Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers handle cases involving the wrongful deaths of patients for family members who have lost a loved one in a medical malpractice. These lawsuits are filed against the hospital facility doctors, nurses, or surgeons whose negligence in their care of the patient caused a premature and untimely death.
This type of lawsuit is brought under the Michigan Wrongful Death Statute. The suits seek compensation for the family members and aim to prevent such a tragedy from happening to another patient. Typically, the family will select a personal representative to bring the lawsuit for them. Other family members still participate in the case and work together to assist the attorney.
When the case settles, it is the judge who determines how much each family member will receive from the settlement. The judge tries to make sure that everyone receives a fair share. No settlement money can be distributed to anyone until a court order is entered by the judge specifying the payment to each family member.
Types of Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Cases
Michigan wrongful death lawsuits for medical malpractice deaths arise from a number of different types of abuse and neglect. These include:
- Misdiagnosed cancer (lung cancer, cervical cancer, breast cancer)
- Birth Injuries such as cerebral palsy and shoulder dystocia
- Misread x-rays and pap smears
- Emergency room error
- Medication error
- Surgical error
- Anesthesia error
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Statute of Limitations For Michigan Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death Lawsuits
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice varies from state to state. There are strict limitations for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. In Michigan, the time limit is typically two years for medical malpractice lawsuits, but this period can be extended for several more years in cases involving death in certain circumstances. If you miss a deadline, your claim may be lost forever.
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Our No Fee Promise for Michigan Medical Malpractice Death Cases
We will represent you in your Michigan medical malpractice case under our 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 a Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Learn more about filing a wrongful death lawsuit for medical malpractice by calling our experienced attorneys now at (800) 606-1717. We will listen to your story to determine if you have a case. If you do, we will get all of the medical records and start working on your case immediately.