When you’re sick, your first step may be to go to your doctor. But what if your doctor doesn’t give you the treatment you need? They may instead cause serious injuries or worsening illnesses that require further treatment.
When this happens, you may need help from the lawyers at Pazner Law. With a Detroit medical malpractice lawyer on your side, you have an opportunity to get compensated when a doctor causes harm.
Liability in Detroit Medical Negligence Claims
When a doctor is negligent with your safety, who is ultimately responsible for your injuries? Often, it’s not the doctor. While the doctor may have caused your injuries, they may not be liable for the financial costs of your injuries.
Liability may instead fall on the doctor group or hospital the doctor works for. When these groups hire doctors, they take on the responsibility for the doctor’s actions. If they fail to meet that standard, they may be the ones settling with you in court, not the doctor.
Proving Your Doctor Was Negligent
When you’re hurt by a doctor, you need to prove your doctor was careless with your safety to get compensated. But proving your doctor was careless and committed medical malpractice may not be easy. You’ll need to prove that your doctor caused your health decline and that your doctor’s carelessness caused your suffering.
For example, you may have suffered from a rare disease that looks similar to another condition. If your doctor treated you for the wrong condition in good faith, you may not have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. If your doctor failed to treat you at all, ignored clear symptoms, performed unnecessary treatments, or caused you a direct injury (like a birth injury, for example), you may have grounds to sue.
Time Limits for Detroit Medical Malpractice Claims
When your doctor has committed medical malpractice, you may not have much time to act on your claim. In most cases, you only have two years to file your claim and get compensated for your injuries. If you don’t act in time, your claim can be dismissed, leaving you without compensation.
So don’t wait to act. You also must file a notice of intent within 182 days of the lawsuit. This is a written notice given to the at-fault party that notifies them that you intend to sue. To get started on your claim as soon as possible, talk to your lawyer about your options to act now and file quickly.
Connect with a Detroit Medical Malpractice Attorney
When you’re hurt by a doctor, you may find it difficult to trust medical professionals. You may have suffered major losses all because they were careless.
When this happens, speak with the lawyers at Pazner Law. We have the tools you need to get compensated when you’re hurt and suffering. Your Detroit medical malpractice lawyer can get you started with a free consultation, where we’ll discuss your claim. Give us a call at 313-822-2244 or fill out the online contact form below to get started.