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Definition of Medical Malpractice Law
A medical malpractice lawsuit involves a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other health care provider who commits negligence by failing to meet the standard of care required of them. To prove medical malpractice, you must show that the doctor failed to provide adequate treatment, which resulted in harm to the patient.
Malpractice occurs only if a medical professional fails to follow an applicable standard of medical practice, and an injury or harm results.
To put it another way, the medical professional failed by not doing something that a generally reasonable and careful professional would do if faced with the same or similar circumstances.
You must also have an affidavit stating that your records and health status were reviewed by a medical professional and that he/she believes the treatment you received could lead to a successful medical malpractice lawsuit.
Medical Malpractice Negligence Lawyers
The lawyers at Lambert Law have extensive experience handling medical malpractice cases throughout the state. If you believe that you may have suffered due to negligence by a doctor, nurse, hospital employee, or any other health care provider, we encourage you to contact us today for a free consultation.
Establishing liability for medical malpractice requires careful consideration. The plaintiff must prove that the physician failed to exercise a reasonable degree of care, skill, and knowledge commonly possessed by physicians in his or her field; that this failure was a proximate cause of injury; and those damages resulted from such negligence.
Common medical errors that may harm patients and lead to malpractice lawsuits include, among others: Emergency Room Mistakes. The emergency room is a chaotic environment, and doctors must react quickly to incoming patients. Errors in judgment can be made by the doctor or nurse on duty. These mistakes are often compounded when multiple providers work together at one facility.
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What Is Medical Malpractice?
The medical malpractice lawyers at Lambert Law will review your case and determine if it qualifies as medical malpractice. If so, we will take immediate action to protect your rights and seek justice for you.
If you suspect that you may have been harmed by a negligent doctor, call our office right away. We will evaluate your claim and advise you about your legal options. Our office phone number is (248) 431-7127. We are happy to answer any questions and to determine if you have grounds for a case.
We represent clients across Michigan including but not limited to: Detroit, Ann Arbor, Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Saginaw, Bay City, Muskegon, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Portage, Battle Creek, Mt Pleasant, Monroe, Canton, Novi, Dearborn, Livonia, Royal Oak, Warren, Sterling Heights, Farmington Hills, Southfield, Troy, Pontiac, Birmingham, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Berkley, Bloomfield Township, Madison Heights, Dearborn Heights, Grosse Pointe Farms, St Clair Shores, Huntington Woods, Beverly Hills, Westland, Plymouth, Garden City, Allen Park, Roseville, Highland Park, Northville, Novi, Clawson, Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills, Ypsilanti, Taylor, Southgate.
How Is Medical Malpractice Proven?
To prove medical malpractice, you must first show that the doctor deviated from accepted standards of care. This means that the provider failed to meet the standard of care expected by most people in his or her field. The second part of proving medical malpractice is establishing that this deviation caused harm to the patient. For example, if a surgeon performs a procedure incorrectly, but it doesn’t cause any harm, then the plaintiff cannot win a case against the physician.
Medical malpractice cases are difficult to prove because there is no way to know what would have happened had the doctor acted properly. Therefore, expert witnesses are needed to testify regarding the appropriate standard of care and whether the doctor met that standard.
There are two types of experts:
1) Doctors – Physicians who specialize in treating certain conditions and
2) Nurses – Registered nurses who treat patients in hospitals. Both types of experts should be called to testify in your case.
Who Can Sue A Doctor Or Hospital For Medical Malpractice?
A person who has suffered an injury due to negligence can sue the doctor or hospital responsible for causing the injury. In some states, however, only those with “standing” can file suit. Standing refers to the ability of someone to bring an action against another party. To establish standing, a plaintiff must demonstrate that he or she was directly injured by the defendant’s actions.
A person who suffers direct injuries from a doctor’s negligence may bring a lawsuit against him or her. However, if the alleged injury results from the death of another person, the victim’s family members may also sue.
Please bear in mind that not all medical errors are the basis for a lawsuit. If you believe that you were harmed by a medical mistake made during surgery, you should consult with a lawyer immediately.
If you believe that you have been harmed by a medical error, please contact our office today. We will review your situation thoroughly and explain how we plan to proceed on your behalf.
What Damages Are Awarded in Medical Malpractice Cases?
The damages awarded depend on the severity of the injury suffered by the patient. In some cases, the patient may suffer permanent injuries, including paralysis or death. Other times, the patient will only experience temporary damage, but still, require extensive medical treatment. If the patient has a long-life expectancy, then the damages awarded could include future care costs.
Keeping all your paperwork is imperative. This includes paperwork from the insurance company, medical provider, all your medical records, and medical records from any medical experts you may have spoken with.
What Defines Medical Negligence or Malpractice?
The standard of care is what doctors should be doing in any given situation. If they fail to meet this standard, it could constitute medical negligence or malpractice. This means that if a doctor fails to provide adequate treatment, he or she may be held liable for damages.
How can medical malpractice occur?
The most common cause of medical malpractice is negligence. Negligence occurs when someone fails to act reasonably under the circumstances. This could include failing to follow proper procedures, not following up on test results, or not providing adequate care.
What to Know When Considering a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
If you believe you were harmed by medical malpractice, it may be worth considering filing a lawsuit against the doctor who caused your injury. The first step is to determine if you have a case. A medical malpractice lawyer will look into whether the doctor was negligent in his care of you. They will also consider whether any laws were broken during your treatment.
Do I Have a Case Medical Malpractice Case?
If you believe that you were harmed by medical malpractice, contact our firm today for a free consultation.
Contact us online or call (248) 431-7127 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys about your case.
The medical malpractice lawyers at Lambert Law are here to help you if you’ve suffered harm from a doctor’s negligence. Our team has experience helping clients who have suffered an injury due to medical errors, including those caused by doctors, nurses, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and others.
Please contact the Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Lambert Law (248) 431-7127 with any questions you might have.