Medical Negligence

Were You Injured By A Doctor, Nurse, Dentist Or Other Practitioner?

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Medical negligence can lead to great harm to the patient. The hospital, nursing home or other healthcare provider has a duty to provide an appropriate level of care, especially to those unable to care for themselves.

The South Carolina medical negligence lawyer services of John Price Law Firm, LLC are prepared to hold health care providers responsible when you or a family member is injured. Examples of medical negligence may include:

  • Surgical or emergency room errors
  • Inadequate monitoring of hospital patients
  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis on the part of a physician
  • Injuries suffered because of neglect, such as bedsores or untreated hospital infections
  • Nursing home residents injured in preventable falls
  • Prescription errors involving the wrong medication or wrong dosage
  • Injuries suffered because a staff member is intoxicated on duty
  • Physical and sexual abuse of a patient
  • Birth injuries resulting in harm to the infant or the mother

If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury at the hands of a negligent party, do not hesitate to contact our experienced South Carolina personal injury attorneys.

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How To Determine if  You Have A Claim

Just because someone’s health takes a turn for the worse, it does not mean medical negligence was the cause. The process of emerging victorious in a medical negligence claim depends primarily on proving your case with expert testimony. A medical expert will need to contend that avoidable negligence caused your injury. Reasonable care does not qualify as negligence. Therefore, you must show that you received medical care that was short of reasonable. The bulk of these cases are decided by what is deemed reasonable. Physicians may also be negligent, but may still not be found liable. This type of slippery slope calls for the assistance of an experienced medical negligence lawyer.

Who Can I File A Claim Against?

The most common answer to this question is physicians, but it is not the only answer. Nurses can be held liable for medical negligence along with an array of others. Technicians, specialists, therapists and others working in a medical facility can be the cause of medical negligence. Medical facilities can also bear the brunt of medical negligence. Any part that is guilty of negligence could be the subject of a claim.

Medical Negligence And Litigation

Most medical negligence claims are settled well before they are even considered for litigation. This is due to the fact that doctors and facilities carry insurance to protect them from having to pay damages out of pocket. Most times, a settlement will be made as an insurance company will intervene. This requires your lawyer to deal directly with the insurance company, many of which use tactics for the purposes of paying out as little as possible in compensation. The John Price Law Firm knows how to counter these tactics so that our clients will get the most for their medical negligence claim.

Settling A Claim

Some claims are settled quicker than others while future considerations are an important component in the payout. Medical negligence can lead to years of treatment and that could be accompanied by ongoing suffering. This could also prevent you from returning to work or doing normal things that previously contributed to your quality of life. You may have undergone a considerable amount of pain and when that is caused by the negligence of someone else, then it is time to seek out compensation. The John Price Law Firm is ready to stand by your side in this legal battle for your rightful compensation.

We represent the victims of malpractice on the part of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, nurses, surgeons, dentists, radiologists and all other medical practitioners.

Learn More About Medical Negligence Claims

Attorney John Price has practiced law since 1985, and his North Charleston firm offers compassionate yet vigorous representation in all types of personal injury claims. If you believe a loved one’s injury or death was caused by a breach of medical standards, negligent care or abuse by staff members, contact the lawyers of John Price Law Firm, LLC.

Free Consultation With Our Medical Negligence Attorneys

We offer a free consultation. Plus, we can meet you in one of our five locations in South Carolina, or we can come to your hospital, nursing home or residence. Call us at (843) 632-5672 or send us an email.

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