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Medical Malpractice in Pontiac, Michigan

Pontiac Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Are You or a Loved One Suffering as a Result of Medical Malpractice?

If you think you or a loved one are a victim of medical malpractice, call Marko Law. These cases are usually difficult. If you intend to succeed in your claim, it is vitally important to consult with lawyers who have the necessary experience. The Pontiac Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Marko Law, have years of experience taking on personal injury lawsuits. They are here to help determine if you have a case.Many people have heard of medical malpractice. You might often associate it with very severe errors in medical treatment. For instance, performing an invasive surgical operation on the wrong patient. However, medical malpractice occurs in many less drastic forms. Further, a Pontiac medical malpractice lawyer understands the outcomes can be just as damaging or even deadly.

What Are Typical Forms of Medical Malpractice?

Avoidable medical care mistakes can constitute a solid case for medical malpractice. These cases might result not only from a surgical error. It could be mistakes committed by nurses, physicians, and other caregivers. Several of the most prevalent medical malpractice cases stem from the following kinds of errors:

Medication error

This can take the form of:

  • Using the wrong 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 major adverse effects because of a known allergic reaction or by being combined with other medications.
  • Being prescribed the wrong dose.
  • Neglecting to prescribe needed medication.

Diagnosis failures

These are instances where a doctor fails to properly diagnose a problem, resulting in a delay in treatment. This can therefore cause an injury that could have been avoided or lessened. This can also be a physician failing to perform essential or appropriate diagnostic tests or procedures, or misdiagnosing a problem.

Negligent supervision

This occurs when a patient under the care of a hospital is not monitored adequately. The lack of supervision can cause a failure to provide sufficient and/or proper care.

Delayed treatment

A delay in treating a known condition leads to a more serious condition.

Failure to acquire informed consent

As it suggests, this includes injuries caused by procedures in which the care provider neglects to:

  • Fully inform a patient of the likely or potential outcome of the procedure.
  • Let the patient know the dangers associated with a procedure.
  • Fails to acquire any consent whatsoever.
  • Lack of adequate training or skill or proper credentialing.

This claim occurs when a patient sustains an injury from a medical procedure and the medical provider should not have been providing it because of a lack of training or expertise.

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.

Surgical mistakes

These situations include injuries due to a surgeon that took unnecessary or incorrect measures which resulted in injury. Or, if there is a failure to conduct the procedure with the care or skill sufficient to satisfy appropriate standards.

Equipment failure

Countless 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 operating correctly.

Inadequate monitoring or follow-up treatment

A lot of possible complications or negative effects from a treatment or procedure-- even if done properly-- might not show up until later. A case for inadequate surveillance happens when medical professionals neglect to look for known potential negative effects or consequences.

Lack of teamwork or communication

Frequently, patients are under the care of many providers. They could be treated by primary care physicians, specialists, nurse practitioners, etc. Even in the operating room, teams of surgeons and nurses are all responsible for various parts of patient care. If there is a failure to communicate a crucial piece of information between the various individuals during care, serious injuries can develop. For instance, a physician that fails to document a medication allergy to a nurse who does not report a patient in distress. Contact a medical malpractice lawyer in Pontiac if you believe any of the above is the reason for a major injury or fatality.

How to Make a Case for Pontiac Medical Malpractice?

As described above, medical malpractice can take many forms. At the same time, medical malpractice constitutes a certain kind of negligence claim. In medical malpractice suits, a claimant alleges that a healthcare provider-- which can include not just doctors and surgeons, but dentists, therapists, nurses, or people 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. In addition, this act or omission results in the injury or fatality of the patient. However, even when somebody has suffered a serious injury as a result of a medical procedure, proving that you have a valid malpractice claim is not an easy job. Medicine is not a perfect science. Even when everything is done right, things can go wrong. The majority of medical malpractice lawsuits, over 95%, resolve before they go to court. In a number of these cases, the parties settle. For instance, when the doctor or healthcare facility thinks that the case for negligence is fairly clear. However, in over half of the cases on file, the defendants will have the ability to dismiss a claim for one reason or another. One difficulty is that almost all of the proof lies in the hands and minds of the physicians and hospitals who are defending the cases. Lastly, for those medical malpractice cases that do go to trial, plaintiffs win just about one-third of the time.

Should You Get In Touch with a Pontiac Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

If you sustain injuries due to poor or faulty care, or someone you love has severe injuries or dies because of the mistakes 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. Don't forget, at Marko Law, you pay no lawyer's fee unless you win your case.

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If you are ready to start your case or need more information about Medical Malpractice in Pontiac, Michigan, contact Marko Law Firm today. Let us represent you as you seek justice and compensation for your pain and damages. Call (313) 777-7LAW today to get a free consultation or visit our website: MarkoLaw.com to get more information.

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