Did you know that a study in the current issue of the Journal of Patient Safety estimates that between 210,000 and 440,000 patients each year who go to the hospital for care suffer some type of preventable harm that contributes to their death. That would make medical mistakes the third leading cause of death in America. The lower estimate of 50,000 deaths per year caused by preventable medical mistakes is more than the number of deaths attributable to car accidents, breast cancer, and AIDs combined. It has been estimated that the annual cost to society for medical mistakes in hospitals is between $17 Billion to $29 Billion for lost income, lost household productivity and disability.
Despite the frequency and severity of preventable medical mistakes, the Michigan Government and Courts have made the filing of Medical Malpractice claims extremely complicated and expensive. That is why it is essential to contact Jeffrey W. Hartkop, P.C., a highly experienced medical malpractice law firm to investigate an injury to yourself or loved one as a result of a Doctor or Hospital’s medical malpractice.
Medical Malpractice occurs when a Doctor, Nurse, Hospital or other Medical Provider makes a medical error which is contrary to the standard of care. Such errors can occur in the following areas:
• Diagnostic – an error or delay in diagnosis, a failure to do indicated tests, using an outmoded test or therapy or a failure to act on the results of monitoring or testing.
• Treatment – a mistake in the performance of an operation, procedure, or test; a mistake in giving treatment or in the dose/ method of using a drug; a delay in treatment or in responding to an abnormal test.
• Preventative – failure to provide preventative treatment or from a failure to monitor ongoing treatment.
• Failure to Communicate – mistakes can happen when there is a breakdown in communication between physicians, nurses and other hospital staff. Nurses may fail to carry out the Doctor’s orders, Doctor’s may make mistakes by not ordering required tests or by ordering the wrong medicines. Malpractice may occur in many of the following situations:
REMEMEBER!!! The law in Michigan requires you to bring an action for Medical Malpractice within 2 years of the date of malpractice or 6 months from the time you knew or should have known you were the victim of Medical Malpractice. If you or a loved one think you may be the victim of medical malpractice – DON’T WAIT!!!
Everyday Americans trust Doctors with their lives - when a patient has a medical complaint, they trust their Doctors to follow the standard of care to make correct decisions and react quickly in the event of an emergency. When something goes wrong unfortunately, Doctors and Hospital staff are reluctant to tell you why. Our firm is experienced and working with experts to get you the answers you deserve! If a healthcare professional is guilty of malpractice and responsible for the harm that they cause, we are successful at bringing YOU the JUSTICE that YOU deserve!!! If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, call the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Jeffrey W. Hartkop, P.C. for a free case evaluation.
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