Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers represent patients like you who have suffered injuries due to medical mistakes made at an ambulatory surgery center (ASC). Many of these injuries are very serious, often requiring extensive medical treatment and the need for additional surgeries. When a medical error occurs at an ambulatory surgery center causes a death, it can give rise to a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit.
There are risks involved in every medical procedure performed at an ambulatory surgery center and not all poor results are due to medical malpractice. A lawsuit can only be filed when there is a medical error or mistake that caused your injury. Our experience medical malpractice lawyers will review your medical chart and determine whether your injury was the result of negligent treatment or just a normal risk or complication of your procedure.
Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Ambulatory surgery centers are a medical facility where an outpatient surgery, also known as same-day surgery or day surgery is performed. These ambulatory surgeries do not require an overnight hospital stay and that is why a patient who undergoes an ambulatory surgery is classified as an outpatient. This type of surgery has grown in popularity due to the rise in ambulatory surgery center and improved technology.
Patient Risks At Ambulatory Surgery Centers
When a patient undergoes a surgical procedure at an ambulatory surgery center, they may be put at more risk for injury than having the surgery performed at a Michigan hospital. This is because ambulatory surgery centers are not as regulated as Michigan hospitals. In fact, the most common errors that take place at ambulatory surgery centers include:
- System error or failure to take and implement basic safety measures that must be followed to protect patients
- Failure to sterilize equipment
- Discharging a patient too soon before they are really ready to go home
- Poor documentation of safety procedures
- Poor staff oversight and failing to provide good supervision of staff
Contact A Michigan Ambulatory Surgery Center Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you suspect that you or a family member have been the victim of medical malpractice at an ambulatory surgery center, 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.
You should also request 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.