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Understanding Medical Wrongful Death Cases

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When you visit a doctor for help you should be able to trust them. A medical professional’s job is to help and heal. Tragically, sometimes their negligence can result in a wrongful death. If you’ve lost a loved one to medical malpractice having an experienced South Carolina wrongful death attorney can help you get the justice, you and your loved one deserve.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice in the State of South Carolina includes patients who are injured as a result of the negligence of a medical professional and/or medical facility. Common examples include:

  • Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose
  • Surgical errors
  • Failure to treat
  • Pharmaceutical errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Anesthesia errors

Any one of these errors can lead to death. When that happens, your claim may move from medical malpractice to a wrongful death claim.

Wrongful Death

In South Carolina, a wrongful death can occur from:

  • Someone Else’s Negligence
  • Wrongful Act
  • Failure to Act

Normally a wrongful death claim can be brought by a spouse, parent or child of the deceased loved one.

Seek the Professional Legal Counsel of an Experienced South Carolina Wrongful Death Attorney

The compassionate wrongful death attorneys at The Jeffcoat Firm – proudly serving Lexington, Columbia & all of South Carolina – are here to help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation or call us at (803) 200-2000 now.

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How does a wrongful death claim help?

Getting fair compensation can help you and your family face your resulting financial challenges and move forward with the healing process.

What is the statute of limitations?

In South Carolina, you most often have three years from the date that your loved one suffered the injury that ultimately proved fatal to file your wrongful death claim. The deadline can also be just two years. Don’t delay!

What damages can I seek?

You can fight to receive compensation related to your loved one’s final medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning potential, and pain and suffering. You can also receive compensation related to your own loss of financial support and loss of consortium.


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