispensed at the counter. 

Surgical Errors

What if a case of mistaken identity led a doctor to perform a procedure on one patient that should have happened with another? Or operated on the wrong part of the body? There could be errors within the surgery itself, from leaving objects inside the body. Other examples of error might include a surgical cut not quite landing where it was supposed to . 

Are these normal human errors or are these mistakes that fall outside the boundaries of what can be professionally accepted? That’s for the jury, guided by expert witness testimony and perhaps persuaded by Columbia, SC medical malpractice lawyers, to decide. 

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When a patient and their attorney decide they have a case, they are required to file a notice of intent. This includes a list of any providers being sued, and this notice will be delivered to both the court and to the listed providers. 

Then an expert affidavit must be drafted and filed. This is where expert witness testimony from the medical community cites the negligent actions that serve as the basis for the lawsuit. This requirement is unique to medical malpractice cases. While expert witness testimony can be a part of all personal injury cases, it is mandatory in medical malpractice, due to the complexity of the information being presented to the jury. 

Finally, the state of South Carolina requires mediation sessions be held between the injured plaintiff and defendant providers. If a settlement agreement cannot be reached, the malpractice lawsuit can then be formally filed.

Mann Blake & Jackson has taken on powerful institutions and won big settlements. We fight hard and we don’t back down. We’re networked with expert witnesses who can help our clients.

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