Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. handle lawsuits against hospitals and surgeons in cases when a patient dies during surgery. While there are many potential risks involved in every surgical procedure, there are many circumstances when a patient dies during surgery is the result of medical negligence. When a patient dies during surgery from a medical mistake, the surviving family members can file a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit for medical malpractice.
Common Reasons For A Patient to Die During Surgery
Death during a routine surgery or non-emergency surgery can happen, but it is often the result of medical malpractice during the surgery. The most common causes of a patient death during surgery include:
- Anesthesia errors and mistakes
- Surgeon error in the performance of the surgery
- Cardiac arrest during surgery
- Failure to monitor patient’s vitals
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Lack of oxygen during surgery
- Pulmonary embolism during surgery
When a patient dies on the operating table during a surgical procedure, the family members should investigate whether the death was the result of medical negligence or whether it was from a complication that arose during the surgery that was not the result of a medical mistake. Both of these will help a family obtain closure after the loss of a loved one.
Our experienced Michigan medical malpractice legal team will review the entire surgery report and then discuss the treatment with a board-certified surgeon to determine whether the death was due to medical malpractice. If there was medical mistake by a physician that caused the death, we then pursue a medical malpractice case seeking damages under the Michigan Wrongful Death Statute.
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Statute of Limitations For Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases varies from state to state. In Michigan, you must file a lawsuit within two years of the date of the malpractice. There are some exceptions for cases involving the death of the patient. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact the Michigan malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately.
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Contact a Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Our experienced Michigan medical malpractice lawyers handle cases involving patients who die on the operating table during surgery. Families of a patient who died from a suspicious death during surgery should contact the Michigan medical malpractice firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys about your case.