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What is Medical Malpractice? - Grand Rapids Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a health care (typically a doctor or hospital) provider makes a mistake that causes you harm. The patient, must prove that the health care provider involved in treating you made a mistake that caused the harm that you suffered. A mistake is made when a health care provider failed to give care to the patient that other health care providers of the same training and skill would have given in the same situation. This failure to act is called a deviation from the acceptable standard of care for that specialty in medicine. No other health care provider in the same specialty would have given treatment in the same manner as the treating health care provider who made a medical mistake that caused harm to the patient.

An error in judgment is not necessarily malpractice. The plaintiff (patient) has the burden of proof to show by a preponderance of the evidence that the health care provider failed to meet the acceptable standard of care and as a result, it caused the patient damage. Damages must be sufficient to warrant the substantial costs and effort of pursuing a claim.

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What are the steps of a Medical Malpractice Case In Grand Rapids MI

A medical malpractice case starts with a phone call to the attorneys office.  At that point the attorney can initially review the facts to determine if there is a claim.  the more information you have the better the initial evaluation.

At that point, there is an office or hospital visit to get more details about the injury and the facts of the medical malpractice.

At this point, medical records are ordered and an expert doctor in the area of practice reviews the facts and the record.  If the doctor believes there is a claim for medical malpractice, then he completes an affidavit that states the facts and basis for medical malpractice claim.  This affidavit of merit is sent to the doctor or hospital for review.  During the review, a law suit cannot be filed.  This was designed to avoid law suits.  it rarely settles before a law suit is filed.

After the law suit is filed, more information about the case and facts are gathered between the attorneys (discovery).  After discovery, there are settlement conference with the judge and case evaluation (to try and settle the case).  At this point most cases are settled and do not go to trial.

If the case is not resolved, then there is a trial to determine if there is medical malpractice.

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When you need a Grand Rapids Medical Malpractice Attorney, remember to call Krupp Law Offices PC for fast honest advice about your Medical Malpractice problems and get honest advice about your options. Krupp Law Offices represents clients in cases throughout West Michigan, including the cities of Grand Rapids, Big Rapids, Ionia, Grand Haven, Stanton, Greenville, Wayland, Allegan, Holland, Newaygo, White Cloud, Fremont, Coopersville, Hastings, Middleville, Wyoming, Rockford and Portage, including Kent County, Ottawa County, Newaygo County, Ionia County, Mecosta County, Barry County, Montcalm County, and Allegan County, Michigan.

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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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