When you see a medical doctor or any other healthcare provider, you have a right to expect professional-level services. But when a doctor you’ve trusted makes a careless mistake, you can suffer terrible consequences to your health and to your savings. That’s why the Law Offices of David L. Hood fights so aggressively to hold negligent healthcare providers accountable. We thoroughly investigate your case, consult with qualified medical experts and assemble the evidence you need to obtain full compensation. Proving medical malpractice is often a complex and difficult undertaking. Fortunately, we have the knowledge, skill and resources to manage your case effectively to a successful completion.
Despite the amazing advances in medical science, errors due to negligence continue to be a threat to patients’ health and even their lives. Common examples of medical malpractice include:
Of course, healthcare providers are human, and they make mistakes. And not every mistake a doctor makes is grounds for malpractice. To assert a malpractice case, you must be prepared to prove that the doctor made a mistake that a reasonably well-trained and prudent professional would not have made and that the mistake injured you directly. This can be a tall order for a personal injury attorney, but with our knowledge and experience, we are prepared to manage such cases capably and give our clients an excellent chance to recover the full compensation they deserve.
In an effort to control healthcare costs within the state, the South Carolina legislature passed limits on noneconomic (“pain and suffering”) damages in medical malpractice cases in 2005. The maximum amount a plaintiff can recover depends on the number of defendants in the case as follows:
The caps do not affect the amount a plaintiff can recover for economic losses, including future medical expenses and future lost earnings.
The Law Offices of David L. Hood provides highly responsive counsel and determined advocacy for patients injured by negligent healthcare providers. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 843-485-0011 or contact our Murrells Inlet office online. If your injuries prevent you from coming to our office, we can come to you.