Marko Law – Dearborn Height Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Are You or a Family Member Suffering Because Of Medical Malpractice?
If you think you or a family member are a victim of medical malpractice, call Marko Law. These cases are almost always hard. If you wish to succeed in your claim, it is critically important to work with lawyers that have the necessary experience. The Dearborn Height medical malpractice attorneys at Marko Law have many years of experience taking on personal injury cases. They are here to help determine if you have a case.
Many people have heard of medical malpractice. You may usually associate it with very extreme mistakes in medical treatment. For example, performing invasive surgery on the wrong patient. However, medical malpractice occurs in several less extreme forms. Further, a Dearborn Height medical malpractice lawyer understands the outcomes can be just as damaging and even deadly.
What Are Common Types of Medical Malpractice?
Preventable medical care errors can comprise a strong case for medical malpractice. These cases might result not only from a surgical mistake. It could be errors done by nurses, physicians, and other caregivers. Several of the most prevalent medical malpractice claims come from the following types of mistakes:
This can take the form of:
- Using the incorrect medication (from a doctor’s prescription, from a mistake committed by a pharmacist, or by being administered to the wrong patient).
- Being prescribed a medication that causes serious negative effects due to a known allergy or by being combined with other medications.
- Being prescribed the wrong dose.
- Neglecting to prescribe needed medication.
These are circumstances where a doctor fails to properly diagnose a problem, causing a delay in treatment. This can thereby lead to an injury that could have been avoided or minimized. This can also be a physician failing to conduct essential or appropriate diagnostic tests or procedures, or misdiagnosing a problem.
This occurs where an individual under the care of a medical facility is not monitored sufficiently. The lack of supervision can lead to a failure to give adequate and/or proper care.
A delay in treating a known condition results in a more serious condition.
Failure to acquire informed consent
As it indicates, this includes injuries resulting from procedures in which the care provider neglects to:
- Fully inform a patient of the likely or possible result of the procedure.
- Let the individual know the risks associated with a procedure.
- Neglects to acquire any consent whatsoever.
Lack of sufficient training or skill or proper credentialing
This case happens when a patient sustains an injury from a medical procedure and the medical provider should not have been rendering due to lack of training or expertise.
Birth injuries and obstetric malpractice
This involves situations in which actions or lack of actions during delivery cause permanent injury to the child or mother.
These situations involve injuries because of a surgeon that took unnecessary or incorrect steps which led to injury. Or, if there is a failure to perform the procedure with the care or skill sufficient to satisfy acceptable standards.
Many medical procedures rely upon the proper performance of medical equipment. Failures of equipment because of poor maintenance, calibration, or operation can lead to significant injuries. These are injuries that would not happen when equipment is working correctly.
Insufficient monitoring or follow-up treatment
A lot of possible complications or negative results from a treatment or procedure– even if performed correctly– might not show up until later. A case for insufficient monitoring occurs when medical professionals neglect to look for known potential adverse effects or consequences.
Lack of teamwork or communication
Frequently, patients are under the care of several providers. They could be treated with primary care physicians, specialists, nurse practitioners, etc. Even in the operating room, teams of surgeons and nurses are all in charge of different parts of patient care. If there is a failure to communicate a key piece of information between the numerous professionals during care, significant injuries can develop. For example, a physician that fails to note a medication allergy to a nurse that does not report a patient in distress.
Contact a medical malpractice attorney in Dearborn Height if you believe any of the above is the source of a serious injury or death.
How To Make a Case for Dearborn Height Medical Malpractice?
As described above, medical malpractice can take many forms. At the same time, medical malpractice comprises a certain kind of negligence claim. In medical malpractice suits, a claimant alleges that a healthcare provider– which can involve not only physicians and surgeons, but dentists, therapists, nurses, or individuals working under the supervision of these professionals– either acted or failed to act in a way that fell below the accepted standard of practice or care in the applicable medical community. Further, this act or omission leads to the injury or death of the patient.
However, even when someone has suffered a serious injury as a result of a medical procedure, proving that you have a legitimate malpractice case is not an easy job. Medicine is not a perfect science. Even when everything is done right, things can go wrong.
Most medical malpractice claims, over 95%, resolve before they go to trial. In some of these cases, the parties settle. For example, when the doctor or healthcare facility believes that the case for negligence is reasonably clear.
However, in over half of the cases on file, the defendants will have the ability to dismiss a case for one reason or another. One difficulty is that nearly all of the proof lies in the hands and minds of the doctors and hospitals who are defending the claims. Finally, for those medical malpractice claims that do go to court, plaintiffs win just about one-third of the time.
Should You Get In Touch With a Dearborn Height Medical Malpractice Attorney?
If you suffer injuries due to poor or faulty care, or somebody you love has serious injuries or dies due to the errors of a medical professional, contact Marko Law for a free consultation. Call (313) 777-7LAW, or simply use our online case evaluation form right here on this website. Remember, at Marko Law, you pay no lawyer’s fee unless you win your case.