Types of Medical Mistakes
Our Michigan medical malpractice attorneys have seen these common medical
malpractice cases in the state and Tri-County area:
Hospital mistakes — Medical malpractice cases arise when a patient is harmed or is
killed due to the negligence or error of a Michigan hospital. Hospitals
are expected to provide proper health care treatment, however when the
hospital makes a mistake such as incorrect medications or a patient suffering
from a hospital-based infection, it can give rise to a lawsuit against
Failing to diagnose or misdiagnosis — Serious illnesses should be diagnosed properly and treated in
the early stages. When a diagnosis is missed, there is a delay in treatment,
allowing the disease or illness to progress. The very worst cases can
cause a death that could have been prevented. Deadly cancers, heart problems
or strokes are among the common conditions that are too often missed by
Drug errors — Each year, thousands of patients are given improper medication,
an incorrect dosage, or a drug with dangerous side effects. Sometimes
the medication has a confusing label. Mistakes are also made when a treating
doctor fails to alert other doctors to other medications the patient is taking.
Anesthesia mistakes — Anesthesia requires careful us, and patients must be monitored
constantly to avoid harmful side effects. Too much anesthesia can cause
permanent injury or death.
Surgical mistakes — Surgical errors may involve simple mistakes that should never
happen. For instance, an operation on the wrong patient or the wrong body
part. In some instances, operating tools or sponges are left behind after
the operation. Some relatively safe surgeries can go wrong when a nearby
organ is accidentally pierced.
Emergency room errors — Patients brought to emergency rooms with serious or life-threatening
conditions need to be evaluated, stabilized, and treated promptly and
efficiently. Medical malpractice occurs when paramedics, ambulance emergency
medical technicians, and emergency room physicians make mistakes under
the stress of those conditions.
Birth injuries - The mother and her newborn child are susceptible to injury during birth.
The failure of physicians and hospital staff to properly monitor the mother
and child, or fail to respond when medical issues occur, can lead to disabilities,
including cerebral palsy, that can last a lifetime.
Patients injured or killed due to any one of these mistakes or any form
of medical negligence do have legal rights and may be able to pursue a
medical malpractice lawsuit against the Michigan hospital, surgeon, doctor,
nurse, or other medical care facility or provider.
Consult with Our Detroit Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you believe that you or someone you care about has been a victim of
medical malpractice, it is important to talk to an attorney. The courts
view medicine as more of an art than an exact science, so providers are
often not found negligent, even if they did make a mistake. There are
strict statutes of limitations for filing these types of claims so it
is important that you do not wait to speak with our experienced legal
team. We will answer any questions that you may have and determine if
the doctor, nurse, surgeon, or hospital was negligent and at-fault for
If you have experienced medical malpractice,
contact us today to help you file a claim.