If you have a loved one in a nursing home who has experienced an injury, or if you or one of your family members has just had a hospital or medical procedure that did not go well there is a case for a medical malpractice lawsuit. If the injury is because of poor care and performance by the hospital staff or the physician, then it is imperative that you contact a medical malpractice attorney at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. to begin a negligence claim against those who may have caused the injury.
In Michigan, and the rest of the country, all hospitals, physicians, and elderly care facilities must meet a standard of reasonable care when working with residents and patients. The term reasonable care means that the care given should be at the same level of competence that any other professional performing the same task would strive to deliver. If the person or institution did not meet this standard, then there can be a claim on negligence filed leading to a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Preparing a case for a medical malpractice suit is a very involved job because of the influence that insurance companies have over the litigation process. In the first phase of filing a claim the insurance company has to be contacted, and they will have a prepared strategy for settling the claim as soon as possible while providing the least amount of compensation.
A good attorney will work their hardest to investigate the reasons for the injury or neglect, and they will uncover the details behind the treatment, the persons involved in the procedure, and any possible product liability if medical devices were used. In addition, you will want a medical malpractice attorney who knows the statutes in Michigan and the various timelines that must be adhered to keep the case moving forward. Lastly, you want a strong negotiator and one who has a proven record of success in settling claims and winning trials with the maximum compensation for their clients.
On October 11, 2006, the family of Jason and Julie Rowe were awarded a record 15.8 million dollars due to the medical negligence involving the birth of their son who developed cerebral palsy when the physicians made poor decisions at birth. The lawyers, in this case, stressed the fact that the doctors should have recommended a c-section when natural birth was not working. This case was handled by Attorney Eileen Kroll who is a registered nurse as well as an attorney with Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C.
We are the legal team you can help you win your case! Contact us today at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. for the best representation available in Sterling Heights if you have the potential of a medical malpractice claim. Our consultation is free, and we don’t get paid until we win!
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.