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Medical Malpractice

Our Michigan medical malpractice attorneys represent people, not insurance companies. We have a well-earned reputation for providing aggressive and high quality representation to victims of medical malpractice, severe injuries and catastrophic injuries because we know both injury law and medicine. Few attorneys in Michigan or in the nation can match our success in the courtroom or our experience with medical malpractice and matters involving serious injuries and medical issues.

iStock_000009518816_Small - purchased 10-19-12 The Buchanan & Buchanan Law Firm offers extensive experience in all types of medical malpractice cases.

  • Anesthesia
  • Bilirubin
  • Birth Injury
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Brain Cooling
  • Brain Injuries
  • Cancer Misdiagnosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Delay
  • Diabetes
  • Doctor/Hospital Malpractice
  • ER Malpractice
  • Intrauterine Growth Retardation
  • Medical Misdiagnosis
  • Medical Negligence
  • Medication Error
  • Meningitis
  • Mental Retardation
  • Microcephaly
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Nursing Malpractice
  • Paralysis
  • Pitocin
  • Post Term Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
  • Premature Delivery
  • Surgical Error
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Wrongful Death

Unlike other law firms, we employ experienced medical professionals as members of our team. They work closely with our clients and Michigan medical malpractice attorneys, from the initial interview through settlement or trial, overseeing medical issues, educating the jury, and selecting top-notch medical experts that are critical to an excellent outcome. Their invaluable assistance has made us one of the leading Michigan medical malpractice law firms. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, please contact us for a free consultation so we put our resources to work for you.

Michigan Medical Malpractice Attorneys Offer The Power of Experience

Contrary to common belief, not every attorney has courtroom experience. Most attorneys in fact rarely step into a courtroom and few have ever tried a medical malpractice case before a jury. Our Michigan medical malpractice attorneys have been successful in court and are discerning in the cases they accept.  Our experience provides more clout in negotiations, and more credibility with judges, opposing lawyers, insurance companies, and juries.

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Michigan Medical Malpractice Law Firm Offers Clients a Unique Medical Advantage

Medical malpractice cases in Michigan often involve serious injury or death and require the utmost in attorney skill and experience. But that’s just half the equation. Catastrophic cases from an accident or medical malpractice (such as brain injury, birth trauma, paralysis, disfigurement, severe burns, or wrongful death) require medical expertise, too. These medical malpractice cases demand the guidance of medical professionals from beginning to end. Other medical malpractice law firms in Michigan struggle to find medical professionals to ask if a claim even exists, and then spend your money for a costly “preliminary review.” This causes delay in your case. Later, if they learn it is a good claim and decide to keep the case, these other Michigan attorneys typically have incredible difficulty getting qualified doctors to help. Many doctors are reluctant to consult with patients (i.e., “plaintiffs”) in Michigan medical malpractice lawsuits and don’t want to interrupt their busy medical practices to teach medicine to attorneys. The medical malpractice attorneys at Buchanan & Buchanan do not have these problems because we speak the right language: medicine. We understand the medical issues in personal injury cases. Appropriate cases are initially reviewed internally by our own medical professionals, at no cost to you and in much less time than an outside review. This medical and legal team is just one reason Buchanan & Buchanan has become a national leader in matters of medical malpractice and personal injury. We are the one place to turn for outstanding legal counsel, and proven malpractice attorneys with a powerful medical advantage. Get a free confidential case evaluation, call 800-272-4080.

Understanding and Delivery

Appearing in court and actually trying medical malpractice cases in Michigan has also taught us a lot about jurors. We have learned jurors can be quickly bored by legal arguments and hopelessly confused about injuries, medicine, medical malpractice and medical issues. As a result, we have learned to captivate and hold the attention and concern of juries we must integrate the latest communication technology. We explain the medical issues in medical malpractice cases in plain language and the resulting losses and disabling injuries. And, we speak to jurors as caring and intelligent human beings who make the decisions that will forever affect our clients’ lives. Our attorneys have learned not only to build powerful cases and exceedingly well prepared, but to also present the cases in the clear, compelling manner they deserve. Because ultimately what matters isn’t what an attorney, doctor, or expert says. It’s what jurors comprehend – and believe. Buchanan & Buchanan is one of the most successful medical malpractice law firms in Michigan. Considered by many the top trial attorneys in Michigan, our Grand Rapids law firm is dedicated to fighting for our clients and delivering the results they deserve. Our track record as proven advocates with medical professionals on staff gives our clients the edge they need to receive maximum recoveries and settlements.  If you or someone you know has suffered a catastrophic, life-changing, severe injury as the result of negligence by a doctor, hospital, nurse, medical professional or medical facility, call us today at 616.458-2464 for a free case evaluation. Se habla español. We take injury cases on a contingency-fee basis with no cost to you until we succeed. The attorneys at Buchanan & Buchanan have a proven track record of success at trial that often leads to critical advantages when interacting with insurance companies and defense lawyers representing surgeons and hospitals in malpractice settlement negotiations. Medical malpractice can be defined as a failure by a medical professional to provide a standard level of care to a patient. Harms and losses in settlements include:


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  • Compensation for pain and suffering
  • Payment of medical expenses
  • Costs to treat injury caused by the malpractice
  • Reimbursement for past medical expenses
  • Current or projected financial losses as a result of the malpractice.

Medical malpractice is often defined by the degree of care and skill a surgeon, doctor, physician, nurse, or other medical professional should use in normal circumstances. Medical malpractice can occur in the initial diagnosis of a patient, when a doctor overlooks a symptom or does not identify a critical condition or major illness. In many cases the surgeon or medical professional makes mistakes reading the medical images, MRIs, CT scans, prescribes an incorrect medicine, ignores conditions, or discharges a patient without providing any treatment. Doctor errors often occur before or during medical treatments or surgical procedures. Surgical errors, birth injuries, misdiagnosis and anesthesia errors are among the many types of malpractice cases our firm prosecutes. We believe patients have rights, including the right to receive proper treatment for medical conditions. The attorneys at Buchanan & Buchanan fight for patients and their families who have lost their capacity to work or lives due to medical negligence.

OTHER MEDICAL MALPRACTICE FOCUS AREAS

BIRTH INJURY
Birth injury occurs during the birthing process and can damage nerves, break bones, or injure the brain.
CEREBRAL PALSY
Cerebral palsy is a permanent movement disorder that can be caused by injury to a child's brain during the birthing process.
SURGICAL COMPLICATIONS
Complications after surgery can be from a surgeon's negligent conduct in surgery.
MISSED DIAGNOSIS
A missed diagnosis often means a delay in proper treatment, often with devastating consequences, for example, medical cancer cases.
MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE
When a healthcare provider, in acting or failing to act, does not comply with the standard of practice in medicine.
HOSPITAL LIABILITY
Many medical malpractice claims occur because of procedures or treatment given to patients in hospitals.
INFORMED CONSENT
A doctor must in advance adequately inform a patient of diagnosis, nature and purpose of treatment, and benefits and risks of procedures.
ESTABLISHING A DUTY OF MEDICAL CARE
Doctors and healthcare providers are not automatically required to treat or provide care to everyone they meet.
Buchanan & Buchanan, P.L.C.
171 Monroe Ave. N.W. Suite 750
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
voice: (616) 458.2464
toll free: 1-800-272-4080
fax: (616) 458.0608
email: mail@buchananfirm.com