Frequently Asked Questions For Our South Carolina Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you believe that you or a loved one has been harmed due to the negligence of a health care provider, you may be able to pursue a medical malpractice claim. In addition to seeking compensation for your losses, a claim would seek to hold the negligent health care provider accountable and could compel changes that protect patients in the future from suffering similar harm.

Harrison, White, Smith & Coggins, P.C., pursues medical malpractice claims on behalf of individuals and families from Spartanburg, Greenville and surrounding areas of South Carolina’s Upstate region.

Below is a list of frequently asked questions and answers about medical malpractice that we receive. To discuss the specific facts and issues in your case, please contact us today. Our initial legal consultations are always free.

Medical Malpractice FAQ

How do I know if I am a victim of medical malpractice?

Not every bad outcome from medical treatment is malpractice. However, when an avoidable error is made that causes harm to you, it may rise to the level of medical malpractice and merit pursuit of a legal claim. Continue reading

Who would I seek compensation from in a medical malpractice lawsuit?

A medical malpractice lawsuit is meant to hold accountable any individual and/or institution involved in the error or negligence that harmed you. A properly investigated claim will name every party that should be held liable. Continue reading

Is there a limit on how much could be recovered in a medical malpractice lawsuit in South Carolina?

A medical malpractice lawsuit typically seeks compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses. While there is no limit on the economic losses that can be recovered, there is a “cap” on non-economic damages in most cases. Continue reading

Can I file a medical malpractice lawsuit based on my child’s birth injury?

If your child’s birth injury has been caused by an error on the part of a medical professional, you may be entitled to seek compensation for the medical expenses brought on by the injury as well as funds that will help the child in the future. Continue reading

Can I bring a medical malpractice claim if the doctor initially missed diagnosing my illness?

Unfortunately, a missed, delayed or incorrect diagnosis of a medical condition is common in today’s health care system. If the misdiagnosis is a result of negligence, as it often is, then you may have a valid medical malpractice claim. Continue reading

If I pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit, does that mean I will have to go to court?

You will not necessarily have to go to court to obtain compensation in a medical malpractice claim. It may be resolved through the negotiation of a settlement. Continue reading