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Myths of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in Michigan

September 27, 2018

In 2006, Harvard School of Public Health released a study amidst the ongoing debates over medical malpractice lawsuits in America and their legitimacy. The authors of the study reviewed 1,452 closed claims from malpractice insurance companies and found that most injuries were due to error, casting doubt that the system is plagued by frivolous lawsuits. […]

Anesthesia Error: My Loved One Did Not Wake Up After Surgery

September 11, 2018

Patients undergo surgery to improve or fix a medical condition. Surgery is a serious matter, no matter if it is a “minor” surgery like a routine mole removal or if it is a major surgery like a quadruple bypass. All surgeries have risks. While there is no guarantee in any medical procedure, when healthcare professionals […]

Is My Baby Normal?

August 21, 2018

Questions Parents Often Ask About a Birth: “Why wasn’t my baby breathing when born?” . . . “Why did my baby’s skin look blue?” . . . “What does a low or poor Apgar score mean?”  . . . “What is causing my baby’s seizures?” When a baby is delivered, each person in the room […]

Why Is My Newborn Baby’s Head Being Cooled?

July 31, 2018

Most parents remember the birth of their baby as a most joyous experience. It is then end of nine months of preparation, anticipation, and eagerly waiting. Becoming a parent is a festive celebration. But what happens when the birth of your child does not go exactly as expected? What if after the birth of your […]

Be Safe in the Sun- July Is National UV Safety Month

July 17, 2018

The last few weeks have been HOT, HOT, HOT in Michigan. A state surrounded by the Great Lakes provides a unique advantage for residents to be outside and near water to cool down in the sweltering heat. But are you properly protecting yourself from ultraviolet (UV) rays when laying out by the beach? How Do […]

Driving Change and Bicycle Safety in Grand Rapids, Michigan

June 7, 2018

In recent years, bicycling has emerged as a growing trend – increasing as a popular form of urban transportation, exercise, and recreational sport. The number of individuals commuting to work in the United States has increased to approximately 800,000, up from 450,000 in 2000. With increased cyclists on our roadways, the number of bicycle related […]

New Grand Rapids Traffic Ordinance Promotes Pedestrian Safety

May 18, 2018

In February 2018, the Grand Rapids City Commission approved a traffic ordinance that requires vehicles to come to a complete stop for pedestrians at all crosswalks. The ordinance is part of an effort to lower the higher-than-average pedestrian-vehicle crashes. The previous ordinance required drivers to yield to pedestrians, instead of stop. Drivers must stop at […]

Preparing for a Safe, Healthy Birth: What Every Expectant Parent Needs to Know

February 22, 2018

Picture this: it’s a snowy Friday night and you’re bundled up on the couch watching the new Star Wars movie. Just before the credits, something unexpected happens – your water breaks! Panic does not ensue because you are ready: equipped with hospital bags that have been packed for months, a nursery decorated to perfection for […]

Caution: Road Work Ahead – Be Careful Driving in Michigan Construction Zones

May 31, 2017

Orange barrel and arrow board season is approaching. Road construction slows Michigan highways, interstates, and rural roads, especially in the summer. Our state’s fresh water lakes, dunes, and natural beauty attract out-of-state visitors in the warm months. The increase of construction zones and road traffic are a dangerous combination, causing thousands of motor vehicle accidents […]

Buchanan & Buchanan Obtains $750,000 Judgment Against Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Hospital for Denying Heart Monitoring, Resulting in Man’s Needless Death

April 5, 2017

Re:       The Estate of Peter Winkle v. Trinity Health Michigan Case No: 15-07703-NH, Kent County Circuit Court On January 31, 2017, the Kent County Circuit Court entered a judgment against Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Hospital of Grand Rapids, Michigan for violating patient safety. The hospital disconnected and denied continual heart monitoring for a 72-year-old man […]

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