Medical Malpractice Lawyer Serving Oakland, Wayne and Macomb Counties

You count on doctors, nurses, and other medical providers to care for you when you are ill or injured—when you are at your most vulnerable. Unfortunately, too often, those care providers do something to cause further injury. When a medical professional does not act as a reasonable provider would in a similar situation, and a patient suffers injury, that constitutes medical malpractice and you should contact a medical malpractice lawyer.

At Michigan Injury Attorneys, we understand how devastating it can be when you or your child suffers an injury at the hands of the medical professionals you trust. Our medical malpractice lawyers will work to help you get justice, accountability, and the resources you need to put your life back together again.

Medical Malpractice Claim

According to recent studies, medical malpractice results in over 250,000 deaths in the United States each year. That doesn’t include the many more cases that result in serious injuries, including birth injuries that may disable an otherwise healthy child and require them to have lifelong therapy and medical care.

A successful medical malpractice claim must prove four elements:

  • The existence of a duty of care, such as that between a doctor and a patient;
  • The medical professional breached their duty of care by not acting as a reasonable professional would in a similar situation (the “standard of care”);
  • The patient was injured by the breach; and
  • The patient suffered damages, such as increased medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.

Some elements of medical malpractice are straightforward to prove, such as the existence of the doctor-patient relationship. However, issues of causation are often complex and challenging to prove. It’s important to work with a medical malpractice lawyer who is experienced in establishing the elements of a case to a jury.

The team at Michigan Injury Attorneys are skilled litigators with years of experience investigating the details of challenging cases.

Types of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice encompasses a wide variety of medical errors and occurs in all medical specialties. Types of medical malpractice include:

  • Failure to diagnose heart attack or stroke
  • Failure to diagnose cancer
  • Surgical errors
  • OB/GYN errors, including those that lead to cerebral palsy and other birth injuries
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Medication and pharmacy errors
  • Radiology errors
  • Sexual abuse by a medical professional
  • Emergency Department errors

This is only a partial list of the many types of medical malpractice. Not every poor or unexpected outcome of medical treatment is medical malpractice. However, if you suspect your doctor, medical team, or healthcare facility made a mistake that harmed you, you should speak to a medical malpractice lawyer who can evaluate your case and help you understand your options.

Speak With a Compassionate Michigan Lawyer Today

If you have a claim for medical malpractice, you have already been let down once by a professional you trusted. At Michigan Injury Attorneys, we are committed to earning and keeping your trust, and holding those responsible for your injury accountable.

Nothing is more valuable than your health, and we understand that no amount of money can make up for the injury your medical provider caused. However, a medical malpractice attorney can help you get the financial resources you need so that you can focus on what matters: your healing. We strive to negotiate a prompt and favorable settlement for every medical malpractice case. However, we are also effective litigators who have the courtroom experience to take your case to trial if doing so is in your best interest. To learn more about what our medical malpractice lawyers can do for you and your family, contact Michigan Injury Attorneys today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an attorney.