Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Grand Blanc
Representing Clients in Flint & Surrounding Areas Since 1961
When the actions or negligence of a doctor or medical provider results in serious injury, you may have the right to file a medical malpractice case.
At Jakeway Injury Law, our medical malpractice lawyers in Grand Blanc represent clients in Flint and surrounding areas in lawsuits against negligent health care providers.
We have six decades of legal experience and extensive knowledge of Michigan medical malpractice law to help you fight for your rights.
Medical Malpractice Laws in Michigan
Michigan has among the most aggressive medical malpractice laws in the country and specific rules and requirements for bringing a malpractice case. The law requires that a Notice of Intent to File Suit (NOI) be served at least 182 days before actually filing a lawsuit. In addition, an affidavit of merit must be submitted and signed by a qualified healthcare professional in the same specialty as the provider being sued.
What Is an Affidavit of Merit?
The affidavit of merit must include:
- The standard of care
- That the standard of care was breached
- Actions that should have been taken
- The way the breach caused the injury
In addition to the above requirements, there are damage caps and liability rules for medical malpractice cases in which more than one doctor or healthcare provider is responsible for the injury.
If you believe that you or a loved one was the victim of medical malpractice, it is important to seek advice from an experienced medical malpractice attorney to learn how Michigan laws and rules apply to your situation.
What Kind of Settlement Can I Expect?
If you or a loved one have suffered harm due to a medical providers’ negligence or careless behavior you may be entitled to compensation to cover your damages. This may include financial coverage of current and future medical bills.
There is also the opportunity to be awarded non-economic damages for injury or worsened conditions including:
- Pain and suffering
- And more
What Is the Michigan Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations on Medical Malpractice?
As with all personal injury claims, there is a statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases. You have two years from the date of the medical provider’s actions, or failure to act, to file a claim. Additionally, the claim must be filed within six months of when it was discovered or should have been discovered.
Exceptions to the Statute of Limitations
There are some exceptions to the statute of limitations. For example, you may have up to six years to file a claim, if the injury involves the reproductive system or the medical provider fraudulently concealed the malpractice. Our Grand Blanc medical malpractice lawyers can advise you about how the law applies to your case.
Holding Healthcare Providers Accountable
Michigan law regarding medical malpractice can be complicated, so you need an attorney with knowledge of the law. Our attorneys can help you determine if your injuries were the result of a medical provider’s negligence or misconduct.
In addition to medical malpractice, we can help with questions and disputes regarding:
- Health care benefits
- Health insurers
- Health providers
How Our Michigan Malpractice Attorneys Can Help
If you believe you or a loved one has suffered as a result of medical malpractice, get your case evaluated by our Grand Blanc medical malpractice attorneys in a free consultation.
Our firm has represented injured clients for nearly six decades and provides personal and meticulous attention to every case. We take the time to fully investigate and research your case to provide the highest quality service for every client.