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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 [...]

Three Problems Michigan Nursing Home Residents Are Faced With

Michigan Nursing Homes Face 3 Growing Problems Although Michigan does have some nursing home facilities that approach resident care with the most tender touch there are still many who are failing our most vulnerable family member and friends. Nursing home abuse and neglect happens too often and when it does, family members should hold health [...]

By |2018-03-15T14:34:01+00:00March 15th, 2018|Medical Negligence, Nursing home abuse|0 Comments

How Is Your Loved One’s Nursing Home Handling Flu Season?

University of Michigan Poll Says Nursing Homes Lack Flu Prevention Plans A new poll sponsored by AARP and Michigan Medicine at the University of Michigan, suggests that nursing homes and other long-term care facilities should be doing more to keep their staff and patients safe from influenza, more commonly referred to as the flu. This season, flu cases [...]

By |2018-01-16T18:30:34+00:00January 16th, 2018|Medical Negligence, Nursing home abuse|0 Comments

Hospital Staffing Issues and Overworked Nurses Put Patients at Risk

Nurses Who Work Overtime Could Put Patient Care At Risk and Contribute to Increase in Hospital Errors In 2016, Johns Hopkins University researchers concluded that medical errors kill more than 250,000 people a year, making it the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. While there are many quality health care systems in Michigan to acknowledge, some [...]

By |2018-06-18T23:08:42+00:00December 18th, 2017|Lansing, Medical Negligence|0 Comments

Michigan Birth Injuries Can Have Lifetime Repercussions

Delivery Complications and Birth Traumas Can Cause Lifelong Injuries: Cerebral Palsy The Centers For Disease Control estimates that an average of 1 in 323 children in the U.S. have cerebral palsy – a condition defined as “a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and keep their balance and posture as a [...]

Mismanagement of Opiods in Nursing Home Leads to Death

Opioids Involved In Nursing Home Deaths It seems every day we continue to hear of overdoses and tragic deaths from the opioid epidemic facing our nation. This drug abuse can also create a medical malpractice case when patients being provided home care or treatment at residential facilities are failing to receive the correct pain management treatment. The [...]

By |2017-07-19T15:55:52+00:00June 16th, 2017|Medical Negligence, Nursing home abuse|1 Comment

Hundreds of Wrong-Site Surgeries Occur Each Year

In Connecticut, a woman underwent surgery to remove a portion of her rib after a precancerous lesion was found. The surgery was intended to minimize the risk of cancer and to hopefully prevent the need for further medical intervention. Unfortunately, the surgery left her in significant pain. After an x-ray, a surgeon who had not [...]

By |2017-07-19T15:56:03+00:00August 19th, 2016|Medical Negligence|0 Comments

Retained Surgical Items Cause Serious Patient Injury

Due to significant risks, surgery is usually elected when there are not equally effective, non-invasive methods for treatment. Prior to surgery, there are mandatory appointments wherein the patient is informed of the specific risks involved in their surgery. There is, however, one surgery risk that doctors or medical teams are unlikely to mention during these [...]

By |2017-07-19T15:56:07+00:00April 19th, 2016|Medical Negligence|0 Comments

Risky C-Section Births Decline Nationwide, Not in Michigan

Pregnant women place a great deal of trust in their medical teams. Unfortunately, they may also underestimate (and are not provided with proper assistance to enhance) their own abilities to give birth without surgery. In many cases, mothers-to-be are encouraged to consider unwanted interventions and c-section birth from the beginning of labor. Common labor interventions [...]

By |2017-07-19T15:56:07+00:00April 12th, 2016|Medical Negligence|0 Comments

Is a Dog Bite Case Worth Pursuing?

Is a dog bite case worth pursuing? I get this question a lot. Often somebody who has been injured by a dog bite or dog attack calls our office and asks this question. Usually, the dog bite victim is concerned about the costs of pursuing the claim, how long will it take and the financial [...]

By |2017-07-19T15:56:27+00:00October 19th, 2011|General Negligence, Medical Negligence|Comments Off on Is a Dog Bite Case Worth Pursuing?