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What is the potential liability in a medical malpractice case in South Carolina?

South Carolina medical malpractice defendants are potentially liable for all of the plaintiff’s economic damages. Noneconomic damages are limited to approximately $350,000 per defendant with a cap of about $1.05 million in each case. These amounts are reviewed annually and increased or decreased as appropriate based on the Consumer Price Index. However, it is important to note that there is no cap on noneconomic or punitive damages if the defendant is found guilty of willful negligence or misconduct.

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