Medical malpractice can burden you with unnecessary medical bills, cause unexpected debilitating injuries, and even take the life of a loved one. No patient should have to deal with the financial and emotional consequences of a health care professional’s negligence and lack of medical care.
With 10% of deaths in the United States resulting from medical errors and countless preventable injuries occurring in hospitals and other health care facilities, it is important for victims to hold the at-fault parties accountable. If you or a loved one is a medical malpractice victim in Clinton, Michigan, contact the medical malpractice lawyers at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit .
A healthcare professional, such as a physician or a nurse, commits medical malpractice when they deviate from the accepted standard of care, which causes harm to a patient. The medical standard of care is the level of care that a reasonably competent healthcare provider would offer in a similar situation.
To successfully file a medical malpractice claim, the victim must prove that the negligent healthcare professional breached their duty of care and the standard of care. This breach must have resulted in harm.
Proving these elements can be complex, so you can consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Your attorney can review your case and help you determine the liable parties and if you have a claim.
Medical professionals may commit negligent care and cause injuries to patients. These can range from dentists to staff members to specialists such as obstetricians.
Dental malpractice can be defined as medical malpractice when a dentist fails to provide a level of care that meets the accepted standards of their profession. Types of dental malpractice includes failing to diagnose a dental condition, performing a procedure that results in injury, or knowingly using substandard materials that cause harm.
Laboratory technicians carry out tests such as bloodwork, biopsies, and other exams that help make doctors’ diagnoses possible. Diagnostic errors from faulty tests or contaminated samples can lead to an incorrect diagnosis, leaving the patient without the appropriate treatment for their condition. A 2014 report found that diagnostic errors affect 12 million Americans every year. These result in a poor outcome, such as temporary and permanent injuries and even death.
Every year, thousands of patients undergoing surgery suffer from anesthesia errors, with some studies placing the mortality rate of anesthesia at 0.77%. Anesthesia is a complex medical procedure that requires skill and experience. Since the human body is highly sensitive to anesthesia, even slight changes in dosage can have a dramatic effect.
Many patients often have underlying health conditions that can complicate the effects of anesthesia. An anesthesiologist’s mistake can have serious consequences, ranging from minor discomfort to permanent brain damage or death.
Surgical malpractice is a type of medical negligence that occurs when a surgeon makes an error during surgery that results in harm to the patient. A surgical error can be made during any type of surgery, from a routine procedure to a complex operation. The surgical mistakes include:
Labor and delivery-related injuries typically involve neck or head damage, such as skull fractures and cervical spine injuries. These birth injuries can occur when doctors use forceps or vacuum extractors to assist with the delivery. Injuries in infants can include cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, and other brain injuries from oxygen deprivation.
Nursing home staff may be overworked or under-trained, which can lead to a medical mistake of improper medication administration. They may also neglect to monitor residents closely enough and allow them to fall or injure themselves. Staff members may not also provide adequate hygiene for residents, leading to residents developing severe bedsores and infections.
Medical malpractice victims and their families can have a tough time recovering from a medical procedure while dealing with the medical provider, the healthcare facility, and their insurance providers. Economic losses such as costly medical treatment and loss of income can take a toll on your quality of life.
Senior partner, Eileen Kroll, is a valuable asset to any medical malpractice claim. Her extensive background in nursing and legal experience can help solidify your medical malpractice lawsuit. She can tie your injury to the medical providers and their medical care in question.
Our law firm has a proven track record of the settlement amounts and verdicts we’ve won for our clients. If you’re looking for experienced attorneys in the Clinton Township to fight for your case, you can contact us and share your case with our compassionate attorneys.
Working with a medical malpractice lawyer from Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. can relieve your financial burden. Your experienced lawyer can help you assess whether an insurance company is offering you a fair settlement.
They can answer your questions and aggressively pursue the fair compensation you deserve from the negligent health care providers that are responsible for your condition. Your lawyer can also pursue a wrongful death lawsuit if you’ve lost a loved one to preventable injuries.
Our contingency fee basis means we only get paid if we win your case, so there is no financial risk to you to get started. Call our law firm today at 1866-MICH-LAW and schedule your no-obligation, free case evaluation.
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