Personal Injury

Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Beaufort, South Carolina


Our trusted team of personal injury lawyers at the law firm of Harvey & Battey, P.A., in Beaufort, South Carolina, represent injured individuals in medical malpractice cases. Our firm is able to devote the resources that are necessary to help you obtain a full financial recovery. If you or a loved one has been injured by a medical provider in South Carolina, contact us for a free initial consultation so we can learn more about your case and explain your rights.


Malpractice is not just an adverse medical result. Sometimes an adverse result can happen even when doctors and hospital staff do everything right. However, if your medical provider did not follow the proper standard of care in the medical community, and you are injured as a result, your provider may be liable for malpractice.

Examples of medical malpractice may include:

  • Overly aggressive chiropractic manipulations that create adverse medical conditions
  • Surgical mistakes such as operating on the wrong part of the body
  • Errors in the administration of anesthetics that lead to death or injuries
  • Lack of fetal monitoring that may cause death or injuries, such as cerebral palsy and birth defects
  • Misdiagnosis of heart attack in an emergency room setting
  • Misdiagnosis of cancer due to the failure to order proper tests

Medical negligence is difficult to prove, and it requires the use of experts to testify that the care you received failed to meet the appropriate standard of care. Our personal injury lawyers have the experience and financial resources to locate and retain the appropriate experts for your case.

 If you have been injured by malpractice, you should contact a medical malpractice lawyer now to protect your rights. Our personal injury lawyers will act immediately to gather the evidence we need and work closely with you to resolve your case.

Our experienced team of South Carolina personal injury attorneys include William B. Harvey III, Thomas A. Holloway, J. Samuel Scoville, and Austin Blake.


Q: How long do you have to sue for medical malpractice in South Carolina?

A: The statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in South Carolina is three years. To clarify, this means generally you have three years from the date of the procedure that caused the injury or from the date that the injury was discovered or should have been discovered. However, if the defendant hospital is a charitable organization, the statute of limitation may be shortened to two (2) years.

Q: How long do medical malpractice cases typically take to resolve?

A: Medical malpractice cases require a lot of evidence and can have many intricacies depending on how complex your case is. While some cases may resolve within a year or two, many can take 3-5 years before they are concluded. Further, while some medical malpractice cases will settle out of court or during the discovery process, others may go all the way through trial to a jury verdict, and possible appeal.

Q: What are the 4 Ds of negligence that are necessary to demonstrate medical malpractice?

A: The “4 Ds” of medical negligence are (1) duty, (2) deviation from the standard of care, (3) damages, and (4) direct cause. In short, any medical negligence claim must demonstrate that these 4 specific elements exist in order to be successful.      

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Initial consultations in potential medical malpractice cases are free, and our attorneys undertake most cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay no out-of-pocket expenses for our legal representation. Our attorney fees are paid from the settlement funds at the successful conclusion of your case. We don’t receive any money unless we collect money for you.

For more information or to discuss your case with a lawyer at Harvey & Battey, call (843) 524-3109 or click the button below to contact us online.