A person who has suffered harm due to a medical error or mistake can file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Michigan. If a person dies due to medical negligence, the surviving family members can file a lawsuit. In cases involving death, a wrongful death suit will be filed.
Medical malpractice is much more than the physician or other health care provider making a simple mistake. Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider improperly treats a patient or performs treatment in a negligent manner. Many times, a physician or hospital fails to use appropriate treatment methods or neglects the patient. The results of this inadequate and inappropriate care can cause significant permanent injuries and even death. If you feel you have been neglected by your hospital or surgeon, you may be eligible to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.