South Carolina Medical Malpractice Questions & Answers

Q: your primary Dr knew for 3 years that you had Chronic kidney disease, and never treated or told you .

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for South Carolina on
Answered on Mar 21, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
A lot depends on if it would have made a difference. Contact attorney Carl Jacobson in Charleson. He gives free consults. Tell him I suggested you call.

Q: My Physician Patient Relationship was terminated. How long do I have to requested a referral?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for South Carolina on
Answered on Mar 5, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Contact whateverPCP you have now. A suggestion--don't be hypercritical of the neurosurgeon. You don't want a reputation as a "difficult patient."

Q: My mother passed away recently- I would like a lawyer to let me know if her meds were to blame- I have made a list

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for South Carolina on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
No one could tell that without being a doctor, seeing the autopsy report, seeing ALL of her medical records. For starters, why not consult a member of the S.C. Assn for Justice--they give free consultations.

Q: My lawyer filed a voluntarily dismissal of my complaint w/o explanation and is avoiding my calls. What should I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Probate and Wrongful Death for South Carolina on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Call the attorney's secretary,explain that you want a meeting, and if you don't receive that you will have no option other than to file a complaint with the bar.

Q: Do we have a case?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for South Carolina on
Answered on Oct 9, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Contact a member of the SC Trial Lawyers Assn like Chuck Jacobson in Charleston,as they give free consultations.

Q: I had my first surgery on my left elbow in October 2014 I had carpal tunnel i gotta have another surgery whats my rights

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for South Carolina on
Answered on Jun 30, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Depends on the reason for the second surgery. No surgery has guarantees--on the contrary, you sign a list of horrible outcomes that could happen, including nerve damage, paralysis, pain syndrome etc. Contact a member of the SC Assn for Justice--they give free consults.

Q: How do I find a medical malpractice lawyer? Knee Replacement?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for South Carolina on
Answered on May 23, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Not necessarily malpractice,but why not call Carl Jacobson in Charleston. Tell him I suggested you call.

Q: I would like to know if I have rights to sue.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for South Carolina on
Answered on Nov 4, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Difficult to say and suggest you contact a member of the SC Trial lawyers Assn--they give free consultations. Generally, it has to be shown that what happened was due to the doctor not following accepted procedures. A bad result doesn't mean malpractice. It would make sense to see a plastic surgeon to know your options, and without being critical of the doctor who did it ask "is this usually what it looks like?"

Either way you need to know your options.

Q: Is a chiropractor legally allowed to be a medical sponsor for micropimentation(permanent makeup)services?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Health Care Law for South Carolina on
Answered on Oct 17, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Depends on the states licensing, and if it is determined to be a medical procedure. Sounds like the person would be better off getting any such process from a dermatologist who is an MD.

Q: Can I sue someone if my wife has cancer

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for South Carolina on
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
You should consult Ron Motley's firm--give them my name. They can best advise you.

Q: I am a Paramedic in SC. I want to start my own business selling 1st aid kits. Any liability if I include medications?

2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability for South Carolina on
Answered on Sep 25, 2016
John Roland Lund's answer
Dispensing medication is highly regulated as you likely understand. If you are thinking about including things like prepackaged ibuprofen or other OTC medicines and you provide them in packaging containing all of the manufacturer's labeling and warnings, then I think you'd be in fairly safe waters. If you are thinking about medications that a paramedic might use, like an Epipen, then that could be a problem unless you only sell to licensed paramedics. Basically, you don't want to create a...

Q: Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for South Carolina on
Answered on Aug 25, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Means they care enough to spend money but that it's not so clear that they can do it with one expert.Nearly all Medical cases are complex. Comes with the territory.

Q: Can your medical provider not write down your questions or concern leaving you no account from your injury

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Health Care Law for South Carolina on
Answered on Feb 16, 2016
Adam Studnicki's answer
Different doctors take notes differently. A local lawyer can advise.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and...

Q: Do I need to answer a motion to dismiss a small claims court case in South Carolina?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for South Carolina on
Answered on Nov 16, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
Generally speaking, it's a good idea to respond go motions.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and help with...

Q: Do I need to answer a motion to dismiss a small claims court case in South Carolina?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for South Carolina on
Answered on Nov 16, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
Generally speaking, it's a good idea to respond to motions.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and help with...

Q: there 8s s class action lawsuit whereas my husband file is being use. Can i start a individual lawsuit on my own?n

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for South Carolina on
Answered on Aug 20, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
More information is needed. If you lawsuit is derivative of his, then maybe not, but check with a local injury lawyer to be sure.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts...

Q: Can we sue for medical malpractice against a psychologist in NC from SC?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for South Carolina on
Answered on Nov 13, 2011
Evan Guthrie's answer
Yes. If there are proper grounds for an action. Contact an attorney on NC where the alleged malpractice happened.

Evan Guthrie is licensed to practice law throughout the state of South Carolina. For further information visit his website at http://www.ekglaw.com . Evan Guthrie Law Firm 164 Market Street Suite 362 Charleston SC 29401 843-926-3813

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