Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers represent patients who have been injured and harmed due to medical errors and mistakes. The injuries suffered due to medical negligence are often severe and can result in death. A lawyer handling a medical malpractice case must have expertise in both the legal aspects of the case and the medicine involved that gives rise to the lawsuit.
Our attorneys have had great success in handling medical malpractice lawsuits throughout the entire State of Michigan. We obtain and review all of the medical records and then discuss the care and treatment with a board-certified physician to determine whether there were mistakes and errors in the treatment. When it is determined that a patient was injured due to a medical mistake, we file a lawsuit on behalf of the patient or the patient’s family.
To prove that medical malpractice occurred and to win your case, the law requires that all of the following things be proven. First, it must be established that a doctor-patient relationship or relationship with a licensed medical provider existed. This is usually easily established whenever a patient sees a doctor, nurse, or other medical specialist at a medical office , a clinic, or in a hospital.
Next, we must prove that the doctor was negligent in your care and treatment. Essentially, it must be shown that the medical provider did not use reasonable skill or care in your treatment, or did not act like a reasonable trained physician would have done in the same circumstances. A medical expert is required to testify that your doctor did not comply with the acceptable standard of care in your treatment.
If negligence can be proven, we must then prove that the doctor's negligence caused the injury or death. Many times, a doctor may be negligent in providing appropriate care but the patient’s outcome would have been the same even if different treatment was provided. To win a medical malpractice case, we must establish that a different and better outcome would have resulted with proper patient care.
Finally, we must prove that the patient suffered injuries and damages as a result of the malpractice. If the doctor was negligent but there were no injuries or damages, then we cannot pursue a case. Injuries and damages can include physical pain and suffering, disability, additional medical care and treatment, lost wages, and medical expenses. We will carefully evaluate your case to make sure that that all potential claims for damages are made in your lawsuit.
If you believe that you or a loved one was injured or harmed due to a medical error, you should call our experienced medical malpractice attorneys now at (800) 606-1717. We will discuss your case with you and if we believe that we can prove and win your medical malpractice lawsuit, we will obtain all of your records and begin working on your case immediately. There are strict time deadlines for filing your case so it is essential that you contact us today so that your claims are not barred by those deadlines.