Medical Negligence Archives - Lee Steinberg Law Firm

How Long After My Injury Can I Sue in Michigan?

Key Points of This Article: Statute of limitations are strict time frames to file a personal injury claim against another and to preserve the right for compensation and request a legal remedy from a Michigan court. Michigan’s statute of limitations varies for personal injuries depending on the type of claim and may involve motor vehicle […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]