Medical Malpractice

Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Settled for $2 Million

by Thomas Stroble | July 15th, 2013

July 15, 2013

A settlement was reached in the Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawsuit filed against Jackson Cardiology Associates and members of its staff. Records indicate the suit was filed in connection with several cases of patients undergoing unnecessary medical treatments.

According to an article released by WLNS 6 News, certain patients underwent surgeries, such as heart catheterizations, that were later deemed unnecessary by other medical professionals. Plaintiffs testified they often had no significant heart blockages that would require the procedures.

Since Medicaid paid for a large portion of the procedures, the federal government became involved as a mediator in … Read More

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Study Shows Apologies May Lead to Fewer Medical Malpractice Claims

by Thomas Stroble | July 12th, 2013

When Michigan Medical Malpractice Claims are filed against a doctor or hospital, they are normally encouraged not to take responsibility for the action by apologizing. However, a study conducted by the University of Michigan Health System has concluded that taking responsibility for mistakes may cut costs.

According to an article from U.S. News, the “Disclosure, Apology, and Offer” model was implemented at the University of Michigan’s health facilities in four years ago. The system has yielded a 60 percent decline in legal costs, and a 36 percent reduction in the number of medical malpractice claims filed against the group.… Read More

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Death, Illness from Meningitis Outbreak Hits Michigan

by Thomas Stroble | October 11th, 2012

A nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis tied to a steroid drug has continued to escalate. According to news reports, 12 people have died and 124 people have been sickened as of Oct. 10.  Another 13,000 are at risk of falling ill from the tainted drug.  The drug is used to treat back pain through an epidural injection and was distributed to clinics in 23 states.

The New England Compounding Center, the maker of the injectable steroid medication, has announced that it has voluntarily recalled all products currently in circulation that were compounded and distributed from its facility in Framingham, … Read More

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