Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Charleston, SC
We often take great medical care for granted in the United States, trusting healthcare professionals to keep us feeling out best. But medical negligence, such as a misdiagnosis or failure to provide proper treatment, can leave patients in an even worse condition.
If a medical error resulted in an injury, you need an experienced medical malpractice attorney to seek the compensation you deserve. At Hoffman Law Firm, we’ll start by asking the following questions to ensure your medical malpractice claim meets the requirements.
- Did your health care professional violate the standard of care?
To prove a doctor’s negligence, we must prove that their actions were not consistent with a competent doctor’s under the same circumstances.
- Did negligence cause your injury?
The next step is proving that, not only was the doctor negligent, but their poor practices caused your injury – and had they provided proper care, you wouldn’t have been hurt.
- Did the injury result in damages?
Damages typically include compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and future/continuing care.
Common Types of Medical Malpractice
There are many different types of malpractice, ranging from minor mishaps to life-threatening medical errors. Here are some of the most common types:
- Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
- Testing errors (failure to order proper tests or accurately read results)
- Surgical errors
- Improper medication or dosage
- Inadequate after care
- Premature discharge
Malpractice Claim Process
The length and value of a medical malpractice lawsuit vary dramatically, depending on the overall complexity of the case. At Hoffman Law Firm, we’ll walk beside you step by step, keeping you informed throughout the process. It typically looks like this:
- Phase 1: Documentation
This phase involves gathering all the necessary information, such as medical records, hospital bills and insurance policy details.
- Phase 2: Investigation
Once our attorneys have a thorough understanding of your injury, our next task is to prove health care negligence. This may involve consulting with an expert medical witness.
- Phase 3: Negotiation
If strong evidence to support medical negligence is found, your case may settle out of court to save both sides’ time and resources. But if a fair agreement is not reached, our team is prepared to take your medical malpractice lawsuit before a judge.
Defective Medical Products
Medical devices are designed to improve your quality of life, often implanted to alleviate health concerns and help your body function properly. From hip implants to pacemakers, these devices can give patients a whole new lease on life – when they work as they should.
But sometimes these medical devices are improperly designed, tested or manufactured. When this type of manufacturer negligence is the case, dangerous medical products are produced, often causing personal injury.
If you’ve been injured, the medical device manufacturer should be held responsible for the harms and losses they caused. By filing a product liability claim against them, our law firm will work hard to recover compensation.
Fighting Health Care Negligence
Hoffman Law Firm’s medical malpractice attorneys in Charleston, SC have the experience necessary to handle these complicated cases and can help guide you through the process. Our team is devoted to securing compensation for many different types of losses due to medical malpractice, including:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Future medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
If you or a loved one have been impacted by improper care or a defective medical device in Charleston, SC or anywhere in South Carolina, call Hoffman Law Firm immediately.
Our law firm is equipped to handle your medical malpractice lawsuit and to ensure the standard of care is upheld in our community. We’ll inform you of your rights as a patient and formulate a plan to pursue the compensation you and your family deserve.
Contact our medical malpractice attorneys today to schedule your free initial consultation.