How long do I have to file a medical malpractice claim in South Carolina?
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As a general rule, the statute of limitations for a medical malpractice lawsuit in South Carolina is three years from the date of the act or omission that gave rise to the lawsuit, or from the time the injury was, or reasonably should have been, discovered. There are, however, situations when the statute of limitations is tolled, or suspended, which effectively extends the time frame within which you may file a medical negligence lawsuit. Along with the statute of limitations, there are other procedural steps that must be followed prior to actually filing a lawsuit in order to preserve your rights as a plaintiff.
In order to protect your right to recover for any injuries or losses you have suffered, be sure to contact our medical malpractice attorneys at Joye Law Firm as soon as you suspect that you have been the victim of medical negligence.