According to the the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE for children aged 5 to 11 years old. Tomorrow (Tuesday) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to give final clearance for the shot and 50 million doses will be distributed across the states.
According to a spokesperson for South Carolina, the supply shots in the state has consistently exceeded demand but it has “enough vaccine available to accommodate what we hope will be a heightened demand” for children’s vaccines.
“We’re going to be left with a bifurcated situation like we have with the adults, where you have the northeast, West Coast, and some of the Upper Midwest vaccinated, and then the rest of the country partly vaccinated at best.”
- Ira Loss (Senior Healthcare Analyst at Washington Analysis)
“We plan to use the current vaccination infrastructure already in place for vaccinating children rather than have large scale events,”
- Spokeswoman for Arkansas’ Public Health Department
Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Columbia, SC
Our Columbia Medical Malpractice Lawyers at the Strom Law Firm are familiar with litigating South Carolina personal injury cases and can often help victims recover substantially more compensation than they would be able to retain on their own, so it is highly advisable for anyone injured as a result of medical malpractice to discuss their options with one of our Columbia Medical Malpractice Lawyers.
The core principle of the practice of medicine states, “First, do no harm.” Even so, inept and negligent doctors injure patients all the time. The Civil Justice Resource Group estimates that 65,000 to 200,000 deaths occur due to medical mishaps every year. This means that medical malpractice victimizes the equivalent of one percent of all hospital patients.
If injured by the mistakes of a doctor, you may be able to bring a claim against the doctor or the medical care facility to seek compensation for your injury. Medical malpractice cases are often complex and very difficult to prove. It is important to have a skilled and experienced attorney on your side. At Strom Law Firm, our Columbia Medical Malpractice Lawyers have the experience representing victimized patients, and we want to fight for you in the unfortunate circumstance that a doctor or medical staff injures you.
Developing a Medical Malpractice Case
Medical malpractice cases are complex. Preparation is key, but we handle all of the hard work. You will likely need an expert witness to testify to information that is outside the realm of common knowledge. We will find the right medical experts for your case to ensure that the jury can understand your doctor’s mistakes.
That same expert, or another, will likely need to testify to prove that the medical provider’s actions, or lack thereof, caused your injuries.
We have spent years developing relationships with high quality and reliable expert witnesses. Using such highly regarded witnesses can add significant value to a claim, while also putting pressure on the defendant’s representatives. Our Columbia medical malpractice lawyers will select the right expert for your situation.
Medical facilities and providers are often stubborn about what information they are willing to turn over to a plaintiff. It is important to push for every relevant record available. It is also essential that you, as the plaintiff, preserve any potential evidence that may be in your possession. Evidence can come in many forms:
- Expert Reports and Testimony
Strom Law Firm attorneys are experienced in developing medical malpractice cases and are ready to work hard towards recovering your compensation.
Pursuing Compensation for Your Columbia Medical Malpractice Injuries
South Carolina has taken steps to make claims more difficult for medical malpractice victims. Statutes have been passed to protect doctors and create additional hurdles that must be crossed before a lawsuit is even filed.
Prior to filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, a plaintiff must:
- File a Notice of Intent to file suit
- Along with the notice of intent, a plaintiff must file an expert affidavit.
- In order to provide that affidavit, an expert must have the opportunity to review medical records and determine that a mistake was likely made.
- Finally, a mediation conference is required.
All of the above is required before a lawsuit is even filed. If any requirements are overlooked, you may be prohibited from filing a lawsuit at all.