How do I tell if a doctor has committed malpractice?
In some instances it is obvious if a doctor has committed malpractice. However, in the vast majority of circumstances, it is impossible for a patient or their family to tell whether a doctor has committed malpractice. In fact, under many circumstances, it is impossible for an attorney to tell whether a doctor has committed malpractice without reviewing the medical records. The only way to know for sure is to request the medical records and get a doctor to review them and give an independent opinion about the treatment that was received. If you suspect you or someone you know has been a victim of medical malpractice, I would urge you to hire an experienced South Carolina medical malpractice lawyer to obtain the medical records and get them to a doctor who can give you an initial opinion about the situation.