Our medical malpractice attorneys file lawsuits against doctors, hospitals, clinics, and medical facilities for patients who are harmed by medical errors and mistakes. When a patient suffers injury or harm due to medical negligence, the patient is entitled to receive damages in the form of monetary compensation from the medical provider. In cases involving the death of the patient, the surviving family members can file a Michigan Wrongful Death Lawsuit.
There are several factors that go into determining the best settlement amount for a medical malpractice case. These factors include the strength of the evidence in proving that a medical error or mistake occurred, the injury suffered by the patient, the amount of medical malpractice insurance coverage available for the claim, and the location of the lawsuit. Settlements include compensation for the following injuries and damages:
- Pain and suffering by the patient
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Fright and shock
- Medical bills and expenses incurred to date and the future
- Loss of earnings, wages, and income, and earning capacity
- Other special needs, like education, job retraining, attendant care services
There are limits on medical malpractice settlements in Michigan set by state law. These are damage limits on the non-economic compensation claims, such as the pain and suffering and disability. The amount of the damage limit, or cap, changes yearly and our law office can discuss with you the compensation limits that would apply to your case.
In cases involving the wrongful death of the patient, settlements include the loss of society and companionship suffered by family members due to the loss of the loved one, medical expenses, loss of income and support, and funeral and burial expenses.
A lawyer who is experienced in medical malpractice cases can properly evaluate your case and provide you more information about a fair settlement for your case. There are strict time limitations for filing medical malpractice cases in Michigan so it is essential that you contact our office right now to discuss you case. We will handle your case under our NO FEE PROMISE, which means there are no legal fees or costs unless we are able to get you a settlement. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to get started on your case.