Medical Malpractice Practice Areas
What is Medical Malpractice?
In the most basic terms, malpractice is simply a health care provider not doing what they are supposed to do – or doing what they are not supposed to do.
When a healthcare provider acts negligently, any resulting injuries may be the basis for a medical malpractice claim.
Sometimes medical malpractice is easy to recognize. More often, however, the error is more subtle and requires extensive medical knowledge to uncover. To recover a monetary award, your attorney must prove that your healthcare provider’s error or neglect caused significant harm or injury.
That is why it is essential that you contact the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Cochran, Kroll & Associates as soon as you suspect medical malpractice.
Cochran, Kroll & Associates will uncover the truth!
If you or a loved one has been injured and you suspect medical error or negligence may be the cause, it’s important to turn to an attorney with medical expertise, proven experience and a strong understanding of Michigan law.
The laws governing malpractice are extremely difficult and complex. Our Michigan personal injury lawyers will explain the legal process to you in terms that make sense. We’ll ask the right questions and answer all of yours. And we’ll help you understand your rights, legal options and exactly what to expect as we work through your case.
Attorney Terry Cochran and Nurse/Attorney Eileen Kroll and the highly qualified team of attorneys at Cochran, Kroll & Associates will uncover the truth, unravel the complex Michigan legal system and get you the compensation you deserve.
We have experience representing victims in these types of Medical Malpractice cases:
Birth Injury / OBGYN Malpractice
Caring for a child who was injured at birth can create a lifetime of financial and emotional challenges. If the birth injury was caused by medical error or OBGYN Malpractice, then filing a medical malpractice claim can result in much-needed financial assistance for the staggering medical and related costs.
Injuries that occur during pregnancy, labor or after birth can cause a major impact on your family both emotionally and financially.
It’s critical that you seek qualified legal advice as soon as possible so a timely and accurate discovery of facts can be made to uncover the truth about your case.
As both a registered nurse and an attorney Eileen Kroll is uniquely qualified to gather the relevant medical records, consult with medical experts and to determine if medical negligence was responsible.
A diagnosis of cerebral palsy can be devastating for a family and lead to years of costly treatment and care expenses. Cerebral palsy often occurs because of a birth injury caused by the error of a doctor, hospital or nurse.
If medical negligence caused a brain injury leading to cerebral palsy, your child and family may be entitled to financial compensation under Michigan law. Don’t delay in seeking legal representation – you need an experienced medical negligence attorney to investigate the cause and protect your rights before they expire.
Parents of children with Erbs palsy are often told by physicians that their child suffered an unavoidable birth injury. The truth is that Erbs palsy is most often the result of a medical negligence during the delivery process.
To uncover the truth about your child’s diagnosis of Erbs palsy, you need an attorney with the medical knowledge to search for the answers you deserve and fight for your legal rights to medical reimbursement and compensation.
Physician / Nursing Malpractice
Physician or nursing malpractice is professional negligence where harm results from failure of a medical professional to exercise adequate care, skill, or diligence. Because medicine is not always an exact science, a misdiagnosis has to be carefully considered under Michigan law to determine if negligence is present and legal action is appropriate.
If you believe you might be a victim of physician or nursing malpractice, call Eileen Kroll for a free consultation to find out if you may qualify for a financial recovery. With her nursing background, attorney Eileen Kroll understands the law, understands medicine, and will help you get the compensation you deserve.
Orthopedic mistakes and wrongful amputations are some of the most tragic medical errors to endure.
Eileen Kroll, a Registered Nurse with professional experience in the medical field, has won several medical malpractice lawsuits for her clients and has special expertise to handle orthopedic malpractice, including amputation cases. We will lead your family through the steps needed to recover payment for your injuries, expenses, and loss.
The misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of cancer is a leading cause of medical malpractice lawsuits. This is particularly true of breast cancer, which represents a large segment of medical malpractice lawsuits in the United States. Without the benefit of early detection & treatment, a cancer diagnosis can lead to overwhelming medical expenses and even unnecessary death.
If a doctor has failed to diagnose your cancer, Eileen Kroll will work tirelessly to represent you in litigation or in the complex and often frustrating proceedings with insurance carriers or physicians.
According to statistics released from the United States Census Bureau, approximately 11.5 million plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery procedures occur annually. Unfortunately, a small percentage of these surgeries go wrong due to a doctor’s negligence and leave the patient with pain or even permanent disfigurement.
Some of the plastic surgery procedures that have gone wrong and resulted in medical malpractice lawsuits include:
- Breast Implants
- Breast Reductions
- Face Lifts
If you believe you are a victim of plastic surgery malpractice, let Cochran, Kroll & Associates fight for your rights. There is no obligation for case evaluation and no fee is charged unless a recovery is made.
Traumatic brain injury (TMI) and spinal cord injury that results in disability or paralysis are often caused by a car accident, fall, or gunshot wound, but these life-changing injuries may also be caused by physician error.
Brain Injury Caused by Medical Malpractice
An estimated 1.7 million people in the U.S. sustain a brain injury each year and almost half involve a long-term disability. Direct medical costs and indirect costs, such as lost productivity, totaled an estimated $60 billion in the United States in 2000, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
TMI may range from mild to severe. Each traumatic brain injury is different and victims may experience varying symptoms. Some TMI sufferers will have memory loss, while others exhibit aggressive behavior or changes in thinking.
Nurse/Attorney Eileen Kroll, a senior partner at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, explains that it is important for people to understand that mild to moderate traumatic brain injury can produce highly significant impairments but is often misdiagnosed because the symptoms are not clearly visible.
In most cases a traumatic brain injury will not show up in an MRI. Cochran, Kroll & Associates work with medical professionals who can perform a Neurological Psychological Evaluation (NPE), which is a lengthy series of tests performed by a certified neuro-psychologist. An NPE tests various brain functions to determine which area is not functioning properly.
Spinal Cord Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, the estimated lifetime expenses (health care costs and living expenses) of a spinal cord injury victim can range as high as $2.5 million.
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury as the result of negligence on the part of a physician or other health care provider you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injury.
Speak with our Michigan brain injury lawyer or spinal cord injury lawyer to learn more. There is no obligation for a case evaluation and we don’t charge a fee unless a recovery is made.
When a family member’s death is caused by medical malpractice or negligence, you may qualify for a wrongful death lawsuit to compensate you and your family for the loss financial loss of your loved one’s support.
If you think you may qualify for a wrongful death lawsuit, contact the Michigan attorneys of Cochran, Kroll & Associates as soon as possible so that your justice is not denied due to missed filing deadlines.
Hospital / HMO / Pharmacy Negligence
Many serious claims for medical malpractice arise from procedures and treatment given to patients in hospitals. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to evaluate your injury and determine if it was caused by hospital negligence, emergency center errors or a surgical mistake.
In Michigan, a patient has the right to file a lawsuit against any hospital or medical center which may have committed malpractice. However, the filing requirements for a malpractice lawsuit are lengthy and complicated. If you believe you are a victim of hospital or emergency room medical malpractice, contact Nurse/Attorney Eileen Kroll – her experience in the emergency room AND the court room will help you get the recovery you deserve.
Pharmaceutical negligence can occur at the development level – when harm is caused by a pharmaceutical provided to a patient before proper or adequate testing – or in a hospital setting when health providers and hospital pharmacists neglect to communicate and improperly dispense medication that causes harm to the patient.