Our law firm is frequently contacted by the public to investigate medical malpractice cases on behalf of themselves and family members. Many of these inquiries related to medical treatment that was provided by a doctor, clinic, or hospital in the Detroit area. A medical malpractice case relating to negligent care in Detroit would be filed in the Wayne County Circuit Court.
Many patients are provided treatment and have a poor or unexpected result, like an additional injury, the need for other surgeries, and even death. A poor or unexpected result does not mean that there was malpractice or negligent treatment. Quite often, the medical provider follows the standard protocol for treatment but the outcome is poor. Some treatments have risks involved and other times a the physician simply cannot prevent a poor outcome.
Medical malpractice occurs when the medical provider fails to comply with the standard of care. This often means failing to make a proper diagnosis, failing to provide necessary treatment, or failing to monitor a patient. In these instances, an experienced medical malpractice lawyer can review the medical records and chart to see if the care provided to the patient was negligent. If it was, it may give rise to a medical malpractice case.