Thousands of people living in Muskegon and surrounding areas trust their doctors to deliver safe and effective treatment for illnesses and injuries. While the majority of these medical professionals uphold their duties of care to their patients, some do not. Medical malpractice among doctors is not uncommon, and victims of medical injuries need to know their rights and options for legal recourse.
If you recently suffered any injury because of the negligence of a doctor, a Michigan medical malpractice attorney is the best resource to consult if you want to determine the best recovery options available to you in this situation. Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC, has successfully represented past clients in many medical malpractice claims, and we can leverage this experience on your behalf in your impending medical malpractice case.
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.
A few of the most common forms of medical malpractice include diagnostic errors and failure to treat patients properly. When it comes to diagnosis, a physician must use an the differential diagnosis process to accurately determine a patient’s condition.
If a doctor negligently fails to properly treat a patient’s illness or injury, this may also form the foundation of a medical malpractice claim.
A medical malpractice case falls within the purview of personal injury law, but there are specific steps you must fulfill for this type of case 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 182 days before actually filing your civil suit.
Your successful medical malpractice suit could yield substantial compensation for immediate and future medical expenses arising from your injury, lost income, and other economic losses you suffered because of the injury in question. Therefore, when you choose Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC, to handle your claim, we will do everything we can to streamline your recovery process as much as possible.
Proving medical malpractice requires evidence that the negligent doctor failed to meet your standard of care, proximately causing damages. Your medical malpractice attorney can assist you in securing a medical opinion from a similarly skilled physician who can explain exactly how the defendant in your case failed to meet the standard of care you required. Medical malpractice claims often involve medical specialists, so it is vital to secure the affidavit of merit for your case from a medical professional with the appropriate credentials and experience.
Throughout the United States, the most common form of medical malpractice involving doctors is misdiagnosis. Failure to accurately diagnose a patient or delivering an incorrect diagnosis can have severe negative consequences for the patient. A doctor of any discipline required to diagnose their patients’ conditions must use an appropriate differential diagnosis method to ensure the highest levels of accuracy, and they must also account for the fact that many medical issues mirror the symptoms of others.
If you succeed with your medical malpractice claim in Muskegon, your medical malpractice attorney will assist you in uncovering every channel of recovery in your case that may help enhance your final case award.
It’s natural to worry about your potential legal fees when you are struggling in the aftermath of a medical injury that entails a protracted recovery. If the attorneys determine that they can prove a case on your behalf, Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC, makes legal counsel accessible to those who need it. You pay nothing for our representation 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, for any reason, we cannot secure compensation in your claim, you pay 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 legal 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 with a Muskegon medical malpractice attorney you can trust.
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