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How To File A Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Our experienced Michigan medical malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. handle lawsuits for victims of malpractice against doctors, hospitals, clinics, surgeons, and nurses. Many of these injuries are very serious, often requiring extensive medical treatment and the need for additional surgeries. Our attorneys are knowledgeable experts and have significant experience in handling medical malpractice lawsuits.

According to research by the National Institute of Health, medical malpractice kills 225,000 people each year. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention don’t include preventable medical error as a cause of death. If they did, doctor mistakes would be the third leading killer in America – placing between cancer (about 567,000 deaths per year) and chronic lower respiratory diseases (approximately 137,000 deaths per year).

Michigan law requires a victim injured from Michigan medical malpractice to follow these steps in order to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the negligent doctor, hospital, clinic, surgeon, or nurse.  If you believe that you or someone you know has been injured or harmed due to a medical mistake, here is advice on how to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

  1. Find the best possible medical malpractice lawyer to represent you and your case.
  2. File the claim within Michigan’s statute of limitations.
  3. Gather documentary evidence including medical records and hospital documents.
  4. Interview witnesses.
  5. Obtain written reports from the physician.
  6. Analyze your health insurance policy or welfare benefit plan.
  7. Obtain nursing and expert review of your claim.

Although many lawyers may offer to represent you in your case, it is important to choose a lawyer who handles serious medical malpractice cases every day and has significant experience and expertise in representing injury victims. The lawyer that you choose for your case is often the difference between receiving a fair settlement or no settlement at all.

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For more information about how to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, you can order our FREE book, "The Ultimate Michigan Medical Malpractice Handbook" which explains the legal process in Michigan and what must be proven to win your case. We will send out the book immediately to you.

Our No Fee Promise For Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

We will represent you in your Michigan medical malpractice case under out NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!

Contact Your Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you suspect that your or a family member have been the victim of medical malpractice, you should contact our office immediately to discuss your case. There are strict time limitations for filing medical malpractice cases in Michigan and if you wait too long, your case may be barred forever. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 or simply fill out the Get Help Now box to the right of this page and “Click to Submit.” Our experience attorneys will get back to you shortly.






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