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Malpractice occurs when a medical or health care professional deviates from standards in his or her profession, thereby causing injury to a patient. If a doctor makes a mistake, they must be held accountable.

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. A doctor must be held accountable for mistakes made. You need a law firm that will assist you in making doctors accountable for injuries caused to you, or your loved one.

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.

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

  • Dental errors

  • Surgical errors

  • Failure to follow up on lab tests and radiological studies

  • Birth injuries

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.

Let Jerard, Scott, and the team of MUSSIN & SCANLAND, PLLC fight for you. Contact us today.

Business Interruption/Insurance Bad Faith

The COVID-19 outbreak has shuttered businesses across the world, and this has already led to litigation focusing on business disruption and insurance bad faith. In French Laundry Partners et al. v. Hartford Fire Insurance Company, the three-Michelin-starred restaurant alleges that it is entitled to insurance coverage for loss of business income due to a Civil Order that closed all non-essential businesses. Businesses across the United States, including those outside the hospitality sector, are anticipated to allege similar claims. Potential expert witnesses: Insurance Executive, Public Health Officer, Restaurant Industry Insider, Economic Damages, Occupational & Environmental Medicine Physician, Epidemiologist, and/or Infectious Disease Physician.

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