Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is a serious problem across the nation, which leaves innocent Americans injured or even dead.

Medical malpractice, briefly explained, is when a patient was injured due to the direct actions or omission thereof by a medical care center or professional. Medical malpractice can occur at any time whether it be during the diagnosis, treatment,

For an injury to be considered a direct result of medical malpractice, it must include these three elements:

1. Transgression against the standard of care

The standard of care is a set of specifications set forth by the law and must be abided by every individual providing medical care, no matter the specifics of the situation. If a medical care provider does not meet the standards of attention and caution, they are practicing negligence.

2. The injury was directly caused by negligence

There must be sufficient proof that the injury was a direct result of the negligence carried out by the medical care provider. It is not enough to only prove the act of negligence. You must also provide definitive proof that you would not have sustained the injury if it had not been for the negligent act on the behalf of your medical care provider.

This step can be extremely difficult to prove, especially if you are not familiar with legal processes and medical jargon. Working with a Cochran, Kroll, & Associates, P.C. attorney will make this process much easier. Eileen Kroll is also a Registered Nurse and she will take over the entire process, so you can focus on healing and getting back to your daily life.

3. The injury has or will cause the patient significant complications

The process is long and the costs high for medical malpractice litigation. That is why it is important to open a claim for significant cases of medical malpractice and injury. In the eyes of the law, significant complications or adverse effects are not just limited to health. You should also provide information about the loss of past and future income as well as upcoming medical bills.

However, this is not to say you should not receive compensation for smaller injuries. There are other avenues, like personal injury cases. The lawyers at Cochran, Kroll, & Associates, P.C. will advise you on how to move forward, should this be your case.

It is also important to remember that in Michigan, victims only have two years to file their medical malpractice claims from the date of the negligent act. If you miss this deadline, even by one day, your claim will be denied, and you are no longer eligible for a settlement. This is just another factor which complications the filing process and why you should leave the process to an experienced lawyer at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C.

At Cochran, Kroll, & Associates, P.C. we offer expert legal expertise in the many forms of medical malpractice not limited to the standard general care physician and adult patients including abuse at nursing homes or birth injuries.

If you believe that you, a family member or friend, has been a victim of medical malpractice in Michigan, contact our law firm today. You can call us toll-free on 1-866-MICH-LAW (1-866-642-4529) for a no obligation consultation. Our law firm never charges a fee unless a recovery was made.

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