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Medical Malpractice

Columbia, South Carolina Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Hospitals and doctor’s offices are intended to be places of healing – when you are hurt or sick you seek out the help of a medical professional to help you recover. No one walks into a doctor’s office expecting a catastrophe. While the majority of medical professionals are educated, caring, compassionate individuals with the main goal of helping their patients, others can take actions that cause you harm. A medical mistake can result in devastating consequences causing personal, potentially life changing pain. In situations like this, you may need the counsel of a South Carolina medical malpractice attorney.

Medical mistakes happen, sometimes on accident and sometimes because of a lack of attention where needed. When a patient is harmed by a doctor or other medical professional failing to perform their medical duties, legal action can be necessary helping to deliver those harmed the compensation they deserve.

While not every case where an individual is unhappy with a medical professional amounts to a medical malpractice case, consulting with one of our attorneys can help you make that distinction. In order to prove that medical malpractice occurred, three things need to be proven. Those three things are:

  1. A doctor/patient relationship existed
  2. The doctor was negligent
  3. The doctor’s negligence caused the injury or injuries

Types of Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice

  • Physical pain
  • Mental suffering
  • Additional medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Wrongful death

Types of Medical Malpractice

  • Failure to diagnose
  • Improper treatment
  • Surgery errors
  • Failure to warn a patient of known risks
  • General medical errors
  • Medication errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Childbirth injuries
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Procedure performed by someone without proper credentials

Contact Bernstein and Bernstein for experienced representation if a friend or loved one has suffered personal injury as a result of a medical professional’s error. A knowledgeable attorney can help you recover the compensation you are due and answer any questions you may have. We are here to help you.