Michigan Medical Malpractice Attorneys
By Your Side After a Medical Tragedy
Whether you’ve been injured in a routine procedure or had your serious health condition misdiagnosed, you deserve to be represented by a personal injury law firm that cares about its clients. At Bashore Green Law Group, our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers recognize that doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals make mistakes, but those mistakes shouldn’t come at the cost of their patients’ health and safety. For over a decade, our law firm has helped countless clients throughout the state get the justice they deserved. We can protect your rights and defend you from medical institutions that may attempt to evade responsibility.
What Constitutes Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice refers to injuries or illnesses acquired from a medical professional’s negligence. Just as all drivers are responsible for driving safely because they owe a duty of care to other drivers and passengers on the road, doctors, nurses, and other staff owe a duty of care to their patients.
There are many types of medical malpractice, some of which include:
- Failure to diagnose a medical condition: When hospitals or doctors fail to administer a test or otherwise not diagnose someone’s existing medical condition, this constitutes negligence. Failure to diagnose and treat someone’s condition can make that condition worse and jeopardize a patient’s health. One example of this is when a person’s head injury goes undiagnosed and develops into permanent brain damage.
- Postoperative negligence: This refers to mistakes or lack of care given following a surgery. All medical professionals are responsible for monitoring their patients after surgery to treat any complications, side effects, and infections that may occur. Some examples of conditions that can arise include internal bleeding, blood clots, organ perforation, and respiratory infections.
- Medication errors: Medical professionals can be held responsible for injuries or illnesses that occur when they make an error in prescribing or administering medication. A patient’s health can be seriously impacted when they’re administered the wrong medication, given an incorrect dosage, or prescribed a medication that fails to take their allergies into account.
- Birth injuries: Doctors can, unfortunately, make numerous mistakes during pregnancy or childbirth that can impact both an infant and mother’s health and alter the way a child grows up and lives their lives. Common birth injuries include delayed C-section, oxygen deprivation, and failure to monitor, which can lead to issues like a ruptured uterus.
Other examples of malpractice include failing to intubate, neglecting to inform the patient of risks or instructions regarding procedures or medications, failing to follow hospital protocol, and failing to sterilize equipment before using. Injuries and illnesses often involved in medical malpractice lawsuits include organ damage (typically from surgical errors), cancer, brain injuries, paralysis, internal bleeding, and broken bones.
What Do I Need to Do to Prove Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice can be complicated because there are various elements a patient must prove to hold their medical professional or institution responsible for damages they’ve accrued. This is why it’s important to hire a medical malpractice lawyer who has demonstrated success in winning cases, like one of our lawyers at Bashore Green Law Group.
Elements clients must prove in their cases include:
- There was a duty of care: Patients must show that there existed a doctor-patient relationship. If your primary physician injured you, for example, this can be as simple as gathering your medical records showing the professional is your assigned doctor. This is needed to show your doctor owed you a duty of care.
- The professional breached that duty of care: You must prove that the at-fault party violated their duty of care. Patients who wish to file claims will have to have a medical professional in the same field testify that the care the at-fault party provided was less than adequate.
- The breach of duty was directly responsible for the injuries
- The injuries caused damages: These damages can be both economic and non-economic, such as incurred medical bills, lost income, or emotional suffering, as well as physical pain.
With over a decade of experience, our medical malpractice attorneys have the knowledge and resources that you need to win your case. With our help, we’ve been able to recover millions in damages for our clients, including medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and even punitive damages.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim in Michigan?
In addition to getting the compensation you deserve to heal and reclaim your life our lawyers are also aware of the state laws and deadlines we need to abide by to ensure you don’t miss your opportunity to get justice. Patients generally have two years from the date of the negligent act to file a claim, or six months from the date the patient’s discovered the existence of the claim in Michigan.
If the patient dies from their wounds or illness, their personal representative can file a medical malpractice lawsuit within two years of being appointed. By calling us, you can ensure your case is handled with care by a medical malpractice law firm that knows how to get results and genuinely wants you and your family to heal.
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