Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers represent patients like you who have suffered injuries due to medical mistakes made by doctors, nurses, and hospitals. Many of these injuries are very serious, often requiring extensive medical treatment and the need for additional surgeries. When a medical error causes a death, it can give rise to a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit.
There are risks involved in every medical procedure 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.
Dilation and Curettage Procedure
The dilation and curettage procedure is called a D&C. The D stands for dilation, which means enlarging. Curettage (the C) means scraping. Together, this procedure involves expanding or enlarging the entrance of a woman's uterus so that a thin, sharp instrument can scrape or suction away the lining of the uterus and take tissue samples.
D&C is usually a diagnostic procedure and seldom is therapeutic. It may stop bleeding for a little while (2-6 months), then the prior abnormal bleeding tends to return.
Risks of Dilation and Curettage Procedures
The most common risks of a Dilation and Curettage procedure are:
- Hemorrhage with possible hysterectomy
- Perforation of the uterus
- Injury to the bowel or bladder
Time Deadlines for Filing a Dilation and Curettage Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
You should be aware that there are strict time limitations for filing medical malpractice suits in Michigan. In general, you must file your medical malpractice claim within two years of the injury or negligent medical treatment. There are some exceptions for cases involving minors, wrongful death cases, and other situations, but you need to discuss these with a lawyer as soon as possible. If you wait too long to contact a lawyer, your claim may be destroyed.
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Contact Our Dilation and Curettage Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice in Michigan, you may be able to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for your injuries. Call our award winning legal team today at (800) 606-1717. We will listen to your story and determine if you are eligible to file a claim. There are strict time deadlines so it is important that you call us today.
If we accept your case, we will begin work immediately. All clients are represented under our No Fee Promise, which means you will not pay anything unless we are able to recover compensation for you. There is absolutely nothing to lose, so call us today!