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Detroit Medical Malpractice Attorney

While we expect the highest standard of care from all medical professionals when we are under their care, the reality is that things can go wrong, whether as a result of unintentional error or wilful negligence. When something happens due to medical negligence, we want to be sure that we can file malpractice claims and be compensated for any economical damage as well as pain and suffering to us or to family members.

In 2017, victims of medical malpractice received nearly $4 billion in compensation.

Examples of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice can happen at any stage of your medical care, and those responsible can be anyone involved in your care from a pharmacist to a surgeon.

Medical malpractice can have serious consequences and cause serious injuries including birth injury, infection, and even wrongful death. While medical malpractice cases can cover a wide range of circumstances, there are some common examples:

  • Misdiagnosis. One of the most common mistakes made by doctors, misdiagnosis can lead to a patient not receiving the treatment or medication required and also the wrong treatment and medication.
  • Delayed diagnosis. Although similar to misdiagnosis, this is viewed as a separate type of negligence. Any delay in a correct diagnosis can lead to the patient’s condition worsening. There must be some evidence that the named doctor failed to spot something that others would have or that they failed to spot something on a test such as an x-ray or CT scan.
  • Failure to treat. This type of case happens when a patient is correctly diagnosed but the doctor fails to provide correct or adequate treatment. These cases are often linked to doctors with high caseloads and where a hospital or nursing home prioritize profits over safety and duty of care. It can include circumstances where no follow up care was offered or no referral to a specialist made.
  • Surgical errors. Many people think that they cannot claim malpractice as they have to sign a pre-surgery consent form. However, the consent only covers the “natural”risks of any surgery and not errors or negligence that may lead to injury or death.
  • Birth injuries. This type of malpractice can be the most traumatic for family members and may have devastating effects on the baby which require lifelong expensive care. Many birth injury lawsuits are settled for millions of dollars. A birth injury can occur at any point in a baby’s term and will cover everything from prenatal care to delivery.
  • Product liability. It is often the case that no health care staff are at fault for your injuries but the products they used during your treatment or care. This could cover anything from a faulty IV drip to defective medications.

As one of the leading medical malpractice lawyers in Detroit Michigan, the law firm of Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. have been dealing with medical malpractice cases for many years. We will offer you the best in legal advice, build a strong attorney client relationship, and diligently represent you in any negotiations with insurance companies or in court. You can book a free consultation with our team by calling 866-MICH-LAW today.

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