Compassionate Medical Malpractice Attorneys for Children in Michigan
As parents, our children's health and well-being is a top priority. When our children are injured or sick, we want them to have the best care possible. We trust healthcare providers, such as doctors, nurses, hospitals, and others, to give that care.
But sometimes, errors are committed that make our child worse. Our medical malpractice attorneys specialize in these pediatric malpractice lawsuits. We handle pediatric medical malpractice cases for children from newborns to teenagers and young adults.
We understand that a lawsuit is a huge undertaking for adults, let alone children. We handle all aspects of the litigation so that you can focus on your child and getting them all of the care they need.
Pediatric Malpractice Case Process
1. Contact the office
If you think your child is a victim of medical malpractice, contact us for a free case review. You can call, email, or fill out our contact form. Someone, most likely Keely, will be in touch to gather more information about your child's 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 malpractice trial lawyers for a long time. Sometimes, we will know right away that your child does not have a case. You may have waited too long to sue, your child's injury might be a recognized risk, it might be too hard to prove that the malpractice caused the 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 child's healthcare provider might have made been negligent, and we think that error caused your child's injury, then we will hire experts to make sure we are right. We will ask you to gather all of your child's records, and then we will send the 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 child's 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. 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.
If we can’t settle your child's case, we will file a lawsuit and begin litigation. You can read about the litigation process here.
Start your child's free case review
If you would prefer, you can also call the office and talk to Keely or Emily: 616.278.0888.