When you are admitted to a hospital or move into a nursing home, do you know what your patient rights are?
As a patient, a resident of a nursing home or extended care facility, you have numerous rights regarding your medical care. Some of these patient rights come from federal laws and regulations that oversee various areas of the health care system. To provide additional rights, some states, including Michigan, have enacted their own laws to augment the federal government protections.
This law, MCL 333.20201, is known as the Michigan Patient Bill of Rights. This statute provides certain rights for patients, whether inpatient or outpatient, as well as for residents of health care facilities, such as nursing homes and extended care facilities.Do You Have a Case?
Here are some of the highlights of the Michigan Patient Bill of Rights:
Patients have the right to:
“Despite the state and federal statutes that provide for patient rights, these rights are often violated, sometimes inadvertently and sometimes deliberately,” said Mark Bernstein of The Sam Bernstein Law Firm. “If you or a loved one has suffered abuse or injury at the hands of a doctor, nurse or any staff member at a hospital or nursing home, call us immediately. We will help you obtain the compensation you and your family deserve.”
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