Michigan Medical Malpractice Basics
A Michigan medical malpractice claim can occur in different ways: you can be injured during surgery, given the wrong amount of medication, or completely misdiagnosed.
Qualified experts must testify as to the standard of care in almost any medical malpractice case. The standard of care is whether a similar doctor of the same specialty would have acted in the same way. Negligence claims involve a 5-part analysis:
- A duty
- A breach of that duty
- Proximate cause — was the claim foreseeable?
- Actual cause — but for the negligent act, would the injury have occurred?
- Damages…you always need to prove damages
All medical malpractice cases are initiated by mailing a notice of the intent to sue to the health care providers. Unlike most negligence claims, the statute of limitations, or the time that you’re able to bring the lawsuit, is 2 years instead of 3.
Did you know 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?
If the health of you or a loved one has suffered because of a doctor’s medical malpractice, you may be entitled to a settlement or financial compensation. If you believe you have been the victim of medical malpractice, it’s important to contact an experienced Michigan lawyer as soon as possible.
Too many medical malpractice victims don’t receive the compensation and justice they deserve because they don’t reach out to a knowledgeable Michigan attorney. Medical malpractice cases can be long, difficult and confusing for those unfamiliar with the court system. We have the expertise, drive and determination to get you the settlement you deserve.