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We trust medical professionals with our lives, yet not all healthcare providers act in good faith. Some fail to properly diagnose conditions, while others make life-threatening errors. When this happens, you may have legal recourse.
Our Charleston medical malpractice lawyers advocate for injured people and their loved ones. Louthian Law Firm, P.A., has proudly served the Charleston community since 1959. With decades of experience, our team can navigate any challenges in your medical malpractice case and pursue financial recovery for you.
We are proud of the results we have secured for our medical malpractice claimants over the years.
Consider these successful cases:
We strive to provide comprehensive legal care to every client we meet. We also offer free, no-obligation case reviews, so you can fully understand your legal options.
When Louthian Law Firm, P.A., takes on your injury case, you can rest assured that you are in very good hands. We can manage everything your case requires to reach a fair conclusion.
You may already face financial strain because of your injury. There’s no need to add attorney’s fees to your list of anxieties—that is why we operate on a contingency-fee basis.
With this fee arrangement:
You can learn more about this arrangement and the services we provide during your free case review. Once you become our client, our medical malpractice team can:
Every successful medical malpractice case requires supporting evidence, such as:
If you suffered external injuries, photos can support your right to damages.
South Carolina does not require healthcare providers to carry liability insurance. However, many do anyway. If the at-fault party carries insurance, we can file a claim to recoup damages. If not, we may explore filing a lawsuit.
To recover compensation, we must show that the healthcare provider acted negligently.
While building your case, we also:
In our experience, the claims adjuster’s first offer seldom covers a claimant’s losses. If the insurer offers less than you deserve, we can negotiate a fair deal.
Medical malpractice cases can get complicated. First, healthcare providers rarely want to own up to their mistakes. Second, their insurers do not want to lose money on settling claims. The liable party may use bad faith insurance practices to avoid settling your case.
You do not have to fight an uncooperative insurer on your own. We can stand between you and any party who contests your case.
You have legal options beyond filing an insurance claim, such as filing a lawsuit in civil court. As we noted above, you must initiate legal action before the statute of limitations expires.
Our medical malpractice lawyers have decades of experience in advocating for injured claimants in the courtroom.
To push your case forward, we can:
We can also find inconsistencies in the other party’s testimony and cross-examine them. Our team aims to do everything we can to resolve your case as fairly and efficiently as possible.
All types of medical malpractice share one commonality: negligence. To prove negligence, we must establish that:
Medical professionals owe their patients a high duty of care and should do everything possible to ensure their safety and well-being.
Some examples of medical malpractice include:
Adverse drug events occur when a patient suffers harm because of a medication.
Many different parties could share fault for what happens during an adverse drug event. A doctor could prescribe the wrong dosage, or a pharmacist may fill the wrong script. Our medical malpractice lawyers can identify the at-fault parties after an adverse drug event.
Healthcare providers must promptly diagnose a patient’s condition. If they don’t, they put the patient’s life in danger.
Medical providers must anticipate birth complications (even in low-risk pregnancies) and prioritize the mother and baby’s health above all else.
If not, they risk causing:
We know that you want the best possible future for your child. If you or your child suffered a birth injury, our medical malpractice lawyers can advocate for you.
Surgeons must do everything in their power to prevent complications, including:
You may have legal options after these and many other medical errors or omissions.
You must know the deadline for filing your medical malpractice case as you explore your legal options. According to South Carolina law, you generally have three years to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Some other facts to consider:
Our Charleston medical malpractice attorneys know South Carolina law and can ensure you meet all necessary deadlines. You could lose your right to pursue damages if the filing deadline expires.
Recoverable losses ultimately depend on your situation. Louthian Law Firm, P.A., wants to secure the compensation you need for your well-being. Our medical malpractice lawyers can help you seek:
These costs include all necessary medical treatment, such as:
A medical error could cause you to miss work. By missing work, you could face severe financial strain.
A settlement or court award could help recover any lost income as well as:
In some cases, your medical condition may permanently affect your earning power. If so, our medical malpractice lawyers can fight to recover the loss of future earnings.
Medical malpractice can affect many corners of your life.
Do not bear financial burdens like:
We can fight for every out-of-pocket loss your medical malpractice injury caused.
Many medical malpractice claimants can pursue pain and suffering damages for the harm they experienced. Pain and suffering account for your physical pain, emotional suffering, and other injury-related hardships. How much compensation you can recover for pain and suffering depends on your circumstances.
Medical malpractice takes more than 250,000 lives each year, according to Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. If you lost a loved one, we offer our deepest condolences. We know that financial recovery cannot undo your grief—however, it can make your financial matters easier.
In a wrongful death case, you can seek:
These are just some examples of recoverable losses in a wrongful death action. Your lawyer may pursue recovery for additional damages.
Non-economic damages reflect your losses that do not have direct financial values (such as pain and suffering). They relate to the challenges brought on by your condition. Your lawyer can determine these losses based on the extent of your condition and other factors.
Examples of non-economic damages include:
South Carolina allows you to seek up to $350,000 for non-economic damages.
While exploring their legal options, many clients ask us:
Misdiagnosis is one of the leading types of medical malpractice. When a doctor does not accurately diagnose their patient, the patient can suffer grievous harm. Yet, a doctor is not always the one responsible for misdiagnosis.
For instance, a lab technician may have improperly conducted an imaging scan that led to inaccurate results, or a nurse may have failed to report symptoms to the doctor. In any case, we can determine who should pay for your losses if you suffered harm.
How much you can recover depends on:
American University Radio reports that the highest medical malpractice settlement to date is $205 million. A Maryland court awarded this amount after the plaintiff’s daughter suffered cerebral palsy stemming from a birth injury.
While we cannot guarantee outcomes in any court case, this award demonstrates the complex nature of medical malpractice cases.
We cannot accurately answer this question without first evaluating your situation. One thing is certain: Our team will do everything in our power to keep your case moving forward. We want you to recover the damages as soon as possible.
Did a negligent healthcare provider harm you or a loved one? If so, our medical malpractice attorneys stand ready to manage your legal matters. To begin your free, no-obligation case review with Louthian Law Firm, P.A., contact us today at (843) 544-7272.
215 East Bay St., Suite 403-G
Charleston SC, 29401
Mr. Louthian and the Louthian Law Firm provided me with excellent legal services regarding a legal issue with a major corporation. They involved me in all aspects of resolving my legal issue and provided me with the guidance and counsel that I needed to win my case. The Louthian Law Firm treated me with dignity and respect and I can honestly say that it was a pleasure working with them. Mr. Louthian and the Louthian Law Firm is my first recommendation to others who require legal assistance.
Errick Bethel Sr.