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  • What Is Medical Malpractice?

Video Transcript: What Is Medical Malpractice?

Hello. My name is Kenneth Watkins. I’m a senior shareholder and trial attorney at Sommers Schwartz with more than 22 years experience handling medical malpractice and other personal injury cases. When we seek medical treatment from a doctor, hospital, or other health care provider, we expect them to take care of us and act within accepted standards of medical care. Sometimes, however, the people we trust with our health make mistakes that lead to life-altering or even fatal injury. Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider breaches the standard of care, which the law defines as the level and type of medical care that a reasonably competent and skilled health care professional with a similar background would have provided under same or similar circumstances.

In Michigan, only a reasonably matched expert may be called to identify the applicable standard of care and how that standard of care was not met in a given case. However, a deviation or breach of the standard of care is not enough to pursue a medical malpractice case. The identified medical error must have caused permanent or substantial injury. Proving your medical malpractice case in court may be complex. And finding qualified experts takes time, professional connections, and money to pay their fees.

The attorneys at Sommers Schwartz have decades of courtroom experience, deep medical knowledge, and the financial resources to take on and win even the most complex medical malpractice cases. If you or someone you care about has been harmed by the negligence of a doctor, hospital, nursing home staff, or other health care provider, please contact us today. The law only gives you a limited amount of time to file your lawsuit and pursue your right to compensation. Call the expert litigators that get extraordinary results. We’re here to help.

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