South Carolina Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Protecting your right to safe and secure healthcare

If you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice, we’ll help you remedy the situation with a dedicated legal team that fights for you. Our digital-first capabilities let you initiate your case immediately, so we can start doing Right By You. Call 888-HAWKLAW or talk to us using our live chat and our team will get to work.
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HawkLaw medical malpractice attorneys fight for fair and adequate compensation for medical negligence.

A visit to the doctor should not leave you in worse shape following the treatment than when you first went into the office. Medical malpractice is a very real problem, and one that deserves to be treated with fair and just compensation for victims of negligence.

We want you to know that, at HawkLaw, we take medical malpractice cases very seriously. We have entire teams of professional attorneys, investigators, and administrators available to help you fight for compensation from a medical malpractice injury.

HawkLaw’s 'Right By You' medical malpractice legal process:

1. Talk to us

Call 888-HAWKLAW or talk to us using our live chat and we’ll get to work right away. You take care of you and we’ll take care of the rest.

2. Building your case

After we have the initial meeting, we’ll open an investigation into your case. Our investigators will contact the hospital and the physician who treated you to collect information about what happened. As a digital-first law firm, you’ll be able to check in on our findings and see how your case is progressing.

3. Initial negotiations

Once we have what we need to build a case for your claim, we will contact the insurance company or at-fault party and attempt to negotiate a fair and just compensation for your injuries. Our goal is to do Right By You and agree on a fair and just settlement for your damages, pain, and suffering. If an acceptable settlement can’t be reached, a HawkLaw trial lawyer will advise you about the option of going to court.

Why Choose HawkLaw’s medical malpractice attorneys 

Medical malpractice is not an easy case to prove. A complex series of laws, established long ago, can make it difficult to prove a doctor’s incompetence. This is a tough fight and one you shouldn’t have to go through alone.

HawkLaw’s medical malpractice lawyers are diligent in their efforts to connect all of the dots in your case. We believe that evidence can always be uncovered and, when you bring your case to our team, we spare no expense to fight for the rightful compensation you deserve for your injuries. As a digital-first law firm, you can get your case initiated immediately so we can start doing Right By You. Just fill out our Instant Access form, and you will have access to an experienced lawyer any time, day or night.  

Reasons why you need a medical negligence lawyer

A trip to your doctor may not improve your overall level of health in the possibility that your condition cannot be cured. However, medical negligence is when doctors fail to uphold their Hippocratic oath to maintain a “duty of care,” vowing to do everything they can to protect the health and well-being of patients. These are some examples of negligence that can serve as evidence in a medical malpractice case.

Birth injuries

A birth delivery can go wrong in an instant. Should complications occur, you and your child may suffer serious injuries if your doctor fails to act appropriately. For example, if an emergency C-section is needed and the doctor doesn’t act, lack of oxygen could damage your baby’s brain. 

Failure to diagnose

Misdiagnoses can occur when symptoms overlap with multiple conditions. The difference between misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose is a doctor’s refusal to consider the seriousness of your symptoms and what condition they could represent. The results can be life-threatening. For example, you might have come to your doctor with severe abdominal pain that was brushed off as a stomach ache. Later, you’re in the ER because you have appendicitis, and your doctor is responsible for not taking time to make a proper diagnosis. 

Anesthesia mistakes

Administering anesthesia can be delicate and dangerous, especially for people with pre-existing conditions or sensitivity to such treatments. If your doctor failed to uncover the truth about your medical history, his or her mistake could cost you dearly. 

Unnecessary surgery

Surgery is a risky form of treatment that’s only necessary for the most extreme illnesses. Should a doctor subject you to surgical incisions that are not needed, not intended, and not in your best interest, these are examples of unnecessary surgical procedures. Surgery should only be a last resort when all safer treatments are ruled out as inadequate for your condition. 

Common FAQs

Your medical malpractice attorney in South Carolina will pursue the full compensation you deserve in a medical malpractice claim. Some of the most common damages you’re entitled to receive compensation for include current medical expenses, future medical expenses, pain and suffering, mental anguish, lost work wages, and occasional household services. 

South Carolina only affords you a short window of opportunity to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party, so it is important to consult with a lawyer right away. But if some time has passed since your injury, the law does provide some limited exceptions so you might not be out of luck.  Contact HawkLaw today to find out if you still have a viable claim.

If you’ve been a victim of an injury due to medical malpractice, you should speak with a lawyer as soon as possible.