Michigan Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Hundreds of thousands of people are injured by healthcare providers each year.
But getting compensated for those harms is an uphill battle. Few even try. Have you or a loved one been injured by a doctor? Do you understand your options? The Sigal Law Firm is here to help.
We’re Here to Help You Recover
Medical malpractice lawsuits can be extremely complicated in Michigan. Consider the simplest question of all:
Can I still sue?
This should be easy to answer. For most personal injury cases, you have three years to take action after the accident. But even this very simple question about medical malpractice can become a tangled mess under Michigan law.
If a healthcare provider causes you harm (either through their actions or by failing to act), you have two years from that moment to pursue legal action—unless the harm is not discovered before two years have passed. Then, you have six months from the discovery of the harm. But it still has to be within six years of the date the healthcare provider caused you harm, regardless of when that harm was discovered. That is unless: 1) the healthcare provider fraudulently concealed their mistake, 2) the injury resulted in permanent damage to the patient’s reproductive system, or 3) the injured party was under 18 or deemed legally incompetent at the time of the incident.
And that’s the tip of the iceberg. Michigan also requires special filings in medical malpractice cases (like a “Notice of Intent” and an affidavit of merit). These must be signed by another medical professional with certain specific qualifications. On top of that, Michigan limits the non-economic damages (commonly called “pain and suffering compensation”) an injured party can be awarded and sometimes has confusing rules about how fault and damages may be apportioned if a case is decided in the injured party’s favor.
It is a lot to take in—especially if you’re already dealing with the life-altering results of a doctor’s mistake.
Working with a Medical Malpractice Attorney
We are ready to guide you through this system and help you find your way to a better place. That process begins with your first phone call to us. You’ll speak to a qualified lawyer that day and have an opportunity to explain your situation. We’ll then lay out the entire legal process in plain language, including your options, the benefits you’re entitled to as compensation, and our honest assessment of the merits of your case.
If you decide to move forward, we’ll schedule an in-depth meeting at your convenience. That may be at your home, at our office, via phone or video—whatever works for you. During this talk, you will have an opportunity to discuss every detail of your situation.
Once you sign the retainer documents, the Sigal Law Firm will officially be your legal representation. At that point, we can begin finding solutions for your most immediate problems. That includes working on your behalf to resolve any issues over medical billing, missed work, or in-home aid. We will connect you with the expert witnesses you need in order to file the necessary notices and affidavits and be sure that you meet every deadline and statutory requirement.
Most importantly, as your case progresses, you won’t be paying anything. There are no consultation or retainer fees. We cover all filing fees, record request fees, and other expenses that arise as we pursue your case. If you need further medical treatment stemming from medical malpractice, we can help you find doctors who will work on a lien basis. All of these bills will ultimately be paid out of your settlement, leaving you free to focus on your recovery now.
We’re Here to Help.