Medical malpractice is negligence by a doctor or other health care provider in which the care provided deviates from accepted standards of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient. The standard for medical malpractice differs in each state, and the procedural requirements to bringing a medical malpractice action against a medical provider are intricate, time consuming and costly. Most physicians are required to maintain medical malpractice insurance to cover the cost of any medical malpractice they may commit.
Medical malpractice claimants must bring suit within specific time frames that vary from state to state. Some states also have various committees and requirements a claimaint must hurdle prior to being allowed to bring suit. Medical malpractice “caps” may limit the amount of damages a claimant can recover.
When you are injured you need someone with the knowledge and experience to obtain a fair and just recovery for you and your family. Our main office is in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. If you or a member of your family has been the victim of medical malpractice, call the Kerr Law Firm for a free consultation.