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Choosing a law firm to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit can be the most important decision you make for your family’s future.
Medical Malpractice Attorneys That Get Results
Each year, thousands of patients' lives are forever changed due to preventable healthcare mistakes. At Sommers Schwartz, P.C., we proudly represent individuals and families in Michigan medical malpractice lawsuits. For over 45 years, Sommers Schwartz attorneys have been helping patients get their lives back on track after suffering from the lifechanging effects of pharmaceutical errors, surgical mistakes, misdiagnoses and misread tests and other forms of medical negligence.
Damages in Michigan Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional fails to provide a patient with the appropriate treatment.
Those who have experienced a major medical error understand that these cases involve not just physical pain, but also a deep sense of frustration. Patients trust medical professionals to help them feel better. When a trip to a doctor, dentist, surgeon, or pharmacist results in a preventable medical error, the patient is often worse off than they were before. In these cases, the harmed patient can pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit against the parties responsible for their care.
In Michigan, there is no maximum on economic damages.
In Michigan, there is no limit on the amount of economic damages you can recover in a medical malpractice case. However, as of March 2020, state law puts a $471,800 cap on non-economic damages (the cap goes up each year correlated to the Consumer Price Index) except in the following situations, where the non-economic damages cap is $842,500:
- The medical negligence renders the patient a hemiplegic, paraplegic, or quadriplegic resulting in a total permanent functional loss of one or more limbs caused by injury to the brain or spinal cord;
- The medical negligence impaired a patient's cognitive capacity rendering him or her incapable of making independent, responsible life decisions and permanently incapable of independently performing the activities of normal, daily living; or,
- The medical negligence resulted in permanent loss of or damage to a reproductive organ resulting in the patient?s inability to procreate.
If you or a loved one suffered as the result of an incident of Michigan medical malpractice, contact the dedicated team of attorneys at Sommer Schwartz, P.C. Since the firm was founded in the 1970s, Sommers Schwartz has stood out as a pioneer in the field of medical negligence, fighting for the rights of injured individuals as well as their families. Our team of experienced attorneys handles all types of medical malpractice cases in Detroit and across the state, helping our clients obtain the compensation they need to move on with their life.
Choosing a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Michigan
For more than 35 years, Robert Sickels has sucessfully represented hundreds of individuals involved in complex medical malpractice matters.
Since joining Sommers Schwartz, Robert has focused his practice in medical malpractice cases. His thorough investigative skills and zealous advocacy has enabled him to secure numerous settlements and jury verdicts, resulting in millions of dollars in compensation for his clients.