Medical Malpractice

Military Hospital Found Responsible for Brain Injuries to Newborn

by Thomas Stroble | January 14th, 2014

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Giving birth to a new child should be a time of rejoicing and togetherness for a family.  However the act of childbirth itself can be a harrowing time for both mother and child.  Families rely on the doctors and nursing staff for the best possible care to help bring their new child into the world.  When all goes well, there is joy and celebration.  But when a medical mistake is made the result can be devastating.

Haiden Rivera was born in 2008 at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood Texas to parents Kasie and Higinio Rivera. … Read More

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Michigan Doctor Accused of Medical Malpractice Showed Similar Behavior In Other Cases

by Thomas Stroble | August 16th, 2013

August 16, 2013

In the wake of a Michigan doctor being charged with filing fraudulent Medicare claims after misdiagnosing patients with cancer and extending treatments for patients in order to collect kickbacks, it has come to light the doctor is no stranger to the courtroom.

Documents show the doctor has been accused of similar behavior in at least three other Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawsuits. The earliest case stem from 2007 when the doctor misdiagnosed a woman with cancer, causing her to undergo “toxic” and “dangerous” treatments. The woman became suspicious and sought a second and third opinion. That is … Read More

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Michigan Doctor Charged With Making Fraudulent Medicare Claims

by Thomas Stroble | August 7th, 2013

August 7, 2013

Thousands of Michigan citizens are the victims of medical errors or doctors’ negligence each year. Many of these cases result in Michigan Medical Malpractice Claims and other legal action against the responsible parties.

Just this week, federal prosecutors with the U.S Attorney’s Office arrested a 48-year-old doctor in Oakland Township on charges of healthcare fraud. According to an article released by WXYZ Action 7 News, the doctor is accused of falsely diagnosing patients with cancer and continuing treatments on patients in remission so he could continue filing Medicare claims for reimbursements on their behalf.

One patient … Read More

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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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