When you seek treatment from a healthcare professional, you literally put your life in that person’s hands. What happens if an error is made? That is precisely what does happen all too frequently in the United States. When a healthcare professional commits a medical error, the victim, or surviving family members if a fatality resulted, may have the basis for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
At Slusky & Walt, P.C., the American Benefits Experts, or A.B.E.,we understand that no amount of money is worth risking your life to a medical error; however, if you have unwittingly been the victim of medical malpractice you deserve to be compensated for the physical and emotional injures caused by the at-fault party. Our medical malpractice attorneys are dedicated to ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve. Moreover, the negligent party should be held liable for the error that was committed. If you have been the victim of a malpractice in Michigan, contact the medical malpractice attorneys A.B.E. team at Slusky & Walt, P.C. today at 1-800-ABE-HELPS (1-800-223-4357) to schedule your free consultation.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs far more often than most people realize in the United States. In fact, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. according to the Journal of American Medical Association, or JAMA. By definition, medical malpractice occurswhen a health-care provider deviates from the recognized “standard of care” in the treatment of a patient. The “standard of care” is defined as what a reasonably prudent medical provider would or would not have done under the same or similar circumstances. Medical malpractice can be the result of an act or an omission. In other words, it can be caused by something a healthcare provider did or something the provider failed to do.
Compensation in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
The American Benefit Experts at Slusky& Walt will aggressively pursue all avenues of compensation for victims of a medical error. Both victims and surviving family members in the case of a fatal error may be entitled to compensate in a medical malpractice lawsuit if the defendant is found to have been at fault. Compensation may be for economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are out of pocket expenses such as the cost of additional medical treatment or surgery to correct the error or lost wages resulting from the inability to work caused by the defendant’s malpractice. Non-economic damages are intended to compensate the victim or survivors for the emotional trauma caused by the healthcare provider’s error.
The American Benefit Experts at Slusky & Walt, P.C. are committed to helping medical malpractice victims and surviving family members recover physically, emotionally, and financially, from the devastation caused by the medical error. Not only do you have a right to compensation, but the wrongdoer should also be held accountable for the error that caused your suffering. Contact the experienced medical malpractice laywers, A.B.E. team today at 1-800-ABE-HELPS (1-800-223-4357) so that we can get started on your road to recovery and compensation.