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Firm Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Friends, Family, Colleagues and Clients: We hope that this message finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. Your well-being, and that of all our clients and colleagues, is foremost in our thoughts during this difficult time. The firm is here for you, and our commitment to your case is unwavering. We are […]

Understanding Birth Defects, Birth Traumas and Birth Injuries

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month One in every 33 babies will be born with a birth defect, leaving these structural changes to an infant’s body at birth accountable for 20 percent of all infant deaths according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Most common birth defects are largely unpreventable and […]

Car Accident Head Injuries and Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Be Long-Term Problems

Living with the Long-Term Effects of a Car Accident Head Injury Among all age groups, motor vehicle crashes and traffic-related incidents result in the largest percentage of traumatic brain injury (TBI) related health outcomes and deaths. In some rare cases involving car, motorcycle, and truck accidents, a common whiplash injury may even trigger a more serious TBI. The diagnosis […]

OSHA Passes New Rule on Occupational Exposure to Beryllium

Michigan Employers Must Now Comply with New Beryllium Rule The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has started to enforce the final rule on occupational exposure to beryllium in all forms, compounds, and mixtures in general, construction, and shipyard industries. Set into action on May 12, 2018, stakeholders now have further obligations to protect worker health […]

Balloon Weight Loss Deaths Shine Light on Medical Device Recalls

FDA Connects Five Deaths to Popular Weight Loss Balloon Treatments The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently confirmed that a balloon weight loss system designed to treat obesity has killed five patients since 2016. Four of the five patients were using the FDA-approved liquid-filled gastric balloon devices, ORBERA® Intragastric Balloon Systems, a brand manufactured by Apollo […]

Michigan Asthma Patients Can Qualify for Disability

Asthma Diagnosis and Applying for Social Security Benefits Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that in the U.S., 19 million adults and 7 million children have asthma, showing an increased trend from 7.3% to 8.4% from 2001 to 2010. The condition makes it difficult for a person to breath when the bronchial tubes abnormally […]

Medical Marijuana: Is New Road Test Coming?

When Michigan voters passed medical marijuana in 2008, one of the big issues in the aftermath was how law enforcement was going to regulate its use, especially on our state’s roadways. Although voters overwhelmingly agreed with the notion that those with serious illnesses should be permitted to ingest marijuana legally, most voters and Michigan citizens […]