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Medical Errors Give Rise to Michigan Malpractice Lawsuits

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:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Medication mistakes
  • Surgery errors
  • Discharged before patient is ready
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Failure to treat or delay in treatment
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Emergency room errors
  • Birth injuries, such as cerebral palsy

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 your injuries.

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!