When pursuing a claim for medical malpractice in Grand Rapids, MI it is crucial to have both legal expert advice and professional medical opinion. At Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., our senior partner, Eileen Kroll, is a qualified attorney and an experienced registered nurse. This puts us in the unique position of having someone advise on your case who knows both the legal and medical aspects.
For medical malpractice, Michigan law does have a statute of limitations. You are required to submit your claim within two years of harm, injury, or death occurring.
In cases where the injury has not been detected immediately, you have up to six months from the date of detection to file your claim.
If the injury is detected more than six years after the causal incident, then you are barred from filing a suit.
If you are filing a suit, you must notify the healthcare provider of your intention to sue at least 182 days before the suit is submitted.
There are caps on the amount of damages that can be awarded in a medical malpractice suit. There is no allowance for punitive damages in this type of case.
Currently, the cap on non-economic damages is $440,000. For cases with permanent paralysis or impaired cognitive functions, the cap is $790,000.
Medical malpractice suits can be complicated cases, with a lot of legal and medical arguments involved. As a Nurse Attorney in Grand Rapids, Eileen offers a unique combination of legal and medical expertise. She can communicate with relevant medical staff and interpret your medical records to ensure your case is argued accurately, fighting for the compensation you deserve.
At Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., your consultation to discuss your case is free. We also operate on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if we help you win your case. If you think you have suffered medical malpractice, why not call us today for an appointment at (866)-868-3779.
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.
Oakland County, Michigan
While in the hospital a mother of three was not properly treated for a closed-head injury causing her untimely death.
A Livonia pedestrian recovered $1.4 million when he was struck by a commercial van resulting in a traumatic brain injury in Redford, Michigan.
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.
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.
A seventeen-year-old construction worker suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting from a fall in Flint, Michigan, and was awarded $1.25 million.
Wayne County, Michigan
Middle-aged woman suffered severe disfiguring facial burns from a simple surgical procedure.
Child developed cerebral palsy with developmental delays due to lack of oxygen and brain injury during labor and delivery.
A Westland construction worker recovered $1.5 million after sustaining a traumatic brain injury while on a construction site in Detroit, Michigan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bay City, Michigan
A Bay City grandmother was awarded $80,000 following an auto accident resulting in a broken leg.