Legal Steps to Take When a Surgery Goes Wrong: A Michigan Personal Injury Attorney’s Medical Malpractice Perspective
What should I do if I’ve been injured or my procedure was improperly performed? Follow the Goodwin and Scieszka 5 steps to maximize your chances of recovering:
- Move Quickly. Many malpractice statutes have a short statute of limitations, which means that if you don’t initiate your lawsuit within a certain period of time, then your claim will be lost. You’ve slept on your legal right to sue and will have to pay out of your own pocket to correct the surgical error.
- Obtain copies of any and all documents. Medical malpractice lawsuits involve thousands of pages of documents. You need any statement and all of your medical records. You should bring all of these to your initial visit with your attorney.
- Record, record, record. Any procedure or visit following the error needs to be recorded.
- Document pain and suffering. You need to keep a time log with dates and descriptions of symptoms and pain you’ve suffered as a result of the injury. If you can, try to describe the levels of pain you’re suffering.
- Contact a licensed Michigan attorney that specializes in medical malpractice cases. Goodwin & Scieszka is here for you.
Did you know that nearly 200,000 people are killed every year by medical errors in the United States, and between 15,000 and 20,000 malpractice suits are brought against doctors and healthcare professionals every year?
Our firm has been handling medical malpractice cases for over 30 years, and if you’ve been injured, then we want to help. Our office is open to you and your family. Our experienced attorneys are ready to take your case.
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