When to Sue for Medical Malpractice

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It may not hit you right away that the losses you suffered because of a medical injury were due to medical malpractice. Your doctor may be a great doctor—except that this time, they’ve left you severely injured and suffering. 

The problem is, many malpractice victims don’t know when to sue for medical malpractice. You may be lost yourself, and now you’re worried about whether you’ll receive compensation at all for your losses. 

If you’re not sure when to sue, you may need a lawyer’s guidance on your medical malpractice claim. Making the right call for your claim can be tough. But if you wait too long or make a mistake, it could be the end of your claim. Reach out to an injury attorney today before you miss your window to sue. 

Medical Mistakes vs. Medical Negligence

You may need to determine fast whether you have grounds to sue before you file any paperwork. Not every medical injury or worsened illness is caused by negligence—sometimes, your doctor has done all they can to prevent your injuries. 

Medical negligence means your doctor was careless enough with your safety to cause an injury. For example, a doctor treating you for one illness when you really had a different one isn’t necessarily grounds for medical malpractice. If your doctor neglected to test you for other possible conditions before treating you, though, they could be held responsible for your losses. 

You Don’t Have Much Time to Sue in South Carolina 

When dealing with medical malpractice, it may be better to act sooner rather than later when it comes to suing. Your time limits in South Carolina could affect you, and the rules can get complicated fast.

Call a SC Medical Malpractice Attorney for Guidance 

When you’re seriously injured by a medical professional, it can be such a shock to have gone through this that you may not be sure what to do or how to respond. You may even be unsure when to sue for medical malpractice. 

At HawkLaw, PA, we understand that deciding when you’re ready for a medical malpractice claim is tough. Having a South Carolina medical malpractice lawyer on your side can make that easier, though. We can even get started with a free consultation* once you call 1-888-HAWK-LAW (429-5529) or fill out the online contact form below. 

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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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