If a doctor or hospital does not provide a standard level of care or acts in a negligent way while treating a patient, it is considered medical malpractice. Malpractice can come in many different forms throughout the medical treatment process. Maybe the doctor failed to realize a certain issue that turned out to be a serious health problem or possibly giving a patient the wrong prescription drugs. If a medical problem is not given appropriate treatment or if the problem is not given treatment in a reasonable amount of time, the doctor can be held to be negligent creating medical malpractice. You can take action against whoever was negligent in causing your injury including medical doctor, counselor, therapist, or any other health provider.
The laws in Michigan are strict when it comes to recovering damages and many added provisions limit the ability to bring action against your doctor or medical practitioner. For this reason, successfully winning a medical malpractice suit is never easy and it becomes very costly to litigate. Maximum recovery amounts have also been reduced and caps have been imposed that lower the amount of recovery including a limit on all non-economic damages which are limited to $500,000. Michigan is different than most other states when it comes to determining negligence and how your damages will be paid. Michigan determines the percentage of fault that an individual is responsible for in damages and actual payment is proportional to the percentage of fault. It is also important to act quickly if you suspect you have been the victim of injury cause by medical malpractice. The statute of limitations states that you have only 2 years after the date of the injury to file a lawsuit, so the earlier you contact an attorney the better your chances for recovery.
These types of cases are very technical in nature and various medical experts will be needed to strengthen your case and increase your chance of success. You need an attorney with the experience and the financial resources to take your case all the way to trial. With over 30 years of practicing personal injury law in Michigan, the attorneys at The Clark Law Office can help you recover damages on your behalf to the negligence of a health professional regardless of the costs needed to pursue damages. We charge no fees unless you win your personal injury or malpractice case and will use our experience and knowledge to fight for you and protect your legal rights. Give us a call for a free consultation and talk directly to the attorney handling your case at (517) 347-6900.