Medical negligence is unfortunately common in Michigan and across the United States. Each year, thousands of people suffer extreme injuries and face long-term medical complications due to the negligence of the medical professionals that they trust to deliver safe and effective care. The emergency room is one of the most chaotic parts of any hospital, and unfortunately, it can also be the site of medical negligence.
If you recently sustained injuries while undergoing medical treatment in an emergency room, a medical malpractice claim could be the right option for ensuring accountability and obtaining compensation for the losses you suffered. The attorneys at Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC, have represented many clients in all types of medical malpractice claims in Muskegon, and we are ready to put this experience to work for you.
Emergency room negligence can occur when any part of an emergency room’s treatment staff causes harm to a patient through failure to meet the required standard of care. Emergency room doctors are expected to follow appropriate medical processes when diagnosing and treating patients. All healthcare providers must follow the applicable standard of care to ensure emergency room patients’ safety and proper medical treatment.
The standard of care is the level of treatment a patient requires for their condition. An emergency room error case may revolve around failure to treat a patient in a timely manner, resulting in their injury worsening; misdiagnosis; or physical harm to the patient from negligent medical techniques. If you are unsure whether a recent incident in an emergency room qualifies as malpractice, it is crucial to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
When you have been injured by an emergency room error, liability that may fall on a specific health care professional who failed to meet the standard of care your condition required, and it may also fall to the hospital. Medical malpractice can involve a specific physician, multiple physicians, and/or the hospital or other treating facility. It’s possible for a medical malpractice claim to involve doctors in one or many specialties. When any doctor fails to uphold their profession’s standards of care to a patient and causes injury, this can form the basis of a medical malpractice claim.
If you succeed with your medical malpractice claim in Muskegon, MI your medical malpractice attorney will assist you in uncovering the available types of damages in your case that may help enhance your final case award.
A medical malpractice case is a type of personal injury lawsuit, but it has specific steps that must be fulfilled under Michigan law. An affidavit of merit from a qualified medical professional outlining the nature of the injury and how the defendant who caused your injury failed in their professional duty is required. A Notice of Intent to File Suit must be sent to the defendant before filing your civil suit.
It’s natural to worry about your potential legal fees when you are struggling in the aftermath of a medical injury. If the attorneys determine that they can bring a case on your behalf, you pay nothing upfront. A legal fee is taken once we win compensation on your behalf, and the amount you pay is a percentage of your total case award. If we cannot secure compensation in your claim, you pay us nothing.
Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC, has years of professional experience handling a range of medical malpractice claims on behalf of clients in the Muskegon area and surrounding communities. If you are the victim of medical malpractice of any kind, it is natural to have lots of pressing questions when it comes to determining your best options for legal recourse. Our team is ready to provide the guidance and support you need in this difficult situation. Contact us today and schedule your free consultation.
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