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July 1, 2021

Can a Radiology Tech be Held Liable for Medical Malpractice?

In March 2018, an 88-year-old patient was admitted to a hospital for "increased episodes of confusion and weakness." Her family told the triage nurse and attending ER physician that she was a "fall risk" and that she "needed her cane for everything, . . . anytime that she was up she needed the cane...
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June 28, 2021

Should I Have an Autopsy Performed If I Believe an Error was Made by a Healthcare Provider that Resulted in Death?

Yes, an autopsy should be performed where there’s any question about a possible mistake by a doctor or hospital that may have contributed to your loved one’s death. What is an Autopsy? An autopsy, also called a postmortem medical examination, is performed to help determine the cause and manner of death. An autopsy frequently...
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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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