Our medical malpractice lawyers have significant experience when it comes to filing a Michigan medical malpractice lawsuit on behalf of an injury victim. Many times, we are able to settle a claim before every filing a lawsuit, but on other occasions the best way to achieve the maximum settlement is file a lawsuit at the courthouse.
Before We File A Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
There are several important things that our lawyers do before we ever file a medical malpractice lawsuit. First, we fully investigate the case to prove that the hospital, doctor, surgeon, nurse was at fault and negligent in their actions. We will obtain all of your medical records, personally review them, and then consult about your case with a board certified physician. We will then tell you exactly what happened. If you do have a medical malpractice, we will start working on it immediately and file the Michigan Medical Malpractice Complaint and Jury Demand.
Process To File A Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
If we accept your case, our medical malpractice attorneys will usually file your suit before negotiation so that if negotiations break down, we will already have a trial date in place to head towards. In Michigan you can expect to go to trial within one year or so after the case is filed. The parties usually engage in settlement discussions and our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers will advise you on what a fair settlement is and the likelihood of winning at trial. However, ultimately the decision is yours.
After the Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawsuit is Filed
Once the lawsuit is filed, both sides engage in the legal process called “discovery.” Each side is allowed to investigate what it is the other side is going to say at the trial. The defendant, in this case the hospital, nurse, doctor, or surgeon who made the error, will be permitted access to your medical, work history, and income records. You must give a deposition under oath and also answer written questions under oath. You also may be required to submit to a medical examination by a physician of the defendant’s choosing.
The defendant is also subject to discovery and will answer written and oral questions about his own professional background and qualifications, as well as testimony about the treatment given to you. After discovery is concluded, the parties often attend a mediation or facilitation to get all sides together in an attempt to settle the lawsuit. If the parties cannot agree on a settlement amount, the judge will set a trial date. Although we settle more than 95% of our lawsuits before going to trial, we have a tremendous track record of success in jury trials. The jury will then determine if the hospital, doctor, nurse, or surgeon made error and was negligent in causing you injury, how seriously you were injured, and the appropriate amount of compensation for your injuries.
Call Now To File Your Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means that you pay no legal fees whatsoever unless we settle your claim or win your medical negligence lawsuit. Call us today at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys!