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Michigan Medical Malpractice FAQs

michigan medical malpractice FAQsOur Michigan medical malpractice lawyers are aware that you probably have many questions about your current situation. We try to answer many of these questions below. There are the most common questions we are often asked by clients that visit our office.

Of course, if you have a question that is specific to your case and would like to speak with one of our medical malpractice attorneys, you can do just that. Call us anytime at (800) 606-1717 and we will answer any question that you have. The phone call and information we provide you will cost you nothing. In fact, if you have a case and we represent you, you will not pay anything until you receive your settlement check!

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  • Can a hospital be sued for not diagnosing a patient with necrotizing fasciitis?

    Yes, a hospital can be sued for not diagnosing a patient with necrotizing fasciitis.  Failure to diagnose necrotizing fasciitis can often result in significant permanent injuries to the patient, even death.  This is because prompt and appropriate treatment is urgent for the best possibility of recovery.

    Therefore, when the hospital makes the error of not properly diagnosing a patient with necrotizing fasciitis it is considered medical negligence and the hospital may be able to be sued in a Michigan medical malpractice lawsuit to collect compensation for all pain and suffering and economic damages.  

    For more information of filing a claim against the hospital for not diagnosing necrotizing fasciitis and to speak with one of or top rated Michigan medical malpractice lawyers, call our award winning law firm today at (800) 606-1717.  We will start investigating your claim immediately gathering all the evidence and medical records to prove and win your case.  Call now for your Free, No Obligation Case Review and learn your legal rights!

  • Can I file a Michigan medical malpractice lawsuit for the misdiagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis?

    Yes, you can file a Michigan medical malpractice lawsuit for the misdiagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis.

    Necrotizing fasciitis is a progressive, rapidly spreading, inflammatory infection located in the deep fascia of the skin.  Doctors and hospitals should be properly trained to evaluate a patient’s symptoms or laboratory results so that a misdiagnosis is not made.   If the condition is misdiagnosed, treatment is then delayed which can lead to significant injury to the patient, even death.

    Therefore, when a Michigan doctor or hospital misdiagnosis necrotizing fasciitis, and as a result you suffer significant harm and injury, it is considered medical negligence and you may be able to file a Michigan medical malpractice lawsuit.

    There are strict statute of limitations for filing such claims so it is important that you speak with one of our top rated Michigan medical malpractice lawyers immediately to learn your rights.  Our attorneys have significant experience in these types of cases and will be able to help you win maximum settlement for your injuries.  Call today at (800) 606-1717.  We offer a Free, No Obligation Case Review and will represent you under our No Win, No Fee Promise.  This means there are no legal fees or costs whatsoever until we win or settle your claim. Call now!

  • Do I waive my right to sue for malpractice by signing a consent form?

    No, you do not waive your right to sue for medical malpractice simply because you signed a consent form before your treatment.  Although every doctor, hospital, and surgeon requires all patients to sign a consent form before any surgery or procedure, this does not eliminate your right to file a lawsuit if you were the victim of a medical error or mistake. Physicians and hospitals cannot force anyone to waive their right to sue because the patient signed a consent form.   Courts have not held that a patient gives up the right to file a lawsuit because a form was signed before a surgery or other procedure.

    If you believe that you have been injured or harmed due to medical malpractice, you should contact our experienced attorneys today to discuss your situation.  We can determine if you were the victim of medical malpractice and if you have the right to file a case.  Call us today at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our qualified medical malpractice attorneys.

  • Can I sue for medical malpractice if I signed a consent form before surgery?

    Yes. Every doctor, hospital, and surgeon requires that a patient sign an Informed Consent form before any surgery or procedure.  These forms are supposed to list the potential risks and complications to the patient from the anesthesia and the surgery.  Most forms list a large number of potential complications even if the risk is very small.  Essentially, the medical provider is trying to “cover all bases” in the event of a bad outcome or adverse event during and after the procedure.  Although there are potential risks with every medical procedure, a patient does not give up all rights to file a medical malpractice lawsuit by signing a consent form. 

    Patients do not consent to medical errors or mistakes, medical negligence, or medical malpractice.  Doctors and hospitals cannot avoid liability simply because the patient signed a consent form.  If you believe that you have been injured or harmed due to medical malpractice, you should contact our experienced attorneys today to discuss your situation.  We can determine if you were the victim of medical malpractice and if you have the right to file a case.  Call us today at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our qualified medical malpractice attorneys.

  • Can I sue for perforated bowel during surgery?

    Yes, you may be able to sue for a perforated bowel during surgery. It is the standard measure of care and responsibility of the doctor, surgeon, or medical professional performing the surgical procedure to examine the bowel during the operation to ensure there have been no cuts or injuries to the bowel.  However, if the medical professional does not detect the perforation during surgery and as a result you suffer significant injuries or have a poor outcome you may be able to sue the doctor or hospital for their negligence.

    At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. we are able to help you and give you answers to all of your questions.  Our expert medical malpractice attorneys have significant experience in these types of cases and have the knowledge and expertise to determine if medical negligence or surgical error has taken place.  For more information on your legal rights and to find out if you can sue for perforated bowel during surgery, call our award winning law firm today at (800) 606-1717.  For over 50 years, we have helped thousands of injured patients collect maximum compensation for their pain and suffering.  We can do the same for you.

  • Can I file a medical malpractice lawsuit for a nicked bowel during surgery?

    Yes, you may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit for a nicked bowel during surgery. Some surgical procedures do carry a risk of having your bowel nicked, however with preventable measures and proper surgical technique bowel perforation should not happen.

    When a patient suffers from a torn bowel and it is not detected, the doctor or surgeon may be found negligent and the resulting outcomes to the patient may be poor.  Injuries such as infection, including sepsis, the requirement for additional surgeries such as a colonoscopy, requirement to wear a colostomy bag, or even death can result. Therefore, patients suffering serious harm after their bowel was nicked during a surgical procedure do have legal rights and may be able to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit against the negligent doctor, surgeon or medical care provider.

    For more information on your legal rights and to get help filing a claim for injuries caused by a torn bowel, call our top rated Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C law firm today at (800) 606-1717.  You will speak directly with one of our experienced attorneys who will be able to answer any questions that you may have and advise you on whether or not you are eligible to file a medical malpractice claim.  

  • How do I file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the Veterans Administration?

    Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against the Veterans Administration can be complicated due to the fact that when these claims are filed they are filed under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). The FTCA is a law that allows servicemen, military dependents, and other non-active duty victims of negligence to sue government agencies in federal court for injury committed by military doctors and other health care providers acting on behalf of the U.S.

    This Act makes it necessary for a VA Hospital medical malpractice victim to submit certain forms even before filing a lawsuit against the Veterans Administration. The failure to comply with these requirements can result in a valid case being barred for technical reasons alone.  For this reason, it is important that when deciding to file a lawsuit you consult with a Federal Tort Claim Act lawyer first. It will be in your best interest due to the strict stipulations and time limitations to have an attorney on your side.

    For more information on how to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the Veterans Administration or to learn your legal rights, call our top rated law firm today at (800) 606-1717.  Our expert Federal Tort Claim Act attorneys have significant experience handling these types of claims and will represent you under our No Fee Promise. This means that you do not pay any legal fees whatsoever until we win or settle your case.  Call now for a free, no obligation case review.

  • Can I sue a VA hospital for medical malpractice?

    Yes, you can sue a VA hospital for medical malpractice. Common types of medical mistakes that occur at a Veterans Administration Hospital and gives rise to these types of lawsuits includes surgery errors, medication mistakes, the failure to diagnose a medical condition, or failure to order necessary medical tests. In cases involving death, a wrongful death lawsuit may be able to be pursued for the surviving family members of the deceased patient.

    There are strict procedural requirements as well as statute of limitations when suing a VA hospital. For this reason it is important if you or your loved one suspect your injuries occurred due to medical mistake at the VA hospital it is important you contact an experienced and qualified attorney immediately.

    At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. our expert medical malpractice attorneys have significant experience in these types of cases and have won substantial settlements for our client.  We also offer a No Win No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your case. Call today at (800) 606-1717.  We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and medical records to prove and win your case.

  • Can I file a medical malpractice lawsuit for failing to diagnose skin cancer with a biopsy?

    Yes, you may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit for the failure to diagnose skin cancer with a biopsy report. Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers at the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. have the knowledge and expertise in these types of cases winning high settlements against negligent doctors and medical facilities.

    Biopsy reports are necessary to diagnose skin cancer at an early stage so that aggressive medical treatment can begin to combat this deadly disease.  When a biopsy report is produced by the lab and provided to the doctor, the doctor is required to read the report and make proper recommendation. The failure to request a biopsy and the delay in treatment for a patient with an abnormal biopsy can give rise to a medical malpractice lawsuit.

    For more information about filing a medical malpractice claim for failure to diagnose skin cancer, call our top rated attorneys today at (800) 606-1717. Skin cancer patients not diagnosed due to a medical professional’s failure to read or request a biopsy do have legal rights and can pursue a case.  In cases involving death, the surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit.

  • Is it malpractice if a doctor does not order a biopsy to diagnose melanoma?

    Yes, it may be malpractice if a doctor does not order a biopsy to diagnose melanoma. Biopsies are necessary to diagnose melanoma at an early state so that aggressive medical treatment can be made.  If a doctor does not order a biopsy, and due to the doctors failure to do so the patient has a delayed diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, negligence has occurred and that is considered malpractice.

    A doctor is expected to understand the signs of melanoma and know when a biopsy should be ordered.  The failure of doctor to request a biopsy when the patient is showing signs of possible skin cancer can give rise to lawsuit against the physician.

    Call today at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our top rated Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. medical malpractice attorneys. We will obtain all of the medical records, personally review them, and then consult about your case with a board certified physician. We'll then tell you exactly what happened. If you have a medical malpractice case, we will start working on it immediately! Call today for a free, no obligation case review.