Can I Sue for Mishandled Coronavirus Tests?

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact everyday life, testing becomes an important part of treatment, quarantine, and preventing new cases. You may have already been tested because you may have been exposed to a sick person, or you may be concerned about some symptoms you’ve had. Unfortunately, you may have received a mishandled or failed coronavirus test.

Can you sue for mishandled coronavirus tests in South Carolina? As the situation unfolds, you deserve to know the details of your situation and what you can do if government agencies and health professionals aren’t giving you the best care possible. 

Who’s at Fault for Mishandling Coronavirus Tests? 

One of the difficulties involved with the coronavirus pandemic is the lack of available testing in the U.S. Many South Carolina residents and residents of other states have already complained about being unable to get tests. 

One of the first batches of COVID-19 tests released by the CDC were inaccurate. In other cases, hospitals or doctors weren’t prepared for the tests or didn’t receive proper instruction on using the tests. That left many people suffering from severe symptoms without hard evidence that they had COVID-19. 

Coronavirus test mishandling is a stumbling block for your health, but the at-fault party may depend on what went wrong with your test. For example, if a doctor was careless with the tests, you may be able to sue the doctor or hospital group. Government agencies may have also been careless in producing and providing the tests. 

While the situation is still developing, talking to a South Carolina personal injury lawyer now could help you seek compensation down the road. Your attorney will have the most up-to-date answers about testing and your illness, so reach out for help with your potential claim. 

Compensation Related to Mishandled Coronavirus Tests in South Carolina

Coronavirus testing results can make a big difference in getting proper treatment and getting your health back, not to mention taking the right steps for your family and loved ones. If you’re not properly tested and someone was careless with your health and safety, you may be eligible for compensation to help you recover from your losses. 

Those losses, or damages, can be financial, but they also cover the mental and emotional suffering you’ve experienced. Below are some of the damages you may have suffered that could be included in your South Carolina mishandled test claim: 

  • Medical costs 
  • Lost wages 
  • Mental anguish or anxiety 

Talk to a South Carolina Injury Lawyer about Mishandled Tests

If you’ve been tested for coronavirus, but your test was mishandled, you may be due compensation that covers the costs of your financial recovery. While you may never recover the lost time worrying about your condition or the time you spent recovering from COVID-19, you may have a chance to get financial compensation that meets your needs. 

At HawkLaw, PA, we understand you have questions, such as, “Can I sue for mishandled coronavirus tests?” Finding answers may be tough now, but your South Carolina injury lawyer can provide them. We can also get you answers for your claim during a free consultation*. To begin, call 1-888-HAWK-LAW (429-5529) or fill out the online contact form below to learn more. 

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Written By John D. Hawkins


John David Hawkins is the Founder and Owner of HawkLaw. He has been licensed to practice law in South Carolina since his graduation in 1994 from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Focusing on litigation, Mr. Hawkins is experienced handling Worker’s Compensation, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability, Administrative Law, and Criminal Law matters.

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