- Wrongful Death Lawsuits for Emergency Room Errors
- July 12, 2012 | Author: Daniel L. Buckfire
- Law Firm: Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. - Southfield Office
Emergency room patients with serious medical conditions are commonly not properly diagnosed or are discharged home with a life-threatening illness or condition. When this kind of medical error happens it is grounds for a Michigan medical malpractice lawsuit. The medical malpractice lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. have experience in representing clients whom have suffered due to emergency room errors.
The most common emergency department medical mistakes that provide a basis for a medical malpractice lawsuit include:
- Failing to treat any condition that was previously properly diagnosed
- Failing to admit a patient to the hospital
- Failing to diagnose an infection, like meningitis
- Failing to diagnose appendicitis or bowel obstructions
- Failing to consult with a specialist
- Failing to order necessary tests
- Discharging a patient before a proper medical workup
- Failing to diagnose a heart attack
- Failing to order x-rays, CT Scans, MRIs, or other radiology tests
In addition to a medical malpractice lawsuit, in cases where a patient dies due to one of these medical errors, the family members of the victim may file a wrongful death lawsuit. The family can sue the hospital for damages resulting from the wrongful death.
These damages include:
- The loss of society and companionship of the family member
- The loss of wages and services by the deceased
- Payment of funeral expenses
- Other damages under Michigan law
To determine whether you or someone you know has the legal basis to file a Michigan emergency room medical malpractice lawsuit, you should contact our office immediately for a free consultation at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case. The lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent medical malpractice victims and families of wrongful death victims under our NO FEE promise - you do not pay any legal feels until we win or settle your case.