Our Michigan laboratory errors medical malpractice attorneys represent patients like you who have suffered injuries due to a laboratory’s mix-up of specimens from two different patients or an error made on behalf of the laboratory. A laboratory error is any error made by the personnel in a clinical laboratory in performing a test, interpreting data, or reporting or recording the results. Recent research shows that decisions made by the laboratory play a very large role in our health industry, as more than 7 billion tests are run each year in medical laboratories throughout the United States, contributing to more than 70% of all medical decisions.
If two patients specimens are mixed up, or the laboratory makes an error on test results, serious injury, or even death may result. It can be very dangerous if this form of medical negligence occurs. If a patient suffers injuries due to a laboratory error, it may give rise to a Michigan medical malpractice lawsuit. When a laboratory error causes death to a patient, it can give rise to a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit.
Laboratory Errors Causes and Prevention
One of the biggest challenges laboratories face when working with this vast number of tests is the ability to accurately label and track laboratory specimens throughout the lab process in order to avoid potential misidentification errors. A single lab error can cause terrible harm to more than one patient, such as: misdiagnosis of a patient or failed medical treatment of the other patient.
Standard double check methods should to be in place and prevent these mistakes from ever occurring. At times, when a laboratory does make a mistake, no one gets hurt because neither patient’s specimen contained a clue of a serious disease. However, when a patient gets serious overtreatment or under treatment from a laboratory error, a medical malpractice investigation is warranted.
Recently, there have been great improvements in reliable and cost-effective technology that removes many of the potential error points along the process of specimen collection, grossing, staining, analysis, and archiving. This has enabled labs to develop "closed-loop" specimen identification and tracking systems that use advanced labeling and barcode technology to greatly reduce errors and increase workflow efficiencies.
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We will represent you in your Michigan laboratory errors medical malpractice case under our No Fee Promise. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact Your Michigan Laboratory Errors Lawyer Today
If you suspect that you or a family member has been the victim of medical malpractice from a laboratory error or mistake, you should contact our law firm 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 our top rated Michigan laboratory errors medical malpractice lawyers now at (800) 606-1717.