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When Health Professionals Fail

September 03, 2018 in Personal Injury,

The major ways doctors and nurses drop the ball on providing standard care Our doctors, surgeons and nurses are held to high standards. Because they undergo extensive training and are licensed, we think of them as experienced and professional. Naturally, we trust them to do...

Your Baby Has Erb’s Palsy. What Should You Do Now?

August 27, 2018 in Personal Injury,

When you know or suspect your baby has Erb’s Palsy — one of the most devastating conditions stemming from birth trauma — you need to understand: • What is Erb’s Palsy? • How is Erb’s Palsy diagnosed? • What causes Erb’s Palsy? • What are...

How Does an Attorney Evaluate a Potential Medical Malpractice Case?

August 20, 2018 in Personal Injury,

When a health professional or health facility makes a mistake that results in an injury or death, can anything be done to receive compensation for the mistake? The answer is yes: You can find a reputable attorney who specializes in medical malpractice litigation to evaluate...

Party Host Is Responsible When Guest Falls

August 17, 2018 in Personal Injury,

Party Host Is Responsible When Guest Falls Due to Step-Down into Dark Mudroom The Lack of Adequate Lighting Can Result in an Otherwise “Open and Obvious” Defect Being Actionable in Premises Liability The Plaintiff, who arrived for a dinner party at the defendants’ home, went...

Jury Can Consider a Parent’s Negligence

August 07, 2018 in Appeals,

Appeals Court Decides Jury Can Consider a Parent’s Negligence, Even if They Have Parental Immunity, in Apportioning Liability Six-year-old Ezekiel Goodwin was riding his bicycle on a service drive between the defendant Northwest Michigan Fair Association’s (“NW Fair”) campgrounds, where he was staying with his...

Woman, 26, Dies Five Days After Hospital Discharge

July 09, 2018 in Personal Injury,

Medical Malpractice Woman, 26, dies five days after hospital discharge. -Plaintiff alleged she was sent home despite pneumonia suspicions. Case Details: Settlement: $900,000 Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Death Court/Date: Wayne County Circuit Court/ Feb. 21, 2018 Name of mediator: Robert F. Riley...

What is the Cost of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

June 25, 2018 in Personal Injury,

When someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), your world has been shattered. We can help you pick up the pieces. Let us start the work of securing your financial future, so you can attend to the other aspects of TBI. A...

Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Explained

June 18, 2018 in Personal Injury,

Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) is the name for brain damage that occurs when a baby’s developing brain is deprived of oxygen or blood. Hypoxic means lack of or insufficient oxygen. Ischemic means lack of or insufficient blood flow. Encephalopathy is defined as disease or damage...

Understanding the Statute of Limitations for a Medical Malpractice Case.

June 11, 2018 in Personal Injury,

Two questions that we are commonly asked are "do I have a case" and "do I still have enough time to file my case?" Do I have a case applies to the facts of what happened and whether the facts mean a medical person is...

The Basics of Medical Malpractice in Michigan

June 04, 2018 in Personal Injury,

Medical malpractice starts with an error made by the healthcare practitioner. If the error relates to diagnosis or treatment, the patient is clearly at risk. Determining when an error amounts to actionable malpractice is complex and is related to the standards of care applicable to...