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Serious injury and death cases require the utmost in attorney skill and experience. But that’s just half the equation. Catastrophic cases from an accident or medical malpractice (such as brain injury, birth trauma, paralysis, disfigurement, severe burns, or wrongful death) require medical expertise, too. These cases demand the guidance of medical professionals from beginning to end. Yet, other law firms struggle to find a doctor to ask if a claim even exists, and then spend your money for a costly “preliminary review.” This causes delay in your case. Later, if they learn it is a good claim and decide to keep the case, these attorneys have incredible difficulty getting qualified doctors to help.
Many doctors are reluctant to consult with patients (i.e., “plaintiffs”) in lawsuits and don’t want to interrupt their busy practices to teach medicine to attorneys. Buchanan & Buchanan doesn’t have these problems because we speak the right language: medicine. We understand the medical issues in personal injury cases. Appropriate cases are initially reviewed internally by our own medical professionals at no cost to you and in much less time than an outside review. This unique medical/attorney team is just one reason Buchanan & Buchanan has become a national leader in matters of personal injury. We are the one place to turn for outstanding legal counsel, with a powerful medical advantage.


Because of our concentration in catastrophic injury and medical malpractice cases, we took the step of employing clinically experienced medical professionals, full-time. You may find other law firms who consult with health professionals. You may find some attorneys who also have medical degrees.  At Buchanan & Buchanan we employ both qualified and specialized medical professionals who work closely with our experienced legal staff for patients’ legal rights.

When you call our firm, you get answers from our nurse adviser, Helen J. Hicks MSN.  Helen cared for patients as a clinical and supervising hospital nurse for over 25 years, specializing in cardiology, critical care, and surgery.  She also developped and taught safe nursing for patient care.  Moreover, Nurse Helen knows from personal experience what it is like to lose a loved one by the misconduct of others.  Doctor negligence caused the preventable and needless death of her young husband.  She is a past and delighted client of Buchanan & Buchanan and asked to join our team to help others.


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Buchanan & Buchanan, P.L.C.
171 Monroe Ave. N.W. Suite 750
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
voice: (616) 458.2464
toll free: 1-800-272-4080
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