Yes, you can file a lawsuit if you or a family member suffers serious injury due to a misdiagnosis while in the intensive care unit at a hospital. The lawsuit would be filed against the negligent Michigan hospital and doctors who caused the injury. This type of lawsuit is called a medical malpractice lawsuit. The most commonly misdiagnosed conditions in the intensive care unit include heart attack, pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, and infections.
In Michigan, a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging the misdiagnosis of a patient in the intensive care unit, the patient must prove that a proper and timely diagnosis would have resulted in a better medical outcome, and with this proper diagnosis the patient would have received appropriate treatment and avoided serious injury or death. Expert testimonial is required to prove this part of the case. It is recommended that you hire the best possible Michigan medical malpractice attorney to handle your case if you want to file a lawsuit for the injuries suffered in the ICU.