Doctors can, and do make mistakes
According to a recent study, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. It is estimated that 210,000—400,000 deaths are caused by medical harm.
Doctors and other health care providers are people; and people make mistakes.
In a health care setting, during times of physical and mental frailty and vulnerability, there is no room for error. Medical negligence kills and catastrophically injures hundreds of thousands of people every year in the United States.
The McKnight Law Firm is an experienced litigation and trial law firm that can manage your medical malpractice claim, however complex.
Medical records may reveal violations
We work with nurse consultants who review medical records with a trained eye to determine whether the records reveal any violations of the medical standards of care. We are also associated with a host of physicians and other health care professionals who assist in evaluating and supporting your medical negligence case.
Next steps in medical negligence, malpractice cases
Once it is determined that there has been medical negligence that has caused serious injuries, the McKnight Law Firm will receive affidavit(s) from qualified experts, then file a Notice of Intent to File Suit, which is part of the South Carolina statutory pre-suit mediation process.
Building a professional team in medical malpractice cases
If not settled, the case then goes into formal litigation. Medical malpractice cases are some of the most time consuming, complex and high cost cases to prosecute. The McKnight Law Firm handles many malpractice cases independently, without associating other counsel. However, medical malpractice has sub-specialties, best suited for firms that handle only those sub-specialties. The McKnight Law Firm will often work as a team with other such sub-specialty law firms to ensure that you and your family’s case is being prosecuted by a group of attorneys with a reputation for excellence in those areas.
The McKnight Law Firm is associated with a number of specialty physicians, vocational experts, pain specialists, life care planning experts, economists, and other experts, who assist in evaluating the extent of harms and economic losses caused by medical negligence. These experts work with us throughout the case and will testify at trial if necessary.
Call us to evaluate your situation if you or a family member may have been a victim of medical malpractice.