Our Michigan wrong patient surgery medical malpractice attorneys represent patients like you who have suffered malpractice due to a doctor, nurse or hospital’s mix-up or error. Many of these injuries are very serious, often requiring extensive medical treatment and the need for additional surgeries. When a medical error causes a death, it can give rise to a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit. The consequences of wrong patient surgery cases are often quite severe, including scarring, infection, disfigurement, loss of a limb or organ and death.
There are risks involved in every medical procedure and not all poor results are due to medical malpractice, however if you underwent a wrong patient surgery, you may have legal rights to pursue a lawsuit! A classic case of wrong patient surgery involved a patient who underwent a cardiac procedure intended for another patient with a similar last name.
Few medical errors are as vivid and terrifying as those that involve patients who have undergone surgery on the wrong body part, undergone the incorrect procedure, or had a procedure intended for another patient. These "wrong-site, wrong-procedure, wrong-patient errors" (WSPEs) are rightly termed never events errors that should never occur and indicate serious underlying safety problems.
One of the most devastating types of surgery is when two patients get mixed up due to a negligent medical professional and a patient receives a surgical procedure he or she should have never gotten in the first place. Some cases are extreme and tragic.
In prosecuting these cases, lawyers rely on a number of legal theories of recovery including medical negligence, lack of informed consent and battery. Damages are recoverable for pain, suffering, emotional distress, disfigurement, loss of earnings and medical expenses. In appropriate cases, punitive damages are sought as well.
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Statute of Limitations For Michigan Wrong Patient Surgery Malpractice Lawsuits
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases varies from state to state. In Michigan, you must file a medical malpractice 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 attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately.
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Contact Your Michigan Wrong Site Surgery Malpractice Attorney Today
Individuals injured by a medical malpractice should contact the Michigan medical malpractice attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced medical malpractice lawyers about your case. You can also fill in the Get Help Now box on this page and press “Click To Send.” We will contact you shortly and begin working on your case immediately!