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November 24, 2021

Do Less Experienced Doctors Make More Mistakes?

With worries that the pandemic would overwhelm hospitals, many states issued calls for “all hands on deck.” In response, many experienced doctors came out of retirement. New doctors were also recruited—those right out of medical school. Here in Michigan, Governor Whitmer and Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Director, Orlene Hawks, recognized the critical need for...
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November 22, 2021

Medication Errors in Michigan

It seems wherever you turn, you hear about worker shortages. This situation exists in pharmacies just like other businesses. The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a nationwide shortage of pharmacists, with many pharmacies and drugstores desperately trying to find workers. Now, in addition to filling prescriptions, pharmacy employees must also administer COVID-19 tests and...
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November 11, 2021

Who Are Expert Witnesses and Why Do You Need Them in Michigan Medical Malpractice Cases?

In medical malpractice actions in Michigan, attorneys must hire qualified medical practitioners to serve as expert witnesses. Because medical malpractice cases usually involve complicated health and medical issues, medical malpractice experts are asked to testify on the patient’s behalf to provide insight and answers about medical procedures, diagnoses, the standard of care, causation, and...
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November 5, 2021

Michigan Wrong-Way Crashes

Unfortunately, wrong-way crashes are common in Michigan. There are about 350 accidents every year in the U.S., and in Michigan, 56 wrong-way crashes were reported from 2010-2018. There were 86 deaths resulting from those crashes. That’s an average of roughly 10 deaths from wrong-way crashes per year in our state. That’s way too many!...
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November 3, 2021

How Fatigue and Burnout Increases the Risk of Medical Malpractice

Doctor fatigue is a work-related syndrome. Research by the Stanford University School of Medicine showed that more than half of all American physicians suffer from doctor fatigue. Because of this, they are more than twice as likely to commit a serious medical mistake. The study found that almost 6,700 hospital and clinic physicians who...
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