Paralysis injuries are life-altering and are often the result of medical malpractice in the United States. A report published by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found that roughly 44,000 to 98,000 people die annually because of medical errors. If a medical error results in a loved one’s passing, you can pursue a wrongful death charge on their behalf.
If a medical error paralyzes you, it’s essential to contact a law firm with skilled personal injury attorneys who can provide you with quality legal representation. At Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., we can provide you with sound legal advice on your personal injury case.
The spinal cord is how the brain communicates with the body. If this connection is interrupted or broken, paralysis sets in and affects your ability to move. Paralysis can look like:
Medical causes of paralysis might include labor and delivery errors resulting in birth injuries, failure to diagnose a medical condition, chiropractic errors, or errors during spinal or back surgery. Failure to diagnose a medical condition that results in paralysis can qualify as negligence by the attending physician, as can a mistake during a surgical procedure.
Dearborn’s personal injury lawyers can help you file a lawsuit against a negligent medical professional and seek compensation for your suffering.
To get any amount of compensation from your lawsuit, your lawyer must prove:
Negligent acts can include physicians taking short-cuts, misdiagnosis, disregarding a patient’s symptoms, or carelessness with lab materials. It can include a doctor failing to supervise their staff. Proving that a medical professional is liable for an injury requires expert testimony and access to medical records documenting your condition.
At Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience in practice areas, including medical malpractice and paralysis injury cases. One of our Senior Partners, Eileen Kroll, is a registered nurse besides being a personal injury attorney. She specializes in mass tort and medical malpractice cases, using her extensive medical knowledge to interpret charts and records for her client’s cases.
Our law offices are in Flint and Detroit, Michigan. Schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers to see how we can help. You can contact us at 866-MICH-LAW or fill out our convenient online contact form.
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.