You Have Legal Rights When A Doctor Commits Malpractice

Anytime someone goes to the hospital, whether they are there for an emergency or a routine procedure, they place a large amount of trust in their doctor and rightfully believe they will receive the highest possible level of care. However, it is an unfortunate fact that incidents of doctor malpractice occur, and often patients suffer additional complications, injuries or even death due to these negligent actions.

Following an incident of doctor malpractice, it is critical that you consult with an attorney to learn more about the legal options available to you. In Michigan, the statute of limitations for a medical malpractice claim is typically two years from the time of injury. Talking with a medical malpractice lawyer at Lipton Law can help you determine when the statute of limitations runs in your particular case and make sure your claim is filed within that time period. If you wait too long, you may lose your right to take legal action.

Examples Of Doctor Malpractice

Our skilled medical malpractice attorneys can help you recover financial compensation for incidents of doctor malpractice, including:

  • Amputation mistakes, in which the wrong limb is removed
  • Anesthesia mistakes, in which too much or too little anesthesia is given
  • Birth injuries, in which a doctor's negligence causes harm to a newborn baby or their mother
  • Failing to diagnose cancer or another medical condition
  • Failing to properly test for the conditions and symptoms the patient is complaining of and exhibiting
  • Medication errors, such as prescribing the wrong medicine or administering the wrong dosage
  • Miscommunication between a doctor and a nurse or other medical professional
  • Physician fatigue, which may result in a doctor making a costly error
  • Surgical mistakes, such as leaving behind a sponge or other surgical tool
  • Using improper or unsterilized medical tools during an examination, surgery or other procedure

There are many other ways in which a doctor's negligence can result in a patient suffering additional complications, a worsening of their condition or other injuries.

Holding A Negligent Doctor Accountable

At Lipton Law, our doctor malpractice attorneys understand how important it is for victims of medical malpractice to receive the compensation they need and deserve. We know you and your family are facing high expenses as a result of a doctor's negligence, in addition to your suffering. We will do everything we can to help you right the wrong and give you the edge you need in court.

Call our office in Southfield today at 248-557-1688 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled lawyers to determine whether you have a valid claim.