Greensboro Medical Malpractice Attorney
Are You a Victim of a Negligent Medical Professional?
Hospitals have become a big business and the practice of medicine has taken a sideline to the business of medicine. Doctors and nurses have to work harder to make the profits and budgets required by hospitals. Doctors are forced to visit for just minutes and make snap judgments that can affect you for life. Nurses are often to care for too many patients, and the nurses may start to cut corners and deliver substandard care.
Where Does Medical Malpractice Occur?
Medical malpractice can occur outside of hospital settings as well, including:
- Doctor's offices
- Outpatient environments
No matter what the reason is for the medical negligence, it is very possible that the patient is going to either have an adverse affect as a result of the mistake or will suffer additional injuries such as brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries or even wrongful death. A medical professional, whether a doctor, specialist or nurse, all have a responsibility to perform their duties with the utmost care for the patient. They also have a code of medical ethics they must abide by.
If you suspect that you, a relative or someone you know has experienced some type of medical malpractice, then contact a personal injury attorney right away. It is very important that the situation be reviewed and any interviews or inspections take place as soon after the incident occurred as possible in order to put together the most effective case. With a strong trial attorney such as James Roane, you increase your chances of a successful outcome.
How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Claim?
Since medical malpractice injuries are not always discovered right away, the statute of limitations to file a medical malpractice claim works differently than other personal injury claims. According to South Carolina Code of Laws section 15-3-545, you have three years from the date you were injured or in some cases, the date you discovered your injury to file a claim. If the statute of limitations ends before you file a claim you will lose you right to do so. There are some exceptions that can change this four-year time period so it’s important to speak to an attorney about your case as soon as possible.
Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Claim?
For a proper disclaimer, please know that Roane Law will not take the vast majority of medical malpractice claims. We receive many such cases every week for review. While many have merit, we really only want to take the most extremely negligent cases. We don't want to second guess doctors. Most doctors and hospitals work very hard and provide excellent care. Hindsight is 20/20 and we don't want to blame someone for an honest mistake. Therefore, we are very picky about these cases. We only want to pursue cases that show blatant disregard for the safety of patients and very significant injuries resulting from such behavior.