An Overview of Medical Malpractice Claims Michigan
Like people in any other profession, medical practitioners make mistakes. However, while with other professionals the stakes can be lower and the process for remittance simple, in the medical field the situation is rather different. Doctors’ mistakes can be dangerous, and negligence on their part can have catastrophic results. Meanwhile, the process of filing a medical malpractice claim can be long and confusing, leaving patients with valid claims in the dark. In fact, many patients either don’t seek compensation due to a misguided belief that accidents happen and they are not entitled to it, or due to waiting too long to file a claim (the statute of limitations in Michigan is two years from the act/omission of injury).
However, medical malpractice can have long lasting physical and emotional consequences, and therefore it is in any victim’s best interest to consult an attorney experienced in the field as soon as possible. The attorney will help you outline a potential case if there is one, though a good way to find out beforehand if you have a valid claim is by observing the six most common errors that lead to medical malpractice settlements.