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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 […]

Protect Yourself From an Ovarian Dermoid Cyst and its Danger of Severe Chemical Burns

November 8, 2016

Have you recently had abdominal or pelvic pains and a gynecology evaluation found an ovarian cyst as the cause?  Did a physician find a “dermoid cyst” (also called a “teratoma cyst” or tumor) next to your ovary and recommended surgically removal soon before it ruptures, twists, or causes infection? Is a surgery scheduled to remove […]

Settlement Reached in Joan Rivers Medical Malpractice Case

May 26, 2016

Earlier this month the family of legendary comedian Joan Rivers settled a medical malpractice lawsuit against Yorkville Endoscopy Clinic. Joan died September 4, 2014 just days after she went to Yorkville Endoscopy Clinic complaining of sore throat and a hoarse voice. Ms. Rivers saw a gastroenterologist, who indicated a routine, minor procedure known as an […]

Injured By a Vehicle While Crossing The Road?

March 16, 2016

The City of Grand Rapids is Michigan’s second largest urban area and growing. The mayor and local officials promote an image of a safe and clean downtown and eclectic mix of walkable neighborhoods. Foot traffic has increased in Grand Rapids with new residential and commercial developments and strong urban growth. More citizens are walking to […]

Online Social Media And Your Personal Injury Claim: What You Must Know

February 9, 2016

Scenario: Your friend Sarah was recently in a car crash that crushed her right leg resulting in permanent injuries. Sarah was not at fault in the accident, and hires a Michigan attorney to pursue a claim against the at-fault driver (Michigan-No-Fault third-party claim). In the lawsuit, she seeks reimbursement for her harms and losses, including […]

Missed or Delayed Diagnosis

January 20, 2016

Missed diagnosis and delayed diagnosis are two of the most common (and often most damaging) types of medical malpractice. Studies find 40% of medical malpractice involves a missed or delay in diagnosis. Testing errors, not ordering correct tests, improperly analyzing tests, incorrectly assessing symptoms, or neglecting to following up on abnormal test results cause serious […]

Driver Who Struck Pedestrian in Marked Crosswalk in Grand Rapids Resolves Catastrophic-Injury Claim For $1.25 Million (the Insurance Policies’ Limits)

September 28, 2015

Grand Rapids is Michigan’s second largest city and growing. As the area grows and local economy booms, more residents walk to work or school, increasing the flow of people on sidewalks and using crosswalks. Motorist crashes with pedestrians are rising. In the early evening of Tuesday, December 23, 2014, a 20-year-old woman driving an SUV […]

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