Our medical malpractice attorneys in Michigan represent victims of medical errors and mistakes in cases against Urgent Care clinics. The growth of urgent care clinics throughout the United States continues and owners of those clinics are attempting to fill the gap of a shortage of hospital emergency departments. Patients will often visit an urgent care clinic due to either the inconvenience of going to a major hospital or with the hope of avoiding the long wait times in emergency departments.
Michigan Urgent Care Clinic Information
Most people are unaware that many of these urgent care clinics are staffed by doctors with little or no training in emergency medicine. They may have another specialty, like family practice, and are simply “moonlighting” at the clinic for additional income. Without the necessary training and experience, serious medical conditions can be mistreated or misdiagnosed. A trusting patient can then suffer significant injury or harm from this negligent medical care.
The most common urgent care clinic mistakes that provide a basis for a medical malpractice lawsuit include:
- Failing to diagnose an infection, such as meningitis
- Failing to diagnose appendicitis or bowel obstructions
- Failing to diagnose a heart attack
- Failing to order x-rays, CT Scans, MRIs, or other radiology tests
- Failing to consult with a specialist
- Failing to order necessary tests
- Failing to treat any condition that was previously properly diagnosed
- Failing to admit a patient to the hospital
- Discharging a patient home before a proper medical workup
Michigan Urgent Care Wrongful Death Lawsuits
In cases in which a patient dies due to a medical error in a Michigan urgent care facility, the surviving family members can file a Michigan Wrongful Death Lawsuit. In such a case, the family members sue the urgent care clinic and urgent care doctor for damages resulting from the death. Damages include the loss of society and companionship of the family member, the loss of wages and services by the deceased, payment of funeral expenses, and other damages under Michigan law.
Contact Our Michigan Urgent Care Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you or a loved one have been injured or mistreated at a Michigan urgent care clinic, you do have legal rights to pursue compensation. Call our award winning legal team today at (800) 606-1717 and an attorney will be available to speak with you about your situation. If we believe you have a case, we will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means you will not be responsible for any payment at all unless we are able to recover a settlement for you.