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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 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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May 5, 2021

How Has Covid-19 Changed the Practice of Law?

The coronavirus pandemic has changed many aspects of our everyday lives, from schooling to entertainment to work. Likewise, COVID-19 has forced lawyers and our court systems to change how they do business and the way in which law is practiced in the United States. We now all know what “the CDC” is and how...
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December 14, 2020

Medical Malpractice Happens to Celebrities – Part I

Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, physician, or other healthcare worker causes an injury to a patient by a negligent act or omission. The negligence may be from mistakes in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare, or health management. Medical errors can happen to anyone, including well-known celebrities, athletes, and performers. Let’s look at our first set...
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