Columbia Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Medical Malpractice Lawyer Columbia

Trusting a medical professional with your well-being is stressful, but fortunately, we live in a country where brilliant doctors are everywhere. That being said, at times physicians can behave negligently, and if you believe a physician has harmed you, a Columbia medical malpractice lawyer here at Mann, Blake & Jackson is prepared to help you. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.

Should I Hire a Columbia Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

An act of medical malpractice or medical negligence should never go unreported. If you’ve been harmed because of medical malpractice, you need a competent Columbia personal injury lawyer on your side. For years, we’ve fought to hold careless physicians accountable for wrongdoing, and we are here to fight for you as well.

Common Examples of Medical Malpractice or Negligence

There are various actions–as well as inactions–that a medical professional can take that may be classified as malpractice. Just some of the most common examples of medical malpractice and negligence that we’ve seen over the years are as follows:

  • Leaving surgical instruments in a person’s body
  • Diagnosis errors, such as failing to diagnose someone with a disease
  • Birth injuries, such as cerebral palsy, are often caused by doctor negligence
  • Medication errors
  • Mistakes with anesthesia

Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim in South Carolina

If you believe you were harmed at the hands of a negligent medical professional, you will first have to file a Notice of Intent to File Suit with the court, as well as an expert affidavit. The Notice of Intent to File tells the court who you are suing and why you are suing them, among other things. The expert affidavit will be completed by a medical expert witness, wherein he or she will detail how the medical professional was negligent and how that act of negligence harmed you. Once we file both of these documents, we will attend a mediation session within 120 days, wherein we will attempt to negotiate a favorable settlement on your behalf.

You should note that to win a medical malpractice claim, we will have to prove several things. First, we must prove that the medical professional in question owed you a duty of care, meaning that you were, in fact, his or her patient. We must then prove that your physician took action (or inaction) that another competent physician would not have taken. Finally, we must prove that this act of neglect or malpractice caused you to sustain significant damages as a result.

Recovering Compensation in a South Carolina Medical Malpractice Claim

If we win your case, you should receive compensation for the economic and non-economic damages that act of malpractice caused you to sustain. Though there is no cap on the amount you can recover in economic damages, there is a $350,000 cap on non-economic damages caused by a single health care provider or institution, and a $1.05 million cap on non-economic damages caused by multiple defendants.

Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims in South Carolina

Ensure you bring your claim to our attention within three years of the date your injury occurred or three years from the date you reasonably should have discovered the injury (but no more than six years from the date the injury occurred). Do not miss this deadline–bring your case to our firm as soon as you can. We can begin the fight for your rightful compensation at once.

Contact Us Today!

Victims of medical malpractice need a competent attorney they can turn to when they need it most. Mann, Blake & Jackson has fought on behalf of wrongfully injured persons throughout South Carolina for decades, and we are here to fight for you as well. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.