What Constitutes Medical and Legal Malpractice
Accidents happen. However, the concerns of injured victims often get thrown to the wayside which can result in irreversible damages to a person. Stephen L. Grimm has continued to represent and fight for injured victims in West Michigan for more than 35 years.
The thought of hiring an attorney and going through this process can be intimidating for many, but with Stephen Grimm and his team, you will have someone working continuously by your side the entire time. His experience has given him the tools to successfully fight for his clients where he has been able to recover millions for individuals and families.
What Is Considered Legal Malpractice?
Legal malpractice is the failure of a lawyer to render competent professional service to their client. If the client is damaged as a result of the lawyer’s failure, he or she may have a claim against the lawyer for legal malpractice.
To succeed in a legal malpractice suit, you will need to prove there was a breach of duty in the attorney-client relationship between you and the lawyer, such as a failure to provide competent representation, causation, and financial loss.
An attorney can never guarantee the preferred outcome to their client and failure to deliver said outcome does not necessarily mean there was a breach of duty; however, if the client can prove that there was an agreed upon attorney-client relationship, and that their attorney failed to meet legal obligations, in certain cases it will be considered malpractice.
What Is Considered Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional’s actions fall below the standard of care and causes damages to the patient. These damages could include lost income, mental anguish, and pain and suffering. Every case is unique and should be handled as such.
Because malpractice lawsuits require extensive knowledge in the field of Medical Malpractice Law, a highly qualified attorney will be needed to successfully oversee your case.
In some states, there are certain procedures that must be followed before filing a lawsuit to be sure malpractice has occurred. A failure to follow these procedures could result in having your claim dismissed, hence the importance of knowing how your situation qualifies as malpractice.
Stephen L. Grimm has represented people who have suffered from various kinds of medical malpractice including, but not limited to:
- Surgical errors
- Cancer and stroke misdiagnosis
- Prescription errors
- Medical negligence resulting in death
- Emergency room errors
- Birth trauma
If you feel that your case has taken a wrong turn or the result of your case ended unfavorably because of how it was handled by council, contact Stephen L. Grimm and he will be ready to take your case.
Give us a call at 616.459.0220 for a free consultation.