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Medical malpractice can happen in many forms, from being misdiagnosed to having a foreign object left inside your body. If you or a loved one was a victim of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation from the negligent medical professional, facility, or another party.

Our team at Hammack Law Firm assists people like you who have suffered injuries and illnesses in Spartanburg, South Carolina, due to medical malpractice. A Spartanburg medical malpractice lawyer from our firm can help you build your case and fight for the compensation you need. We offer free consultations.

You May Be Entitled to Compensation for the Medical Failures You’ve Endured

Our team can calculate the value of your case. We may first review the available evidence to determine how much compensation we should pursue for you.

Damages we may consider in your case include:

Medical Expenses

As a malpractice victim, you may seek coverage for the negligent medical treatment you received. You may also seek coverage of the treatment you’ll need to recover from your injuries. You may be entitled to collect compensation for various medical services, including:

  • Emergency room treatment
  • Hospitalization, including ambulance rides
  • Surgeries
  • Doctors’ appointments
  • Diagnostic testing, including bloodwork and other lab work
  • Imaging exams, such as X-rays, ultrasounds, MRIs, and CT scans
  • Rehabilitation

You may also be reimbursed for the costs of prescription medications, medical support devices (e.g., wheelchairs), and other medical equipment you needed to purchase or install in your home to accommodate your injury or illness.

Income Loss

Your injury or illness may have prevented you from going to work because you needed to heal and attend medical appointments, or you were physically or mentally incapable of working. If so, we can fight for compensation to recover your lost wages.

If you continue to lose income and benefits because of your injury or illness, we can also calculate the total amount you anticipate losing until you heal, if at all. We may also account for the difference in earning power if your condition prevents you from working your regular job.

Pain and Suffering

Medical malpractice can result in significant physical and emotional pain for victims. Pain and suffering is a unique damage, but along with it may come other forms of physical and emotional damages, such as:

  • Loss of enjoyment in life
  • Loss of enjoyment in former hobbies and activities
  • Loss of consortium
  • Psychological trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Permanent Disability or Physical Disfigurement

If a medical error permanently disabled you or altered your appearance, you may be entitled to receive compensation for this damage. This category of loss may also include:

  • Amputations
  • Loss of bodily functions
  • Vision or hearing loss
  • Scarring
  • Burn marks

Wrongful Death

Unfortunately, in severe medical malpractice cases, victims might not survive their injuries or illness. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one due to medical malpractice, you may be entitled to wrongful death damages, such as:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Burial or cremation expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of financial support
  • Loss of parental guidance and companionship
  • Loss of society

A Medical Malpractice Attorney on Our Team Can Handle Your Case for You

Our legal team serves people in Spartanburg and surrounding areas in South Carolina, and we take an active approach to keeping up with our clients and their needs. When you decide to work with a medical malpractice lawyer from our team, we work together to build your case.

This involves:

  • Identifying who is liable, such as the physician or nurse who treated you, the medical facility, or even a pharmacist
  • Retrieving evidence on your behalf, including testimony from a medical expert witness
  • Speaking with insurance companies and attorneys on your behalf
  • Negotiating a potential settlement
  • Representing you in court if necessary

Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer for Your Medical Malpractice Case

Hiring a personal injury attorney from our firm allows you to focus your attention elsewhere. While your case for compensation is extremely important, your primary concern may be your recovery. Should you choose not to hire a lawyer, your healing process may suffer as a result.

Your choice to hire our firm for your case may:

  • Allow you to rest
  • Provide more time for treatment and rehabilitation
  • Save you from case-related stress
  • Save you significant time, which you may otherwise spend researching the legal process
  • Lead to a positive case result

Our team will oversee every step of your case. We maintain a team of attorneys and paralegals who will tend to every aspect of your claim or lawsuit. We spare no expense and mind every detail.

What Makes Hammack Law Firm Right for Your Case?

We believe that clients should expect much of their lawyers. Before you choose our firm, you have a right to know what makes us qualified for your case. You may choose our firm because:

  • We have won medical malpractice cases: Speak with our team about results we’ve secured in cases similar to yours.
  • We work directly with medical experts: We will rely on doctors and other medical professionals who can help your case.
  • We put clients first: Expect prompt responses to your communications, a direct line to your attorney, regular case updates, and responsive legal care.
  • Our clients rave about us: Nobody sees a law firm’s strengths – or weaknesses – more closely than a client. Our clients speak highly of our attorneys and staff.

Hammack Law Firm is ready to lead your case.

Client Reviews for Hammack Law Firm

We take pride in every client we’re able to help. Consider what our former clients appreciate about our firm:

  • “This was a quick and painless process. Everyone here is extremely helpful and answered my questions as they came up. At the end of the process Tonya was extremely professional! Hammack Law firm worked for us!” – Tasha Miller, former client
  • “I went to three 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 one more. They took my case and Paul Hammack got me a lot more than I expected! Everyone there is so helpful and friendly. Traci was also amazing! Thank you so much for everything.” – Bob, former client
  • “Mr. Paul and his team have been great to work with. They make you feel like you’re a part of the family. I can honestly say that they care about you and your wellbeing and getting your case settled. Thank you guys for everything that you did for me!” – Tiffany McGill, former client
  • “No matter who I dealt [with] at this law firm, everyone was very kind. If I had questions I felt like they were listened to and answered so that I would understand. They let me know what was going on throughout the process and I won my case!” – Rachell, former client

We hope to add you to our roster of satisfied former clients.

Notices You Must File Before You Can File Your Lawsuit

While many people opt to file an insurance claim to avoid taking their case to court, in some situations, a plaintiff might choose to file a medical malpractice lawsuit to pursue compensation. However, there are notices you must file with the court beforehand.

Before taking civil action, you must file:

  • A Notice of Intent: Per S.C. Ann §15-79-125, you must alert the court and all involved healthcare providers of your intention to sue. In this notice, you must identify who you intend to sue and why, among other details of your case.
  • An Affidavit of Expert: Per S.C. Ann §15-36-100, you must also provide the court with a medical expert witness who can provide analysis and explanation on the medical error(s) that occurred.

Our team understands these legal requirements and the deadlines you must abide by. We can handle your case and keep you updated on the proceedings.

Filing Deadlines Vary in Medical Malpractice Cases

All personal injury lawsuits must meet deadlines according to the statute of limitations. However, separate statutes of limitations set varying deadlines for different types of cases.

In South Carolina, S.C. Ann § 15-3-545 dictates how long you have to file your medical malpractice lawsuit. These deadlines are as follows:

  • You generally have three years from the date of injury to file your lawsuit, assuming you were aware of the injury immediately.
  • If you learned about the injury or illness later, you have up to three years from the date of discovery or a maximum of six years from the date of the error to file your case.
  • If you discover a foreign object in your body, you generally have two years from the date of discovery to file your lawsuit.

Medical malpractice cases can require an extensive amount of time and work to build, so take action as soon as possible. Our team can retrieve the evidence you need to support your right to damages and take appropriate legal steps to file your lawsuit on time.

Call Hammack Law Firm If You Were a Victim of Medical Malpractice

If you were a victim of medical malpractice in Spartanburg, reach out to Hammack Law Firm to find out how a personal injury lawyer can represent you. Our team can review your case to identify who may be held liable for your damages and help you hold them accountable.

For a free consultation about your case, call our team today at (864) 326-3333(864) 326-3333.

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