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What is a Medical Lien?

If you've brought a personal injury action for damages—including the cost of medical bills—you may have a medical lien imposed against any compensation you receive from your lawsuit. What is a Medical Lien? When an individual is injured, their health insurer frequently will pay their medical expenses. A medical lien is a request for...
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June 2, 2021

The Hospital Risk Manager and/or Insurance Company is Calling Me to Negotiate a Settlement – What Should I Do?

You’re just home from the hospital, and you’re starting to get phone calls…. the health care risk manager from the hospital, a claims adjuster, an insurance company representing the hospital,  some insurance company claims adjuster representing… ?—it’s hard to keep track of who these people are and what they want. Well, they want to...
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May 27, 2021

What is the Case Evaluation Process in Michigan?

In Michigan, the state’s circuit courts have two types of alternative dispute resolution (which is also known as “ADR”) to settle civil claims involving money damages. They are case evaluation and mediation. What is a Michigan Case Evaluation? Michigan case evaluation is a kind of ADR. The Michigan Court Rules define ADR as “any...
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May 24, 2021

I Was Hit By a Semi-Truck In Michigan and Injured – What Do I Do?

A major difference between an accident involving a commercial motor vehicle (semi truck) and an auto accident is determining the cause. When one car collides with another car in Michigan, it can be fairly straightforward to determine why the crash occurred. Car accidents typically are the result of the fault of one driver. This...
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May 14, 2021

Can I Sue a Doctor for What Could Have Happened? … I Could’ve Died!

A healthcare provider made a mistake that could have injured you. But it didn’t. Can you sue the physician, surgeon, or healthcare facility for a medical error they could have made? The answer is no. Damages are necessary for a medical malpractice claim in Michigan. What Must a Patient Prove to Recover? There are...
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