• 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 promiseĀ - you do not pay any legal feels until we win or settle your case.