Marko Law Firm – Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Troy, Michigan
Are You or a Family Member Suffering Because of Medical Malpractice?
If you think you or a loved one are a victim of medical malpractice, call Marko Law. These cases are usually hard. If you intend to prevail in your case, it is critically important to consult with attorneys who have the necessary experience. The Troy Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Marko Law, have several years of experience handling personal injury cases. They are here to help determine if you have a case.
Lots of people have heard of medical malpractice. You might usually associate it with very extreme mistakes in medical treatment. For example, performing invasive surgery on the wrong patient. However, medical malpractice occurs in many less extreme forms. Further, a Troy medical malpractice lawyer knows the effects can be just as damaging or even fatal.
What Are Common Forms of Medical Malpractice?
Avoidable healthcare mistakes can comprise a strong claim for medical malpractice. These cases might result not just from a surgical error. It could be errors committed by nurses, doctors, and various other caregivers. Many of the most common medical malpractice cases stem from the following kinds of mistakes:
This can take the form of:
- Using the wrong medication (from a doctor’s prescription, from an error made by a pharmacist, or by being administered to the wrong patient).
- Being prescribed a medication that causes serious adverse 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 correctly diagnose a problem, causing a delay in treatment. This can therefore lead to an injury that could have been prevented or minimized. This can also be a doctor failing to perform essential or appropriate diagnostic tests or procedures, or misdiagnosing a problem.
This occurs when an individual under the care of a medical facility is not monitored sufficiently. The lack of supervision can lead to a failure to provide adequate and/or proper care.
A delay in treating a known condition results in a more serious condition.
Failure to obtain informed consent
As it indicates, this includes injuries resulting from procedures in which the care provider fails to:
- Fully inform an individual of the likely or possible outcome of the procedure.
- Let the patient know the risks associated with a procedure.
- Fails to acquire any consent at all.
- Lack of sufficient training or skill or proper credentialing.
This claim arises when a patient suffers an injury from a medical procedure and the medical provider should not have been providing it due to lack of training or experience.
Birth injuries and obstetric malpractice
This involves situations in which actions or lack of actions during delivery result in long-term injury to the child or mother.
These situations include injuries because of a surgeon who took unnecessary or incorrect steps which led to an injury. Or, if there is a failure to perform the procedure with the care or skill sufficient to meet acceptable standards.
Many medical procedures rely upon the proper performance of medical equipment. Failures of equipment due to poor maintenance, calibration, or operation can result in 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 adverse effects from a treatment or procedure– even if done correctly– might not show up until later. A claim for poor monitoring happens when medical professionals neglect to look for known possible negative results or consequences.
Lack of teamwork or communication
Often, patients are under the care of many providers. They could be treated with primary care doctors, 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 major piece of information between the numerous individuals during care, serious injuries can develop. For example, a doctor who fails to note a medication allergy to a nurse who does not report a patient in distress.
Contact a medical malpractice lawyer in Troy if you believe any of the above is the reason for a serious injury or death.
How to Make a Case for Troy Medical Malpractice?
As detailed above, medical malpractice can take many forms. At the same time, medical malpractice constitutes a specific type of negligence claim. In medical malpractice cases, a claimant alleges that a healthcare provider– which can include not just physicians and surgeons, but dentists, therapists, nurses, or individuals working under the supervision of these professionals– either acted or failed to act in a manner 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 fatality of the patient.
However, even when somebody has sustained a serious injury as a result of a medical procedure, verifying 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 lawsuits, over 95%, resolve before they go to trial. In some of these cases, the parties settle. For instance, when the doctor or medical facility believes that the claim for negligence is relatively clear.
However, in over half of the cases on file, the defendants will be able to dismiss a case for one reason or another. One problem is that nearly all of the proof lies in the hands and minds of the physicians and healthcare facilities who are defending the claims. Lastly, for those medical malpractice cases that do go to trial, plaintiffs win only about one-third of the time.
Should You Contact a Troy Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
If you sustain injuries due to inadequate or faulty care, or somebody you love has serious injuries or passes away due to the mistakes of a medical professional, reach out to Marko Law for a free consultation. Call (313) 777-7LAW, or simply use our online case evaluation form right here on this website. Don’t forget, at Marko Law, you pay no attorney’s fee unless you win your case.