While we recognize the often tireless efforts of our nation’s medical professionals, we also recognize that things can go wrong and often, sadly, do. Whether due to fatigue after long hours, simple mistakes, or sheer negligence, medical malpractice is a very real issue throughout the U.S. In 2015 alone, Michigan averaged around 23.3 malpractice suits for every 100,000 people and those suits led to a total payout of $71.6 million.
But it is not just about the cost of actual suits filed. While actual lawsuits nationally amount to about $6.7 billion every year, it is estimated that the costs to society – due to things such as lost salary, disability payments, etc. – ranges from $17 billion to $29 billion.
If you have suffered injuries or harm as a result of medical negligence by doctors, nurses, or other health care professionals, then you may have grounds to file a medical malpractice claim. The law firm of Cochran, Kroll & Associates specialize in the area of medical malpractice and can represent you at any level, whether negotiating with insurance companies or helping to file a lawsuit on your behalf.
“Medical malpractice is the failure of a medical professional to follow the accepted standards of practice of his or her profession, resulting in harm to the patient. Usually, proof of failure to comply with accepted standards of medical practice requires the testimony of someone with expertise in the area of medical practice.”
Medical malpractice can take many different forms and can occur at any level in the chain of care, from drug manufacturing to a birth injury happening during labor and delivery. Some common examples of medical malpractice include:
The common thread in medical malpractice cases of any type is that the plaintiff – you – and their legal team have to be able to prove that the defendant failed in their duty of care towards you and that an equivalent professional would have acted more diligently.
When we represent victims of medical malpractice, we draw on our many years of experience to prove our case. We will identify medical errors made, use evidence from your medical records, and testimony from other health professionals to show that your medical care fell below acceptable standards.
If you need a medical malpractice lawyer to represent you, then the team at Cochran, Kroll & Associates should be your number one choice. With our knowledge and experience in this area, we can offer the very best legal advice and representation at every level. We also offer a free initial appointment so why not book one today by calling (866)-779-7331.
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.