A recent report done by the Journal of Patient Safety revealed that 440,000
patients die each year from preventable medical errors. In fact, preventable
medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States.
A medical error occurrence means that the proper healthcare treatment was
not provided. When proper treatment is not provided and a patient suffers
serious injury or is killed as a result of that medical error, they do
have legal rights and a medical malpractice lawsuit may be able to be
pursued against the negligent party.
At the law firm of Goodman Acker, P.C., our
Michigan medical malpractice lawyers are actively representing patients injured due to a medical error. Call
our law firm office today at
(248) 793-2010 if you or someone you know suffers injuries that you believe were a result
of medical negligence. Families who have lost a loved one due to a medical
error may be able to file a wrongful death claim.
Medical errors can occur in a variety of ways. Some of the most common
medical errors that can lead to a medical malpractice lawsuit include:
- Medication mistakes
- Surgery errors
- Discharged before patient is ready
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to treat or delay in treatment
- Anesthesia errors
- Emergency room errors
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Doctors and hospitals should be trained properly so that medical mistakes
do not happen. The unfortunate reality is that one in three patients who
are admitted to the hospital will experience a medical error. It is a
serious issue and despite these numbers, corporate front groups are working
hard in the U.S. congress and state legislatures throughout the country
to limit accountability and access to the civil justice system when patients
are harmed or killed by medical negligence.
Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit gives families of patients justice
against doctors, surgeons, and hospitals that were negligent. In addition,
these claims can often provide incentive for medical health care providers
to improve patient care.
If you or someone you know was injured or has lost a loved one due to a
medical error, you do have legal rights. Medical malpractice cases are
quite complex and require the knowledge and skill of a top rated experienced
medical malpractice attorney.
At the law firm of Goodman Acker, P.C., our Michigan medical malpractice
lawyers have significant experience in helping injured patients and their
families attain justice through the legal system for their pain and suffering.
Many victims do not even know if they have a potential medical malpractice claim.
If you or someone you care about suffers injuries, call our top rated attorneys
today for a free, no obligation case review. We will be able to answer
any questions that you may have and evaluate your case to determine whether
or not you have a claim. Through thorough investigation we will be able
to determine if a medical health professional was at fault and cause for
There are strict statute of limitations for filing a claim so it is important
that you do not wait to speak with one of our Michigan medical malpractice
lawyers. Waiting too long could mean that may not be able to collect compensation.
Call today at
(248) 793-2010 to learn your legal rights!