If you’ve left the doctor in worse shape than ever, you may be a victim of medical malpractice. Seek help from a Charleston lawyer to fight back and get the compensation you deserve.

A doctor’s visit should give you the answers you need when you’re sick or injured. Instead, you left the hospital or their office sicker than before. Unfortunately, this may be a sign that you have suffered from medical malpractice.

When you suspect that your doctor or another medical professional has engaged in malpractice, you may need an attorney from HawkLaw, PA on your side. Your Charleston medical malpractice lawyer can help answer your questions about medical malpractice and what you can do to fight back. Bring your questions to our attorneys, and we’ll guide you through your Charleston injury claim to work to get your compensation.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice can be difficult to determine, because not every mistake or misdiagnosis is malpractice. Medical malpractice is instead determined by whether your doctor acted reasonably to handle your case.

For example, your doctor might have explored every possible reason for your symptoms, and the test results suggested you suffered from one disease. However, perhaps it became clear after treatment that you were suffering from something else. Because your doctor gave you the reasonable care you deserve, you may not be eligible for compensation.

However, if your doctor didn’t give you the attention and care you needed, they may be responsible for your injuries. For example, if they didn’t test for every possible condition, they may be found negligent and liable for your injuries. 

Below are a few examples of medical malpractice you might be facing:

Liability for Medical Injuries

When you’ve found that your doctor injured you or made you ill, you’ll need to act quickly and file a claim for your compensation. You’ll need to file a claim for your medical malpractice damages, but who’s responsible for your compensation in Charleston?

The answer is not always as simple as “the doctor who injured you.” Instead, your doctor might be part of a doctor or hospital group. Because this group may take responsibility for the doctors in their circle, the group itself may be the one responsible for your medical injuries.

Because this can affect your claim, you’ll need to know who’s liable before you file. Failure to file a claim against the right person can affect your compensation and the length of your claim, so speak to your attorney before you file.

Contact a Charleston Lawyer about Medical Injuries

When a doctor acts recklessly, your future health might be on the line. You may be left with serious injuries, trauma, and expenses that can haunt you. You shouldn’t have to deal with these damages alone, so seek out a Charleston injury lawyer from HawkLaw, PA to help.

Starting with a free consult, our attorneys can lead you through your claim, making sure you’re fighting for the full amount you deserve. If you’re ready to get the help you need, reach out by calling your Charleston medical malpractice lawyer at 1-888-HAWK-LAW (429-5529) or by completing the online form below.  

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