Medical malpractice occurs when a patient suffers damages due to the inability of a Medical Professional to comply with the standard of care. To have a successful medical malpractice claim, a plaintiff must be able to prove that a doctor-patient relationship existed, that the doctor was negligent in his/her healthcare of the patient, and that the negligence caused specific damages to the patient. Proving negligence in a medical malpractice claim can be extremely difficult and that is why Blackstone Law attorneys use their legal experience and their medical experts’ knowledge and skills to provide clients with the assistance they need for their medical malpractice lawsuit.
Common Medical Malpractice Claims
There is a wide variety of situations in which medical malpractice can occur. However, many medical malpractice claims fall under the following categories:
- Failure to diagnose – If a medical professional fails to properly test for or discover the patient’s illness, injury to the patient may occur.
- Improper treatment – If a medical professional does not properly treat a patient, unnecessary injury to the patient may occur.
To prove negligence in a medical malpractice lawsuit, it is almost always necessary to obtain the testimony of an expert witness. This witness will be able to demonstrate that your medical professional did not live up to the standard of care that a reasonable professional would under similar circumstances. Additionally, the expert witness will be able to show that your doctor’s failure to live up to this standard of care resulted in your injury.
Damages in Medical Malpractice Claims
The injured party in a medical malpractice claim may be entitled to a variety of damages, including compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. There are also some damages that aren’t easily calculated, such as loss of enjoyment of life, and lost future earning capacity. Our passionate personal injury lawyers can help you take the guess work out of it.
You do not need to shoulder financial and emotional burdens because your medical professional acted incompetently.
For more information regarding your rights after a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other medical facility caused you injury, contact Blackstone Law, PLLC. Call for a free initial consultation: 248-951-8111.
Following the birth of a child, the first thought that crosses a parent’s mind is: “is my baby okay?” While any parent would like to think it’s as simple as counting 10 fingers and toes, sometimes the medical professionals will make unfortunate errors before, during, or after delivery which can cause lifelong injury to an individual.
If you believe that you are a victim of negligent medical care before, during, or following the delivery of a child, you must protect your rights and the rights of your newborn by seeking legal representation.
Common Birth Injuries
- Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
- Brachial Plexus Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Brain Injuries
- Bone Fractures
- Caput Succedaneum
- Cerebral Palsy
- Facial Paralysis
- Perinatal Asphyxia
- Intracranial Hemorrhage
- Subconjunctival Hemorrhage
- Negligent Actions that Can Lead to Birth Injury
Doctors and other medical professionals are trained to make quick decisions under high-pressure; however, one mistake can mean the loss of a life or a traumatic injury. Below is a list of common acts of negligence that have led to such injuries:
- Failure to correctly read fetal monitor during labor
- Failure to notice and/or act when infant is distressed during labor
- Improper application of tools during delivery
- Delayed C-Section, and more
Birth injury cases are extremely complicated. You will need a dedicated team to help investigate and determine causation. At Blackstone Law, we stop at nothing to support our clients and build them the strong case they deserve. We will consult with qualified medical experts and determine what went wrong and how.
Contact a Birth Injury Attorney in Michigan
Serious birth injuries can negatively affect your family physically, emotionally and financially forever. If you are interested in finding out what your options are, do not hesitate to call Blackstone Law today. Our Michigan birth injury lawyers have handled cases like yours, and are extremely experienced, skillful, and passionate about the work they do. It’s because of this that we offer free initial consultations to families looking for legal advice and support. Contact us today: 248-951-8111.
Elder neglect occurs when a caregiver fails to provide an elderly person with proper care. This violation generally occurs with senior citizens who reside in nursing home facilities and can no longer care for themselves. Elder neglect is also known as elder abuse. Elder abuse is associated with physical activities that leave the elder individual injured.
Examples of Elder Abuse and Neglect
When someone is a designated caregiver to an elder person, they are responsible to maintain and provide them with the care and attention the elder individual needs. When they fail to do so and the elder person is suffering, the caregivers’ negligence is a violation of the law, and subject to civil liability. Examples of elder neglect include:
- Not providing an elder person with the necessities of food, water, clothing, and shelter
- Failing to administer medicine or treatment as instructed by the elder’s physician
- Ignoring an elder person’s request to communicate information to another person, especially if this information pertains to the elder’s health
- Keeping an elder person in a poor and unsuitable living conditions
- Not reporting an act of elder abuse
- Sexual assault
Proving elder neglect may be difficult, but it is possible with the proper elder abuse lawyer on your side. Generally, the elder person must have experienced some form of physical or economic harm. This can be an injury to their body, or an unwarranted loss of property. Emotional injuries are also a form of elder neglect, and proving emotional injuries can also be best achieved through consulting with an experienced attorney.
Who is Responsible?
Sometimes, an elder person can have multiple caregivers. The individual who is legally responsible for the elder individual may be the elder person’s:
- Nursing home personnel
- Relatives or friends
- Live-in caregivers, or visiting caregivers
- Medical professionals
When an individual has the explicit legal duty to care for an elder person in any way and fails to do so, they are violating the elder individual’s rights.
Contact Blackstone Law, PLLC Now
If you or a loved one have experienced the neglect of an elder, contact Blackstone Law at your earliest convenience. We believe an elder’s life should never be affected because of the negligence of another party. For a free consultation call our office at: 248-951-8111.