Dearborn’s Best Medical Malpractice Attorney
The relationship between you and your medical practitioner requires trust. You trust that your doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals have the education, training, and experience to provide high-quality medical care after a motor vehicle accident, construction accident, or commercial truck crash. The last thing you expect is a life-changing medical error due to negligence.
If your healthcare providers made a medical mistake that harmed you or a loved one, you need the best medical malpractice lawyer in Dearborn to handle your claim. A medical malpractice lawsuit involves multiple, complex legal issues, and without the right legal team, you may lose out on your right to compensation.
Michigan’s top-rated medical malpractice lawyers, Cochran, Kroll, & Associates, P.C., will fight for your right to a fair settlement after experiencing medical negligence so you can rebuild your life and recover from your injuries.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Michigan law requires doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to provide all patients with care equal to or better than any reasonable professional’s level of care under the same circumstances.
Medical personnel who fail to deliver this standard of care through incompetence, carelessness, lack of communication, lack of training, or malfunctioning medical devices can give you grounds to file a medical malpractice lawsuit if you suffer harm. Medical malpractice can include surgical mistakes, medication errors, and misdiagnosis.
The negligent actions of your medical practitioner can cause long-term debilitating illnesses or physical suffering. Your medical malpractice claim might request compensation for pain and suffering due to your initial expectations for treatment, sustaining the injury, and coping with increased pain, medical bills, lost wages, disability, and death.
The most common events that lead to a malpractice personal injury claim include diagnostic, birth trauma, surgical, and medication errors. Researchers estimate that medication errors occur in 2-8% of all drugs prescribed in the hospital. In any of these situations, you want to have the services of experienced lawyers from our law office.
Elements of a Medical Malpractice Claim
A medical malpractice claim involves four elements: causation, duty to the patient, negligence, and damages.
Causation: Did the Medical Provider’s Action or Omission Cause Your Injuries or Health CCondition?
For example, failure to provide adequate care may include failing to observe fetal distress on monitors and not performing a cesarean immediately, medication errors that lead to an adverse drug reaction, or surgical errors such as operating on the wrong area of your body. Surgical errors may also include an improper procedure that results in permanent scarring, disfigurement, or disability.
This negligence can also occur if your doctor doesn’t diagnose you properly or fails to notice and treat a life-threatening condition like a blood clot.
Duty to the Patient: Did the Doctor or Other Provider Have a Duty to the Patient?
In most cases, this requires both parties to enter into a professional relationship by mutual consent. When you seek care from a licensed medical provider, they have a duty to examine, diagnose, refer, treat, and educate you on your condition. They must also use a standard of care that reflects the currently accepted treatment methods and procedures in their medical specialty.
The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) bestows a duty to emergency room providers to examine, stabilize, and treat emergency medical conditions, regardless of their ability to pay.
After a motorcycle accident, truck accident, or drunk driving accident, you may experience an emergency room error. Emergency room mistakes often increase with complicated injuries that need quick attention after a collision.
Negligence: Did the Provider Violate the Standard of Care?
If the doctor or nurse acted or failed to act in a manner inconsistent with what reasonable professionals would do in the same circumstances, they committed medical negligence.
Unintentional negligence, such as accidental medication errors, can be just as damaging as intentional or gross negligence. Whether you believe your provider mistakenly took action that led to your injury or if they acted with malice, speak with the law office of Cochran, Kroll, & Associates, P.C. to determine your legal options.
Medical malpractice damages refer to the type of compensation you may pursue in a medical malpractice case. These damages include:
- Medical bills incurred due to the injury
- Lost wages
- Out-of-pocket expenses such as medications and assistive devices
- Ongoing medical care
- Physical therapy
- Loss of income if you can’t return to work
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
You need the best medical malpractice lawyer in Dearborn to ensure you get fair compensation through legal action. When faced with paying out millions of dollars in financial compensation, insurance company representatives for the hospital or physician may use strategies to push you into accepting an early settlement to protect their bottom line.
The best legal professionals understand this and advise you not to take the first offer. They can also negotiate with these companies to get a fair settlement or take your case to court to pursue legal damages.
What Makes a Malpractice Attorney the Best?
The best medical malpractice attorneys have a medical background that gives them deeper insight into these cases. This advantage allows the best attorneys to notice signs of malpractice before sending the case to qualified medical experts for review, as Michigan law requires.
Our senior partner Eileen Kroll, a registered nurse and an attorney for Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., has this critical knowledge and experience. She helps secure expert testimony, oversees our medical malpractice department, and protects medical malpractice victims.
The best personal injury lawyers maintain detailed, strict records of all the testimony found during discovery. They can consult an extensive network of expert witnesses to develop arguments supporting your case. They provide compassionate guidance throughout the legal process. Cochran, Kroll, & Associates, P.C. are among Michigan’s top-rated medical malpractice lawyers, and we can help you hold your negligent medical team responsible for their actions.
Verdicts: A Successful Track Record
A winning track record and caring for the clients’ needs prove a dedicated personal injury lawyer’s excellence. Our medical malpractice verdicts show the quality of our legal team’s work. Our verdicts include multi-million dollar settlements for our medical malpractice clients who suffered negligent medical care following truck accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and birth injury accidents.
Eileen Kroll and her colleagues won a 15.8-million-dollar personal injury claim for their clients Jason and Julie Rowe in a 2006 jury trial. Eileen’s combined experience as a nurse and lawyer can help you win monetary compensation if your child suffered a birth injury like shoulder dystocia during delivery.
Emergency Room Negligence
Our legal professionals won a $930,000 verdict in a wrongful death claim when an emergency room doctor provided negligent care, resulting in the baby’s death from dehydration.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Our medical malpractice lawyers secured a $1 million jury verdict for the family of a mother of three who died because healthcare workers failed to detect and treat a closed head injury.
We won $1.9 million for a woman who received severe facial burns during a surgical procedure.
Doctors failed to detect internal bleeding, resulting in cardiac arrest and brain damage. Medical malpractice litigation by our law firm helped this patient receive $9 million in financial compensation.
A pharmaceutical error caused a patient to reject a transplanted kidney. This caused the patient to need dialysis and another transplant. Our law office won a settlement for $1.5 million.
Hire an Experienced Attorney
Medical malpractice victims might suffer emergency room negligence or surgical mistakes when seeking treatment for an existing condition, injuries sustained in an auto accident, drunk driving, or bicycle accident. We can help get economic justice for these victims.
At the law offices of Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., our personal injury attorneys have a depth of knowledge and experience handling medical malpractice lawsuits that have helped us get medical malpractice clients millions of dollars in compensation.
If healthcare professionals caused your traumatic brain injury, birth injury, surgical error, anesthesia error, nursing home abuse, medication mistakes, catastrophic injury, or a hospital infection, call our law firm to discuss your legal options and hire a knowledgeable malpractice attorney in Dearborn.
The medical malpractice lawyers at our law office will help you get compensation for your economic losses such as medical bills, a rehabilitation care facility, anesthesia errors, physical therapy, and lost wages. We can also help you get financial compensation for non-economic losses like emotional trauma, physical pain, and the loss of your ability to perform your normal activities.
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 and schedule your no-obligation, free case evaluation.
RESULTS-DRIVEN TRACK RECORD
Medical Malpractice / Birth Injury
A young couple from Monroe, Michigan, was awarded a $15.8 million verdict as the result of their baby son, Jason, being inflicted with Cerebral Palsy as the result of an error during the final stages of a labor.
Result: $15.8 Million
Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death
Oakland County, Michigan
While in the hospital a mother of three was not properly treated for a closed-head injury causing her untimely death.
Result: $1 Million
Accidents & Injuries/Brain Injury
A Livonia pedestrian recovered $1.4 million when he was struck by a commercial van resulting in a traumatic brain injury in Redford, Michigan.
Result: $1.4 Million
Medical Malpractice / Misdiagnosis
Wayne County, Michigan
Patient suffered cardiac arrest and brain damage when a hospital failed to recognize internal bleeding and treatment was delayed for more than 14 hours.
Result: $9 Million
Accidents & Injuries/Auto Accident
Tuscola County, Michigan
A Tuscola County jury awarded $3.3 million to a severely brain injured motorist as the result of a defective Michigan highway.
Result: $3.3 Million
Accidents & Injuries/Construction Site Injury
A seventeen-year-old construction worker suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting from a fall in Flint, Michigan, and was awarded $1.25 million.
Result: $1.25 Million
Wayne County, Michigan
Middle-aged woman suffered severe disfiguring facial burns from a simple surgical procedure.
Result: $1.9 Million
Medical Malpractice / Birth Trauma
Child developed cerebral palsy with developmental delays due to lack of oxygen and brain injury during labor and delivery.
Result: $3.8 Million
Accidents & Injuries/Construction Site/Workplace Injury
A Westland construction worker recovered $1.5 million after sustaining a traumatic brain injury while on a construction site in Detroit, Michigan.
Result: $1.5 Million
Accidents & Injuries/Truck Accident
A Marlette, Michigan, family reached a $1.3 million settlement in the traffic death of their 5-year-old son when they were struck by a semi truck.
Result: $1.3 Million
Medical Malpractice/Cancer Misdiagnosis
The misdiagnosis of breast cancer resulted in a Redford, Michigan, woman recovering $225,000.
A construction worker redeemed his worker’s compensation case for $125,000 in Detroit, Michigan.
Accidents & Injuries/Auto Accident
A paraplegic woman from Monroe, Michigan, recovered Michigan no-fault benefits including the purchase of a new home and attendant care in excess of $400,000.
Medical Malpractice/Birth Injury
Brighton, Michigan; Detroit, Michigan
A Brighton family recovered $1.3 million and a Detroit family recovered $900,000 as the result of birth injuries and medical malpractice to their children.
Accidents & Injuries/Auto Accident
Bay City, Michigan
A Bay City grandmother was awarded $80,000 following an auto accident resulting in a broken leg.