A Detroit medical malpractice lawyer can help if you or someone you care about was harmed due to the negligence of a doctor or hospital. The Buckfire Law Firm handles lawsuits against Detroit hospitals and their staff members for medical errors involving hospital patients. Call our award-winning lawyers now to start your case.

Medical negligence is a major problem throughout the United States, especially in the largest cities like Detroit.  The number of patients injured and those who die due to medical mistakes is at an all-time high.  Patients and their families seeking justice for harm caused by medical malpractice should seek the advice of an experienced attorney.

Types of Detroit Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle

Our Detroit medical malpractice lawyers file lawsuits for several medical negligence case types. These malpractice lawsuits include claims for medical mistakes against doctors, clinics, urgent care offices, hospital nursing staff, and hospital pharmacies for errors. We handle cases including:

  • Birth injuries, including Cerebral Palsy
  • Surgical errors during surgery and post-operative care
  • Operating room mistakes including surgical fires.
  • Anesthesia mistakes causing injury or death.
  • Radiology errors & misread x-rays
  • Nursing negligence
  • Patient falls and dropped patients.
  • Medication mistakes, including allergic reactions.
  • Hospital infections, including sepsis.
  • Misdiagnosis of serious medical conditions
  • Failure to diagnose serious medical conditions.
  • Wrongful death

Largest Detroit Hospitals

In the City of Detroit, the largest community hospitals include:

  • St John Detroit Riverview Hospital
  • Detroit Receiving Hospital
  • Harper University Hospital
  • Hutzel Women’s Hospital
  • Children’s Hospital of Michigan
  • Triumph Hospital
  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • DMC Health Gr-Jefferson
  • Northwest Region Hospital
  • Detroit Medical Center (DMC)
  • Trinity Health
  • Veterans Administration Hospital

What Must be Proved to Win a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

To win a Detroit medical malpractice lawsuit, you must prove that a doctor or other licensed medical provider made an unacceptable error that caused a serious injury or death. Our Detroit medical malpractice attorneys hire the top national medical experts to review your records and prove you were the victim of malpractice.

A poor medical outcome or unsatisfactory result during a hospitalization or medical procedure does not mean there was negligence by the doctor or hospital. Many medical procedures have inherent risks, and many illnesses have poor outcomes even with the best medical attention.

Our Detroit medical malpractice attorneys will perform a detailed analysis of your treatment to determine whether you or someone you know has been the victim of malpractice or negligent care. If you have a case, we will file it for you.

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Can I Sue a Detroit Doctor or Hospital for a Medical Mistake?

You can sue a doctor or hospital for a medical mistake if you or a loved one were harmed by an error.  Our attorneys will get all of your records and review them with our in-house nurse paralegal.  We will also discuss your case with a medical expert witness to see if we can prove a doctor or hospital committed medical malpractice.  If our medical team determines you have a case, we will file your lawsuit against all responsible medical providers and work hard to win you the maximum settlement.

What is the Compensation for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

In general, there are two main types of compensation you can seek in a Detroit medical malpractice lawsuit. These are known as economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages are for financial losses only. These damages include loss of past earnings, loss of future earnings, medical bills incurred, and future medical expenses if additional medical care is needed going forward. Our Detroit malpractice lawyers often hire an economist and life care planner to document and prove these damages.

Non-economic damages are for pain and suffering, disability, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life. There is no calculator to determine the amount of these damages and often a jury will decide on the amount to award if the case does not first settle.

In cases where medical malpractice caused the death of the patient, the surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit. These cases demand compensation for the pain and suffering prior to death, the loss of companionship to the surviving family members, and financial losses resulting from the death.

Examples of Detroit Medical Malpractice Settlements & Verdicts

Below are some sample Detroit medical malpractice results in cases failed against hospitals and doctors by patients and their families:

  • $7,500,000 settlement for a patient paralyzed after surgery.
  • $4,500,000 cerebral palsy settlement against a Detroit hospital
  • $3,000,000 wrongful death settlement for missed cancer diagnosis.
  • $1,200,000 jury verdict in a botched surgical procedure lawsuit
  • $850,000 settlement in a missed stroke diagnosis case

Free Case Review by our Detroit Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys will discuss your case with you, review your records, and advise you whether you have a legitimate claim for medical negligence. You should be aware that there are strict time limitations for filing malpractice suits in Michigan, so it is important that you call us now.

Our No Fee Promise

We will handle your medical malpractice case under our No Free Promise, which means there are no legal fees or costs unless you receive a settlement. If we review your records with our experts and determine we cannot file a case for you, there are no costs or fees to you. There is no risk whatsoever.

Contact Our Detroit Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Call our experienced Detroit medical malpractice attorneys today so that we can start investigating your case. Call us now or submit your case information online and we will be in touch soon.

Remember, there are very strict time limitations for filing suits and any delay by you in contacting us can destroy your claims.

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