Medical Malpractice

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According to certain studies, medical negligence is the third-leading cause of death in the United States, following heart disease and cancer. This translates to about 440,000 patients who are injured or somehow harmed as a result of medical malpractice every year. While this number may seem shockingly high, it is important to remember that not all acts of medical malpractice are malicious. Mistakes, carelessness, and other accidents caused by doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals can all be considered medical malpractice.

If you or your loved one suffered injuries or had a condition worsen as a result of medical negligence, contact Grewal Law PLLC. With more than a century of collective experience, our medical malpractice lawyers are the best in Michigan, and can help you clearly understand your legal options and fight to protect your rights. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your losses; if so, our team can help you work to recover the maximum compensation you are owed.

Grewal Law: A Proven Record of Success in Medical Malpractice Cases

  • $7,500,000 - An 8-year-old child experienced a blockage of her airway following a surgical procedure at a healthcare facility in Michigan.
  • Over $4,000,000 - A surgeon admitted that he was negligent during a surgery that resulted in organ failure, requiring expensive and lifelong treatment unless the patient receives a successful organ transplant.
  • $2,600,000 - A 19-year-old man sustained permanent paralysis from the chest down as the result of medical negligence during back surgery.
  • $2,400,000 - A 52-year-old man was admitted to hospital with chest pains. Thereafter, he was sent home without proper treatment and died within hours of a massive heart attack.
  • $1,400,000 - Complications from an Anterior Cervical Disc Fusion leading to airway closure and death.
  • $1,250,000 - Jury Verdict for an elderly woman who was lit on fire in her hospital bed.

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What Is Medical Malpractice?

In all fields and professions, there is a certain degree of acceptable error – and no patient should expect that positive health care outcomes are guaranteed. However, when doctors and medical professionals fail to meet the standard of care for their background and the situation at hand, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against them and/or the healthcare provider.

To prove medical malpractice, you will need to show the following:

  • Duty: Your doctor or provider had a “duty of care” established through a patient relationship with you.
  • Violation: Your doctor or provider deviated from the standard of care required of them.
  • Damages: You suffered significant physical, emotional, and financial losses as a result of that violation of duty.
  • Direct cause: Your doctor or provider’s violation was the direct cause of your damages.

Medical malpractice, unfortunately, can occur due to various contributing factors, often arising from a combination of human error, system failures, or miscommunications.

Some common contributing factors include:

  • Human Error: Mistakes made by healthcare professionals, such as misdiagnosis, errors in prescription or dosage, surgical errors, or failure to follow proper procedures, can result in malpractice.
  • Communication Issues: Inadequate communication among healthcare providers, between doctors and patients, or within a healthcare team can lead to misunderstandings, incorrect treatments, or missed symptoms.
  • Lack of Experience or Training: Insufficient training, lack of experience, or failure to stay updated with current medical practices may result in errors during diagnosis, treatment, or surgery.
  • System Failures: Flaws within the healthcare system, such as understaffing, inadequate protocols, faulty equipment, or issues with electronic health records, can contribute to errors or oversights.
  • Informed Consent Issues: Failure to adequately inform patients about the risks, benefits, and alternatives to a particular treatment or procedure could lead to malpractice claims, especially if patients were not aware of potential complications.
  • Patient-related Factors: Non-compliance by patients with prescribed treatments or failure to provide accurate medical history and information can also contribute to medical errors.
  • Time Pressure and Workload: High workload, fatigue, and time constraints on healthcare professionals can lead to errors or oversights in patient care.
  • Diagnostic Errors: Misinterpreting test results, failing to order necessary tests, or delayed diagnosis can significantly impact patient outcomes and contribute to malpractice claims.
  • Documentation Errors: Inaccurate or incomplete medical records, charts, or documentation can lead to misunderstandings, incorrect treatments, or improper follow-up care.
  • Failure to Follow Standards: Not adhering to established medical standards, guidelines, or best practices could result in substandard care and potential malpractice claims.

Why Hire Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers?

Claims against negligence doctors or hospitals are not easy to win, which is why you need an attorney who is experienced and won't back down from a fight. Our team at Grewal Law has won millions of dollars in compensation in medical malpractice cases, alone. We know how to handle these types of cases and recover the compensation our clients deserve.

We don’t just say we are the best medical malpractice lawyers in Michigan, our team is backed by over 100 years of combined experience and has received numerous accolades, including Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and Top 100 Trial Lawyers. But more than that, our firm is 100% committed to protecting the rights of our clients fighting for their best interests, no matter what.

Here's how we at Grewel Law can assist:

  • Legal Expertise: We bring specialized knowledge and expertise in Michigan's medical malpractice laws. Our experience allows us to navigate the intricate legal system and handle the complexities of such cases effectively.
  • Case Evaluation and Investigation: We conduct thorough investigations into the case, gathering evidence, consulting medical experts, and evaluating the circumstances to determine the strength of the claim. This includes reviewing medical records and consulting with specialists to build a strong case.
  • Resource Access: We have access to resources such as medical experts, investigators, and expert witnesses who can provide crucial insights and testimony to support your case.
  • Navigating Legal Procedures: Our team is familiar with the legal procedures specific to Michigan. We handle all the paperwork, filings, and court procedures, ensuring that everything is done correctly and within the necessary timelines.
  • Negotiation and Advocacy: We negotiate with insurance companies and defense attorneys on your behalf to seek fair compensation. Our advocacy skills are vital in ensuring that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve.
  • Maximizing Compensation: We work diligently to maximize the compensation you are entitled to for damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses resulting from the malpractice.
  • Peace of Mind: Having us handle the legal aspects of your case allows you to focus on your recovery and well-being, knowing that a dedicated team is working tirelessly to represent your interests.
  • Court Representation: If the case proceeds to trial, we provide strong and effective representation in court. Our experience in litigation allows us to present your case convincingly to a judge and jury.
  • Contingency Fee Arrangement: At Grewel Law, we often work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you don't pay legal fees upfront; we only receive payment if we successfully recover compensation for you.
  • Support and Guidance: Throughout the process, we offer support, guidance, and clear communication. We ensure that you understand your options, the progress of your case, and what to expect at each stage.

Hiring Grewel Law for your Michigan medical malpractice case ensures that you have a dedicated team with the expertise and resources needed to pursue your claim.

Our skilled medical malpractice attorneys in Michigan are very familiar with the ins and outs of medical malpractice claims and know what to look for in order to prove that your physician was negligence. Let us evaluate your case for free by calling (888) 211-5798 to schedule a consultation.

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Medical malpractice can take many forms, some of which are harder to identify than others. Here are some of the most common types of medical malpractice:

  • Delayed diagnosis/misdiagnosis - Whether your doctor failed to diagnose your illness or misdiagnosed your condition as something else, the consequences can be dire. Potentially fatal illnesses, like cancer, need to be discovered early for the best possible outcome. A misdiagnosis can cost the patient weeks or months of necessary treatment.
  • Surgical errors - Operating on the wrong site, leaving a surgical implement inside the body, or failing to perform the operation correctly are all common examples of surgical errors.
  • Birth injuries - A doctor's failure to provide adequate care during labor and delivery can result in serious, sometimes life-long harm to a newborn, including cerebral palsy, paralysis, and brain damage.
  • Emergency room errors - The intensity of the ER can lead to a number of medical mistakes, particularly in the area of misdiagnosis. Many patients are sent home after being diagnosed with a less serious ailment, when they should be hospitalized for a serious condition. Sometimes a patient may also have to wait too long for treatment, resulting in irreparable harm.
  • Anesthesia mistakes - Anesthesia is a vital element of most surgical procedures, however, a patient receiving the wrong dosage or not being monitored properly during surgery can suffer serious harm.
  • Medication/pharmaceutical errors - A medication error can occur when a doctor prescribes the wrong drug or the wrong dosage of the right drug. It can also happen when a nurse or pharmacist makes a mistake in the dosage or type of medication. Additionally, with the rise of the opioid addiction crisis in the United States, many opioid manufacturers, pharmacists, doctors, and others are being held under stricter legal scrutiny.

If you’ve suffered any of the above types of medical malpractice, or believe you were harmed in another way because of a medical mistake, we want to talk to you. Call Grewal Law PLLC at (888) 211-5798 to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation so that we can discuss your case.


If you wish to file a lawsuit for medical malpractice in Michigan, it's best to contact a law firm or attorney that has experience handling these types of cases and has successfully recovered compensation for previous clients. The Michigan medical malpractice lawyers at Grewal Law PLLC have recovered millions on behalf of clients in a wide range of medical malpractice cases, from misdiagnosis to surgical errors. We are happy to discuss your case for free in a no-obligation consultation.

Regardless of if you are filing a medical malpractice claim with the help of a lawyer or on your own, you must adhere to the following elements:

  • Notice of Intent - Every medical malpractice lawsuit in Michigan begins with the filing of a Notice of Intent to File Suit (NOI). The NOI must be submitted in writing and served to all potential defendants at least 182 days before filing the actual lawsuit. When the NOI is filed, it tolls (delays) the statute of limitations by 182 days.
  • Affidavit of Merit - Michigan law mandates that any medical malpractice case includes an affidavit of merit by a qualified healthcare professional. This must be someone with the same board certifications and specialization as the defendant, ruling out general practitioners from providing expert testimony in cases involving oncologists or other specialists.
  • Filing of Lawsuit & Discovery - After the 182-day NOI period is completed, the medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed, which includes a discovery period. During discovery, both sides will conduct depositions, interviews, and request necessary documents related to the case, such as medical records.
  • Negotiation & Settlement - When the period of discovery is over, the option is settling the case outside of court is usually explored. Both parties generally benefit from a settlement, as it avoids costly legal fees and other expenses. Negotiations for a settlement can take a couple of days to several weeks as both parties go back and forth with different offers.
  • Trial - If a settlement cannot be reached outside of court, then the case will proceed to trial. This may take 2-3 years depending on the availability of the court in your county of residence. During the trial, both sides will present evidence that supports their claims to a jury that then makes the final verdict and determine how much compensation will be awarded to the plaintiff.

There are many complicated elements to a medical malpractice lawsuit in Michigan. While it is not required that you have an attorney, your case stands a much better chance of a favorable outcome with the guidance of an experienced medical negligence lawyer. 

If you have questions or are ready to get started on your case, schedule a free consultation with our team at Grewal Law PLLC by calling (888) 211-5798.

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Are There Limits to Compensation for Medical Malpractice Cases?

In the state of Michigan, there are no limits to standard compensatory damages in medical malpractice cases. However, there are “caps” on non-economic damages like pain and suffering, typically no more than $440,000 per case. There are exceptions for those who suffer permanent paralysis due to traumatic brain injury (TBI) or spinal cord injury, with the caps for pain and suffering set at $790,000 for these injuries. Unlike in some other states, there is also no option for punitive damages in Michigan.

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