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Medical Malpractice

October 4, 2021

Medical Malpractice Happens to Celebrities – Part II

Comedians, pop stars, and “regular joes” have the same types of legal problems. Some may involve estate planning, and others may concern taxes. Another problem that isn’t limited to just your “average joe” is injury from medical errors and the negligence of healthcare professionals. Medical malpractice can affect just about anyone. Let’s look at...
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September 1, 2021

Michigan Supreme Court Decides Medical Misdiagnosis Case on Discovery Rule

Recently, the Michigan Supreme Court heard a medical malpractice case in which the issue concerned the discovery rule, which extends the time a plaintiff has to file a lawsuit. Background Kelly Bowman and her husband brought a negligence action based on medical malpractice in the Macomb Circuit Court against St. John Hospital, Ascension Medical...
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August 12, 2021

What are the Challenges of a Medical Negligence Lawsuit?

The average payout in a medical malpractice lawsuit in the United States is about $242,000. The median (or middle number) value of a medical malpractice settlement is $250,000. In contrast, the average jury verdict in malpractice cases for the plaintiff is a little more than $1 million. However, in Michigan, there is a limitation...
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July 28, 2021

How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Case in Michigan If I Just Discovered My Injury?

If you want to bring an action against a doctor, surgeon, or hospital in Michigan for medical malpractice, there’s a time limit. Michigan has a statute of limitations on medical negligence or medical malpractice cases. As a result, there’s only so much time after a medical malpractice injury in which an injured victim can...
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July 16, 2021

What is a Notice of Intent in Michigan Malpractice Law?

If you have suffered serious injuries that you believe are the result of the negligence of a doctor, physician, hospital, or other healthcare provider in Michigan, you are required to comply with a number of specific procedural requirements at the start of a medical malpractice case. The first is the prerequisite that a plaintiff...
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