We Handle West Michigan's Highest Profile Malpractice Cases.
The Abed Cases
Hoffer & Sheremet is currently handling numerous cases against former urogynecologist Husam Abed. Defendant Abed performed unnecessary procedures on young women, including hysterectomies. He repeatedly inserted pessaries without medical reason in patients, including girls as young as 12 years old. Defendant Abed has lost his medical license and is facing criminal charges. We represent his victims in civil lawsuits.
Most settlements are confidential. We let this space serve as a tribute to all the victims of malpractice who have had their voices taken from them.
Andrews v ProMed Ambulance
In this horrific birth injury lawsuit, 911 was called when a woman started having extensive pain and bleeding in her third trimester. Our lawsuit alleged that the paramedics and medical control authority designee failed to recognize this as a medical emergency. Rather than immediately transporting the patient to the hospital that was seven minutes away, they waited twenty minutes and then drove her to a hospital 40 minutes away.
Although the baby was delivered by emergency C-section within minutes of arrival at the hospital, she had suffered severe, permanent brain injury due to lack of oxygen from partial placental abruption.
The healthcare providers have not taken responsibility, relying on immunity.
Pedersen v Sparrow Hospital
Mom was admitted to the hospital for the express purpose of monitoring her unborn baby. Over the course of several days, the baby showed signs of distress. Inexplicably, the healthcare providers stopped monitoring the baby. When they checked for a heartrate several hours later, the baby had died.
The hospital and healthcare providers have denied liability and failed to take responsibility for this unnecessary loss of life.
I am beyond grateful for the help I received from both Aubri and Stephanie. At any time I needed them they were always available to help quickly and with a high level of professionalism. I would recommend them time and time again.
First Michigan lawyers to obtain future economic damages for a baby who died before birth
First Michigan attorneys to win a medical malpractice trial in Grand Traverse County in 22 years
High percentage of pre-suit settlements
Well-respected in the industry
Authors of Torts: Michigan Law and Practice, 3rd Edition, Legal Malpractice and Other Professional Negligence chapter
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Medical And Legal Malpractice Case Process
1. Contact the office
If you think you or a loved one is a victim of medical malpractice, birth trauma or birth injury, or legal malpractice, contact us for a free case review. You can call, email, or fill out our contact form. Someone, most likely Emily, will be in touch to gather more information about your case. It is very helpful if you have any documents gathered together in one place. A timeline is also very helpful. For your case review, we will need the names of the healthcare providers that you think made a mistake, the names of any hospitals or doctor’s offices, and the dates on which you believe mistakes were made.
2. Initial Evaluation
We have been legal and medical malpractice trial lawyers for a long time. Sometimes, we will know right away that you do not have a case. You may have waited too long to sue, your injury might be a recognized risk, it might be too hard to prove that the malpractice caused your injury, or the cost of paying experts might be higher than we think you would recover. We will always be completely honest with you.
If we think your lawyer or healthcare provider might have made a mistake, and we think that mistake caused you an injury, then we will hire experts to make sure we are right. We will ask you to gather all of your records, and then we will send your records to the experts.
It can take a long time for an expert review. If the experts are not supportive on both breach of the standard of care and causation, then the investigation ends. But if the medical experts believe your former doctor, nurse, other healthcare provider or lawyer made a mistake that caused your injury, then the case will continue.
3. Pre-suit settlement or litigation
Lawsuits take a long time and cost a lot of money. So, we always try to settle your case without needing to file a lawsuit in Court. We write a demand letter in legal malpractice cases. In medical malpractice cases, the law requires us to serve a Notice of Intent and then wait 182 days before filing the lawsuit. Sometimes, we will send a demand letter before the Notice of Intent. Very few medical malpractice cases settle without filing a lawsuit. More legal malpractice cases do, though.
If we can’t settle your case, we will file a lawsuit and begin litigation. You can read about the litigation process here. Special rules apply to Michigan medical malpractice and birth trauma lawsuits.