Our Michigan physical therapy malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. handle lawsuits against physical therapists. Physical therapists treat patients in a variety of settings for a number of different medical conditions. Physical therapists treat patients in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and even at a patient’s home. They provide non-operative treatment to patients of all ages.
Physical therapists are a necessary and important part of a patient’s medical care. Quite often, it is the physical therapist who helps the patient recover from a surgery, a stroke, or other medical condition. Physicians and surgeons rely on these therapists to restore the patient back to full strength as part of the recovery process. However, there are occasions when patients suffer injuries due to a physical therapist’s mistake. In these situations, the injured patient may have a physical therapy malpractice lawsuit.
Common Causes of Physical Therapy Malpractice
Common causes of malpractice lawsuits against a physical therapist include the:
- Failure to report the patient’s condition
- Failure to refer the patient or seek a consultation from a specialist
- Improper positioning
- Improper technique causing injury
- Injury during manipulation
- Injury from heat therapy or hot packs causing burns
- Injury from cold packs/ice massage
- Injury during massage
- Dropped patients or patient falls
- Equipment malfunctions causing injuries
- Improper performance of a test
Lawsuits are also often filed against physical therapy companies or the medical providers who employ the therapists. These include claims for improper hiring, improper supervision, and failure to train the physical therapist. Under Michigan law, the employer of the physical therapist can be held liable for injuries caused by the therapist.
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Statute of Limitations For Michigan Physical Therapist Malpractice Lawsuits
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases varies from state to state. In Michigan, you must file a lawsuit within two years of the date of the malpractice. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact the Michigan malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately.
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Contact a Michigan Physical Therapist Malpractice Lawyer
Our experienced Michigan medical malpractice lawyers handle cases for victims of malpractice against physical therapists. Patients injured or harmed due to medical mistakes by a physical therapist should contact the Michigan medical malpractice firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys about your case.