In order to meet the legal definition of medical malpractice, the treatment provided by a physician, dentist, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care professional must be in some way negligent, resulting in care that falls below the standard of care of that specialty and causes injury or death to a patient.
Though most of the time we can expect to receive quality care from medical professionals, situations do arise where negligence occurs and mistakes happen.
According to a 2016 report by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer. The study states that 10% of US deaths are due to preventable medical mistakes. Researchers believe the number could be far greater as deaths caused by medical errors are underreported. Read the entire article here.
Examples of Medical Malpractice
- Failure to diagnose or treat a medical condition
- Misdiagnosis of a medical condition
- Failure to administer medications properly
- Failure to prescribe the correct medication/dose
- Anesthesia errors
- Surgical errors
- Failure to follow up on lab tests and radiological studies
- Birth injuries
- Umbilical cord compression
If you or a loved one have suffered as a result of medical negligence, you need a medical malpractice lawyer in Michigan with proven results. Ven Johnson has won millions in medical malpractice cases and is rated a Tier 1 Firm for medical malpractice law in the Detroit metro area for 2018 by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers®.
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