Charleston Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Helping Injury Victims & Their Families Get the Compensation They Need
We put a lot of faith in our doctors and medical professionals. We’re not only trusting them with our general well-being but sometimes with our lives or the lives of our loved ones as well. When this trust is breached through an act of carelessness or negligence and the patient is harmed, this is known as medical malpractice. Though it may seem like a rarity, it is far more common than you’d think. According to a study conducted by the Institute of Medicine, it is estimated that close to 98,000 people a year die due to mistakes by doctors or hospitals. Other studies suggest that the numbers may even be much higher, but it is difficult to pinpoint exactly how many lives are lost. The danger that a doctor or other medical professional can threaten your health is very real. Speak to a Charleston medical malpractice attorney to learn if you have a case.
Call our firm at (845) 203-9990 today if you are seeking reliable counsel following a medical malpractice incident.
Take Legal Action Today
When medical malpractice occurs, we believe it is not only your right but your responsibility to take legal action against an at-fault party. If negligent doctors or medical staff are allowed to stay in practice, many more lives may be damaged or lost due to carelessness.
We can help clients who have suffered due to:
- Birth injuries
- Inaccurate diagnosis
- Surgery errors
- Failure to diagnose
- Medication errors
- Anesthesia errors
Charleston Medical Malpractice FAQ
Medical malpractice is a unique area of the law relating to those injured as the result of some negligence on the part of doctors or other medical personnel. At Kahn Law Firm, LLP our Charleston medical malpractice lawyers are highly skilled at getting clients the compensation they need when it comes to this complex field of law.
Below are some common questions regarding medical malpractice cases in South Carolina. If you have other concerns, do not hesitate to contact the Board Certified legal professionals at our firm and we can discuss your questions during a no-cost case consultation.
How do I know if I have a malpractice claim?
The only way to know for certain is to have a Charleston medical malpractice attorney determine if your injuries constitute malpractice. This area of law can be highly complex since your medical history and the law must be analyzed before such a determination can be made.
Who can be sued in a malpractice suit?
In addition to the medical professional, you believe was responsible for the negligence, hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, medical practices, nursing homes, or other health care facilities can be held liable depending on your unique case.
If I am not happy with my medical care, can file a claim?
A malpractice claim can only be made if the outcome of your care was the result of your medical provider’s failure to use reasonable care.
What are some examples of typical medical malpractice claims?
There are three broad categories of medical malpractice claims—failure to properly diagnose a medical condition, failure to properly treat a diagnosed medical condition, and failure to obtain the patient’s informed consent before treatment.
How long do I have to file a medical malpractice claim?
In South Carolina, the statute of limitations regarding malpractice is three years from the date of the alleged act which gave rise to the suit. The time limit may be extended in some circumstances; however, filing can be a lengthy process making it all the more crucial you speak with a qualified attorney.
What kind of damages can I be awarded from a successful suit?
You could be entitled to compensation that can cover your related medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and potentially punitive damages in rare cases.
Call Our Charleston Malpractice Firm Today
At Kahn Law Firm, LLP, our Charleston medical malpractice attorneys are ready to serve the victims of the Charleston area. We have over 100 years of combined experience and two of our lawyers are board-certified. We are passionate about getting you the justice and compensation that you deserve and we enact a comprehensive investigation when building your case. We want to make your recovery our number one priority because every injury is personal. When you are ready to hold the people who harmed you accountable, we can stand with and beside you.