How Do I Prove Medical Malpractice?
Louthian Law Firm, P.A. Can Handle Your Columbia Medical Malpractice Case
We are a Columbia, SC firm experienced in handling medical malpractice cases, including those involving work injuries. We can seek compensation and justice for clients regardless of the medical facility involved.
Columbia is a hub for healthcare services in the Midlands and throughout South Carolina, with dozens of clinics, doctor’s offices, and other healthcare facilities located here.
Hospitals in the city include:
- Lexington Medical Center
- Palmetto Health Baptist
- Palmetto Health Richland
- Providence Hospital
- Providence Hospital Northeast
- HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
- Children’s Hospital at Palmetto Health Richland
Our lawyers are familiar with all of these facilities and understand how a careless medical professional can alter your life in a matter of seconds. Let us fight for justice in your case. We may be able to recover compensation for you based on the expenses and losses you endured, including your intangible damages such as pain and suffering.
We Do Not Ask for any Upfront Payments or Fees
Our team provides free consultations for medical malpractice victims and their families so you can ask questions and better understand your rights and legal options. During this consultation, we can also explain our fees. Louthian Law Firm, P.A. is a contingency fee firm, which means we do not ask for any upfront payments or fees. Instead, our attorney’s fees come from a percentage of the payout we recover in your case. If we do not win, you owe us nothing.
You’re Seriously Injured
When a doctor makes a mistake, it can be devastating for your health and wellbeing. You may need immediate emergency medical care for the damage your doctor caused.
Your Doctor May Be Unwilling to Help
Your doctor may be the cause of your suffering, but that doesn’t mean they’ll provide the help you need to recover. They may even try to deny their responsibility altogether.
You Shouldn’t Have to Pay for Your Suffering
Worse, the doctor or hospital may try to avoid the costs associated with your recovery. But when negligence is the cause, you shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket, either.
What Makes The Louthian Law Firm, P.A. Different?
When you’re in a tough situation, you shouldn’t have to deal with the aftermath alone. When it comes to choosing a personal injury law firm to represent you, what’s most important to you? Here’s just a sample of what we offer.
We Focus On Families
When you’re ill or hurt, you’re not the only one suffering. Your family may be under financial and emotional strain because of your medical malpractice claim. As a family-owned firm, we understand how important family is, so you don’t have to worry about your family being ignored as your case progresses.
We Won’t Make You Wait
Other law firms may leave you dealing with other staff members before you ever speak with an attorney. But you’re suffering, and you shouldn’t have to work hard to get answers. That’s why you’ll speak with a lawyer at the Louthian Law Firm, P.A. You can expect a timely, professional response.
Nearly A Century Of Helping Medical Malpractice Victims
When it comes to a medical malpractice claim, you don’t want someone fresh out of law school on your case. These insurance companies have been working to protect doctors and hospitals for decades. Luckily, we’ve been protecting families in South Carolina for nearly a century. We’ve got the experience you need to win.
Your Next Steps After A Medical Injury
When you suffer a loss or are hurt by a doctor, your next steps may be complicated. You may be unsure where to start or what steps you need to take. If you’re not sure, the Louthian Law Firm, P.A. can help guide you through the entire process.
Track Your Injuries And Suffering
Injuries can be complex, and recovery isn’t always linear. Tracking the progress of your recovery can help you and your lawyer get a better picture of your recovery and the costs of your recovery.
File A Claim
One of your earliest steps is to file a claim and notify the doctor or hospital that you’re suing. The sooner you act, the more time your lawyer has to help you prepare.
Determine Who’s At Fault
Your doctor may have been the one to injure you, but they’re not always financially liable. That makes medical malpractice claims confusing, which can impact your outcome. Get help to identify the liable party before you sue.
Talk To A Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Recovering after medical malpractice is tough to do alone, especially when your family is hurting. Reach out to a lawyer for representation in the courtroom and legal guidance during your medical malpractice claim.
Hurt? Your Lawyer Can Help Calculate Your Damages
- Medical Bills
- Rehabilitative Care
- Costs Of Transport To Another Doctor
- Household Accommodations
- Household Services If Unable To Care For Home
- Lost Wages
- Loss Of Earning Capacity
- Pain And Suffering
- Mental Trauma
- Loss Of Enjoyment Of Life
- Punitive Damages
Connect With A Columbia Medical Malpractice Attorney
When you’ve been hurt or made sicker by your doctor, recovery can be a complicated road. You may need legal guidance to navigate this tough situation. Luckily, that’s where the attorneys at the Louthian Law Firm, P.A. can help. Reach out for a free consultation, where we can discuss your claim in detail. Call 803-592-6231 or complete the following online contact form.
Columbia Medical Malpractice FAQ
When you’re hurt by your doctor, you have questions that need answers. Luckily, that’s what we’re here for. If you’re hurt and need legal guidance, check out the frequently asked questions below, then reach out to our team for a free consultation on your claim.
Do I Have A Case For Medical Malpractice?
Many victims of medical malpractice struggle to be sure they’re eligible for a medical malpractice case. You may be worried your injuries don’t qualify, and you may be unsure you meet the criteria for a case. Your lawyer can review the details of your claim and help you take the right next steps for your recovery.
How Much Does A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Cost?
You may be worried about the costs you’ll be expected to take on if you sue a doctor or hospital for malpractice. But the costs may not be what you think. The cost of your lawsuit is based on contingency fees, which are paid based on the value of your claim. That means your lawyer receives a percentage of the settlement, not a set value. If we don’t win, you don’t pay.
What Are The Most Common Reasons Behind Malpractice Lawsuits?
Misdiagnosis, childbirth errors, and medication errors can all leave behind lasting trauma and scars. But even if your claim doesn’t fall into one of these categories, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Talk to your lawyer about the details of your medical malpractice claim to determine the cause of your injuries and your next steps.
Are Medical Malpractice Claims Hard To Win?
Medical malpractice claims can be difficult to win because doctors have more resources at their disposal. State laws often protect these doctors, and their insurance company will work hard to disprove you. We’ll work harder to get you compensated.
How Do I Prove Medical Malpractice?
When you’ve suffered medical negligence, gathering evidence for your case is an important first step. You’ll need evidence showing you were injured, that your injuries were caused by your doctor, and the damage was caused because of your doctor’s negligence.