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When you visit a doctor for a medical condition, you expect to see your health improve afterward. Although this is standard, sometimes patients’ health worsens. If this happened to you because a medical professional made an error in caring for you, a Greenville medical malpractice lawyer from our team can help.

Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit to seek damages can be a challenging process. Proving that a doctor or nurse made a preventable error while caring for you is not easy. Trust that Hammack Law Firm has the experience needed to investigate your case thoroughly, looking for facts to give you a chance to win a settlement.

How Our Team Can Help with Your Medical Malpractice Claim

When facing a situation where you believe a doctor made an error, you have to provide proof for this allegation. You may be able to access your medical records and receive an explanation from doctors and nurses about what happened.

However, many people do not have extensive knowledge of medical terminology and how doctors go about determining the best path forward in patient care. Without this knowledge, you may not be able to tell whether you are the victim of medical malpractice.

Relying on Our Experience

The team at Hammack Law Firm has the experience necessary to understand medical terms and procedures. We understand how to gather facts and information that can prove our allegations.

Our team has spent several decades defending the rights of injured people against unfair insurers. Our lawyers know how Greenville medical malpractice insurance companies operate in cases like this. We will use our experience to your advantage in trying to obtain a settlement for you.

We Treat You Like We Would Treat Our Own Families

Some medical malpractice attorneys in Greenville try to settle their cases as fast as possible. However, at our firm, we want to make sure your case factors all your damages and establishes your argument with strong evidence. We also focus on building personal relationships with our clients. By fully understanding your worries and goals for your medical malpractice case, we can give you the legal representation you deserve.

We understand that some medical conditions are difficult to discuss. Trust that our team will treat your situation with compassion and confidentiality. We want to reduce the stress you are feeling about your case, and our empathy sets us apart from others.

Our past clients understand the work we put in to try to win the settlements they deserved. In a Google review of our firm, this client gave us 5 stars and said:

  • “I went to 3 other law firms first and they all told me my case was not worth pursuing. I had a serious incident and went through a lot, so I decided to try 1 more. They took my case and Paul got me a lot more than I expected! Everyone there is so helpful & friendly. Traci was also amazing! Thank you soooo much for everything.” – Tasha Miller

We are proud of how we treat our clients, and you can trust we will do the same for you.

How Much Compensation Can I Receive in a Greenville
Medical Malpractice Claim?

Our team will never promise that our clients will receive a certain amount in a medical malpractice claim. We may be able to give you a general idea of what you could receive if we win the case, but we do not make promises regarding amounts.

We understand that each case has unique aspects to it. These aspects will determine what kind of settlement would be appropriate in your case.

Reimbursed Medical Costs

With the medical malpractice claim, we will attempt to help you win a judgment that reimburses you for your medical costs related to the error. Depending on the case, this could be as high as a five- or six-figure amount.

Understand that you only can receive reimbursement for new injuries or illnesses that occurred because of the error. You cannot receive reimbursement for your original health problem.

Lost Wages

If you cannot work because of the new injuries related to the doctor’s error, you can receive reimbursement for the wages you did not earn during your recovery. These wages can be as high as five or six figures, depending on how long you will miss work.

Pain and Suffering

Your pain and suffering judgment gives you a financial settlement related to any reduction in quality of life you are experiencing after the medical professional’s mistake. This judgment can take into account physical pain, mental trauma, and the loss of your favorite activities.

This amount can range from a few thousand dollars to a few million dollars.

How Do I Know if I Can Bring a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Our team can work with you to uncover facts in the case that show you are the victim of medical malpractice.

You Must Find the Negligent Party

If your medical condition worsens because of an error, it is important to drill down to find the party to hold accountable. Sometimes, we may be able to prove that more than one party should be part of the lawsuit.

S.C. Ann. § 15-79-110 spells out some of the parties who may be part of a medical malpractice lawsuit. These may include:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Dentists
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Surgeons
  • Hospitals
  • Surgical facilities
  • General infirmaries
  • Quick-care medical facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Online medical care organizations
  • In-home nursing services

Your Health Clearly Becomes Worse

In a medical malpractice case, we have to show that your health worsened because of the medical professional’s negligence. Medical malpractice is difficult to prove without this link between the medical care you received and your deteriorating health care.

You Meet the Statute of Limitations Deadline

According to S.C. Ann. § 15-3-545, victims of medical malpractice in South Carolina must meet two statutory deadlines.

  • Three years: You must start the process of filing a medical malpractice claim within three years of the date of discovery of the medical error.
  • Six years: The secondary deadline for filing a medical malpractice case in Greenville is within six years of the date the medical error occurred.

Meeting both conditions allows your case to continue moving forward.

We Fight Hard for the Well-Being of Our Clients

We believe strongly in holding doctors and other medical professionals accountable when they behave negligently. You did nothing wrong, yet you now have new injuries or illnesses to try to overcome. You did not deserve to have this happen to you.

We are ready to begin working on your case as soon as you hire us. Call Hammack Law Firm for a free consultation at (864) 326-3333(864) 326-3333 today.

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