One of the most comprehensive studies on medical errors, the Harvard Medical Practice Study found that of the patients injured while in the care of a physician, a large number of those injured (or who lost their lives) were due to medical misdiagnosis.
In other words, getting to a hospital or a doctor does not guarantee that your ailment will be properly diagnosed. When a proper diagnosis is not made, proper treatment is not administered. As a result, you may spend more time than you should in a hospital or under a doctor’s care, you may lose more time from work, you may end up paying more for your out-of-pocket medical expenses, you may be required to have lifetime medical support to manage the condition brought on by the medical malpractice, or even worse, death may be the result of the doctor’s negligence.
Under Michigan law, when medical malpractice is suspected, the patient and/or his or her loved ones may have a claim for compensatory damages. These claims must be properly presented and timely filed in order that the responsible party(ies) be held accountable for their negligence and for you to get the compensation you may be entitled to.
If you or a loved one has been injured or you have lost a loved one to the negligence or error(s) of a Michigan medical practitioner, due to his or her medical malpractice, the experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Lipton Law can help you get the justice you deserve. Call us at 1 (248) 557-1688 for a free consultation.