Archive for Legal Malpractice

New South Carolina Case Holds Plaintiff Must File Expert Affidavit with Notice of Intent

Shannon Ranucci v. Crain Three years after suffering a collapsed lung following a medical procedure, Shannon Ranucci filed a Notice of Intent to File Suit (Notice) against Corey K. Crain, M.D.  Forty-five days later, Ranucci filed an affidavit of a medical expert as a supplement to her Notice of Intent to File Suit. Dr. Crain [...]

What is legal malpractice?

Legal malpractice occurs when an attorney causes harm to his or her client through the attorney’s negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, or breach of contract during the course of representation. In order to prevail in a cause of action for legal malpractice in South Carolina, the plaintiff must prove: (1) the existence of an attorney-client [...]