Find Lawyers in Greenville, South Carolina for Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Meliah works primarily in the area of trial and appellate litigation, with an emphasis on complex civil litigation and intellectual property law. Her varied experience includes representing plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving corporate governance, commercial law, election law, governmental authority, and disputes over intellectual property — such as trademark, copyright, patents, and trade secrets. She also assists clients in general corporate matters and advises clients on ass...
Jim "Poss" Parham has been practicing law with Wyche for more than 50 years with his focus in recent years primarily on corporate litigation. He's been listed in The Best Lawyers In America in the field of Business Litigation for more than 20 years. He has served in many leadership roles in both the legal community and the Greenville community at large, taught constitutional law at Furman University, and served on the Princeton Board of Trustees. He was a pilot in the Air Force and South Caro...
Matthew’s practice focuses mostly on complex civil litigation, and he has participated in some of the largest and most complicated litigation in South Carolina in the past 20 years, including minority owner oppression litigation, the largest public utility rate case, the largest public corruption investigation and prosecution, the statewide redistricting challenges, statewide consumer protection litigation, and a federal constitutional challenge to temporary rate relief after constructi...
Lucy represents plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of litigation matters. She has experience handling matters in federal and state court involving medical malpractice, personal injury, healthcare, products liability, shareholder disputes, trademark and copyright infringement, breach of contract, construction, employment, and dram shop liability. Lucy attended the University of South Carolina Honors College and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance....
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Definition
To meet the legal definitions of malpractice, the poor care must be more than a mere mistake by a doctor or more than a health care provider’s simply “being human.” Malpractice occurs when the care or treatment falls below accepted community standards. Such substandard care is commonly referred to as “negligent” care.
Although medical malpractice most commonly is associated with inattention or carelessness on the part of doctors and other health care professionals, the term also includes reckless or intentional misconduct, ranging from discharging a patient prematurely for financial reasons to performing surgery for which the patient has not consented to sexual assault on unconscious patients.
If the victims of such conduct or inaction are able to prove that the provider’s wrongdoing caused their injuries, they will be entitled to a money award to compensate them for what they have lost as a result. Many attorneys will accept such cases on a “contingency fee basis,” that is, taking fees only out of the money they win for you.
This area of law is complex and difficult for injured patients because of numerous technical advantages held by the providers (and their insurance companies). It is therefore particularly important in medical malpractice cases to find an excellent attorney to represent you. It is also important to do so promptly because there are severe (and often arbitrary) time limits on when you may bring your case (“you snooze, you lose”).
There are many questions you should ask when selecting a medical malpractice attorney. Have they handled cases like yours in the past? Do they have a medical background or other medical resources to enable them to compete effectively against the vast resources possessed by the other side? How are they rated by their colleagues and peer organizations? What honors, awards, or other objective ratings of success have they received? Superior qualifications and successful track records are far more important to the outcome of your case than are flashy advertisements.
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