Medical professionals such as doctors, nurses, and hospital staff must meet a standard of care when treating patients. If a healthcare professional acts negligently and that negligence causes harm to you or your loved one, they can be held liable under Michigan’s medical malpractice laws.
If you suffered an injury due to a healthcare professional’s negligence, speak with a medical malpractice lawyer at Cochran, Kroll, & Associates, P.C. Eileen Kroll, our senior partner and nurse attorney, will use her years of experience in the medical field to protect your rights, pursue compensation for you or your loved one’s injuries, and hold the negligent practitioner or facility responsible for their actions.
Healthcare facilities and medical professionals must follow a certain level of care for all patients. Standard of care refers to the concept that physicians must treat patients in a way that adheres to their field’s widely accepted, updated, and evidence-based treatment methods.
Medical professionals, such as emergency room physicians or other healthcare professionals, can commit medical malpractice through willful or malicious actions; however, physicians also routinely make negligent medical procedure mistakes that result in medical malpractice cases. These mistakes include:
Something as simple as a medication error can cause you or your loved one to suffer damaging consequences, so it is important to seek the help of a medical malpractice firm to navigate your case. The law offices of Cochran, Kroll, & Associations, P.C. have helped thousands of patients seek compensation from negligent providers who made a simple mistake that caused significant damage to their patients.
Before filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must ensure your injury meets these three criteria for medical malpractice.
If you believe you experienced medical malpractice under the medical care of a healthcare professional or due to hospital negligence, contact a personal injury lawyer at our law firm as soon as possible. These types of claims can become complex and require a skilled team of attorneys to help you navigate them.
When you first meet with your medical malpractice attorney, they will ask you questions about your case and review your medical records and medical bills. They can help you:
Our nurse attorney, Eileen Kroll, has extensive experience in the legal and medical fields and will use her skills and resources, like expert witnesses, to help you with your personal injury claim. She can help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve, including appropriate economic and non-economic damages to cover your current and future medical expenses and pain and suffering.
Traumatic birth injuries due to health care facility negligence have become a lifelong challenge for many parents in Michigan. A Detroit medical malpractice attorney can help you with your medical malpractice claim during this difficult time if you suspect medical malpractice caused your child’s injury.
You may have a viable birth injury lawsuit if your physician or their medical team acted negligently in the following ways before, during, or after the birth of your child:
There are several types of birth injuries and medical issues that result from these types of negligent actions, including:
Your experienced attorney can review medical records and create a precise prenatal and birth event timeline. They can put together your claim based on these pieces of evidence and tie your injury to a surgical mistake or other negligent action to help you achieve justice for yourself and your family.
In Michigan, medical malpractice lawsuits are capped at $280,000.00 for non-economic losses. If one or more defendants are negligent in a medical malpractice case, or your injuries meet the following criteria, you can receive up to $500,000 for non-economic damages:
These limitations do not include medical costs, loss of income, loss of future earning capacity, or other economic loss. Your Detroit medical malpractice lawyer needs to review your case to provide you with an estimate of the amount of money you may recover.
The medical malpractice settlement amount you may receive for your medical malpractice suit depends on several factors. These include:
If your physician, hospital, or insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement, you may need to take legal action against them to receive compensation. The medical malpractice attorneys at our personal injury firm are passionate about helping medical malpractice victims get fair compensation for injuries caused by negligent practitioners.
We can review the circumstances of your case to determine if you have a legitimate medical malpractice claim and help you build a case to prove negligence.
A physician’s error can result in the death of a loved one, and if that medical mistake results in the death of a loved one, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. However, you must prove that the healthcare provider was negligent while giving medical care to a patient.
Common medical mistakes that may result in wrongful death include:
A wrongful death claim might cover medical bills, burial costs, and the deceased’s lost and future earnings. A compensation claim may also cover their pain and suffering.
An experienced medical negligence lawyer from the right law firm can help guide you through the complexities of filing a wrongful death lawsuit. The law offices of Cochran, Kroll, & Associates, P.C. can help you pursue financial compensation with skilled attorney representation.
Our medical malpractice lawyers at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. can help you achieve justice for your medical malpractice claim. They can hold healthcare facilities and healthcare professionals accountable for their actions and failures while you were under their care.
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 medical malpractice law firm today at 1-866-MICH-LAW (1-866-642-4529) and schedule your no-obligation, free case evaluation.
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