Giroux Amburn, P.C.

Medical Malpractice

Have you or a loved one been injured or suffered death as a result of medical negligence?

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Have you or a loved one been injured or suffered death as a result of medical negligence?

Your hospital, doctor, nurse, psychiatrist, chiropractor or podiatrist is not immune from the law.

You may be entitled to compensation. Call Giroux Amburn for a free consultation. We handle a variety of medical malpractice claims and charge you nothing unless you win.

Medical malpractice cases involve occurrences in which there was careless or negligent mistakes by doctors, nurses or other hospital personnel l to cause injury to patients.

At Giroux Amburn, we have extensive experience in litigating complex medical malpractice claims.

We know the law and we take the necessary time to understand all of the medical issues involved. We educate the jury to fight for your rights and win. We have extensive experience and the necessary resources to take on all Michigan medical malpractice cases, including large corporate hospitals.

Malpractice cases can include the following:

  • Incorrect diagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Emergency room errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Nursing negligence
  • Medication error
  • Severe bedsores
  • Failure to timely treat
  • Failure to provide for patient safety
  • Medication errors
  • Misread of x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, or ultrasounds

Types of Cases

Incorrect diagnosis

Delayed diagnosis

Emergency room errors

Birth injuries

Anesthesia errors

Surgical mistakes

Nursing negligence

Medication error

Severe bedsores

Failure to timely treat

Failure to provide for patient safety

Medication errors

Misread of x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, or ultrasounds

What you should expect from a Medical Malpractice attorney…

Look for an attorney that has these two important qualifications regarding Medical Malpractice cases:

  1. Do they know the specific Med Mal Laws?
  2. Do they have Med Mal Trial Experience?

You need a lawyer who’s willing to go to trial for you and to put your case forward.

Many lawyers are afraid of taking on a big hospital or a big corporate entity. We’ve tried or handled cases against some of the largest hospitals in Michigan.

You need a lawyer who can represent you aggressively and address the medical issues in your case.

People say that doctors hide their mistakes.

To get to the facts your attorney needs experience digging into medical files and understanding the medical language.

The attorneys and Giroux Amburn are available to evaluate your case and help you understand the merits of your case and how they fit into the current complex laws in Michigan.

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The Process

Step 1:

Speak with one of our representatives, or complete the case assessment form below, so we can learn more about your situation.

Step 2:

Our team will thoroughly review your case, and provide more information on the strength of your case.

Step 3:

We will fight your case, and do everything we can to win, even if we need to take the case to trial, because that’s why we believe in Pure Law.

Case Assessment

Do I have a Medical Malpractice Case?

Instructions: To complete the assessment, please answer the following questions. A representative will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your case.

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    If yes, then go to next question.
    If not, then the claim is likely not allowed.
    It could be argued that there is some reason that it was tolled. Tolled means that there may have been a reason for the statute to be extended or cancelled. Reasons may be the injured person was a minor; mentally incompetence or the injured person may have died.
    Note: In Michigan, the statute of limitations (SOL) for medical malpractice claims begins at the time of the negligent act or omission. The time of the SOL can begin to run even before a person knows the full extent of the injury. Therefore, it is important to act quickly. A careful understanding of the facts of a case and/or a review of the entire medical record is necessary to ascertain the appropriate accrual date.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: If my relative is the injured party, can I file the lawsuit?

You can only file a medical malpractice claim on behalf of someone other than yourself if one of the following exceptions applies: wrongful death cases, an incapacitated plaintiff, a minor plaintiff, or a class action case.

Q: What medical records should I ask for if I think I have a lawsuit?

Your personal injury attorney will better advise you of what medical records to ask for specifically, but as a general rule, you should ask for any and all medical records available.

Q: What is the statute of limitations for a medical malpractice case?

For adults, two years from the date of the medical malpractice or six months from the date of discovery. For minors eight years of age or older, two years. For minors under eight years of age, a claim may be filed up until the minor’s tenth birthday.

Q: What is medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice is negligence by a healthcare professional or provider where the treatment provided was substandard and resulted in harm, injury, or death. A violation of the standard of care is medical malpractice.

Q: What is the standard of care in healthcare?

The standard of care in healthcare is generally defined as the level and type of care that a reasonably competent and skilled healthcare professional, with a similar educational and training background, and in the same medical community, would have provided under the circumstances that led to the malpractice.

Q: Has Michigan put limits on medical malpractice awards?

Michigan has placed low and high cap limits on medical malpractice awards. The low cap limit is $445,500 and applies to any medical malpractice claim outside the high cap exception. The high cap exceptions are (1) sterility; (2) paralysis; and (3) brain injury. The high cap is $795,500.

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