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Mistakes by doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals cause about 100,000 deaths per year. That is more than the number of deaths for which auto accidents are responsible. Thousands more suffer from long-term or permanent damage such as losing a limb, becoming paralyzed, suffering brain damage, etc.

There is a standard of care for each medical professional in each situation. When the medical professional fails to use the standard of care, he or she has committed medical malpractice and must be held responsible.

Doctors are perhaps the most trusted people in our day-to-day lives. Doctors help us overcome mental and physical ailments and usually deserve our trust. However, when doctors negligently make mistakes and abuse that trust, they must be held accountable.

A medical malpractice lawsuit is about so much more than money. It is about justice. Victims of medical malpractice suffer out-of-pocket damages, such as attendant care, medications, ongoing treatments, pain and suffering, etc. Victims of medical malpractice are often entitled to significantly more compensation than a doctor, hospital, or insurance company may indicate.

Holding doctors and hospitals responsible for their negligence is virtually the only effective way to correct this medical crisis from which we are currently suffering.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, call us or email us immediately to set up a free no obligation consultation so we can meet with you personally to determine the best course of action.

Michigan law is unfortunately very complicated and unfriendly to victims of medical malpractice. You need an experienced lawyer who knows the intricacies of Michigan law and knows how to maneuver to get you every dollar you deserve.

As a patient in Michigan, you have the right to file medical malpractice claim. However, Michigan law requires that a medical malpractice claim usually must be filed within two years from the date the malpractice occurred. There are exceptions to this rule, but the exceptions are extremely limited. For example, a minor often has extra time to file a lawsuit depending on how old the minor was at the time of the occurrence of the malpractice, how much time has elapsed since the incident, and how old the minor is when filing the lawsuit.

The Michigan Supreme Court is very unfriendly to victims of medical malpractice regardless of how terribly the victim has been injured. Time is always of the essence, so contact us immediately!

Some of the more common mistakes doctors make include:

  • Misdiagnosis, including but not limited to heart attacks and cancer
  • Failure to test correctly
  • Failure to consider a patient's complaints
  • Prescribing medication incorrectly
  • Surgical mistakes

If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, contact us immediately. Time is of the essence!

Call 1-800-I-SUE-BIG (1-800-478-3244) to speak to an experienced medical malpractice attorney today or email us using the email submission form on the side of the page.