Detroit, with a population of over 5 million people, has over 64 hospitals with more than 11,000 physicians providing services to the sick and injured residents of the area. Do you think at some point there might come a time when a Detroit medical malpractice attorney may be needed? Malpractice is not something that anyone wants to think about, but it does happen, even in Detroit.
Whether it be to respond to an emergency requiring immediate care, treat illnesses, or to correct the result of an accident or injury, quick knowledgeable action is necessary. The medical professional is trained to provide the best possible care that is available for the condition you may present to them. But accidents happen here too. These accidents often result in further injury, pain and suffering, and sometimes loss of life. Misdiagnosis of a condition, failing to provide a needed treatment or test, or delaying a treatment are only a few of the actions that can contribute to patient injury and wrongful death cases
A Detroit medical malpractice attorney will try to find evidence to prove that the health care provider has not been doing his/her job properly and that this has caused you direct pain and suffering. Your lawyer will present the case to the physician’s insurance company where they will either accept or deny the claim. If the case is denied, it will result in the case being filed in court, where the official lawsuit starts.
When dealing with a case of medical malpractice, you must remember that there are limitations to this type of lawsuit. The main limitation you must watch out for is the amount of time you wait after the malpractice occurred to file a suit. If you wait too long, you may lose any entitlement to compensation. Compensation can be awarded for many things, most likely for medical costs (both physical and mental), wage loss (if you were unable to attend work due to your injury), fees for future treatments or medical expenses, and general “pain and suffering.” Sit down with your attorney to find out what kind of recompense you are eligible to claim.
In some cases, you might not be sure if you have experienced malpractice or not. If you feel it might even be a possibility, it is recommended that you see about attending a free consultation with a Detroit lawyer to find out for sure if you have any claim. If you do, your lawyer will make sure that you are aware of all the steps necessary to file your lawsuit and will be able to answer any other questions you have.