Allendale Patients Need Help After Medical Malpractice
Although rates of hospital-acquired infections, re-injury, and re-admittance are going down across the country, some doctors are unfortunately still negligent. When a doctor makes recommendations or fails to treat against hospital or government policy, their practice deviates from the standards of the medical community, fails to properly sanitize instruments and surroundings, or issues an overdose of medication, then they may be committing medical malpractice.
However, if you believe your doctor’s negligence could lead to a medical malpractice lawsuit, the burden of proof is on you, the patient.
South Carolina Medical Malpractice Law
First, you the patient must establish that your doctor, surgeon, or nurse was negligent. A medical professional is responsible for providing a standard of care equal to their training and experience, given a particular set of circumstances. Expert witnesses in the same field, who have not treated you, can examine you and determine if your infection or ongoing injury is the result of medical malpractice or negligence.
After proving negligence, you must also prove “causation,” or that the medical negligence is responsible for your injury or infection. Many defense attorneys will try to show that your injury was not directly linked to medical malpractice, which is why it will be important for you to have strong representation in the court room.
I Was Injured Due to Medical Malpractice and I Need Help!
If you or a loved one were injured in the course of medical treatment, you may have a medical malpractice claim. The South Carolina medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys at the Strom Law Firm understand the intricacies of the state’s medical negligence laws, and can help defend your rights. We offer a free case evaluation to discuss the incident, so contact us today for help.