Personal Injury

Michigan Seeing More Commuters on Bicycles

by Thomas Stroble | June 5th, 2013

Many Michigan residents are catching on to the benefits of commuting to work via bicycle. But with a higher volume of cyclists on the road comes the greater likelihood of a Michigan Bicycle Accident occurring.

An article from the Lansing State Journal weighed the risks and benefits of bicycle commuting for many Lansing residents, and it offered several tips to help ensure cyclists’ commutes are safe.

One of the main reasons the city has seen such a spike in bicycle commuters is the expansion of the river trail system that feeds into downtown from outlying neighborhoods. These pathways have allowed … Read More

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Michigan Nursing Home Abuse More Prevalent than Previously Believed

by Thomas Stroble | June 4th, 2013

June 4, 2013

Elder abuse is a major problem across Michigan, especially in nursing home settings. And a recent study conducted at Michigan State University pointed out this type of abuse may be much more common than previously believed.

A team of researchers took a random sample of 452 adults with relatives living in nursing homes who are over the age of 65-years-old. They concluded that almost one-quarter of respondents reported their loved one had been a victim of Michigan Nursing Home Abuse at least once during their stay at a care facility.

The study was also able to highlight … Read More

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Michigan Man Killed in Lawnmower Accident

by Thomas Stroble | May 31st, 2013

May 31, 2013

A 76-year-old man died after sustaining Catastrophic Personal Injuries as the result of a lawn tractor accident last week. Reports indicate that the incident occurred just before 3 p.m. last Monday afternoon at the man’s home on Bad Axe Road in Bingham Township, Michigan.

According to an article published by The Huron Daily Tribune, the victim had been mowing grass near his residence. A short time later, a witness found the victim pinned beneath the lawnmower in a roughly 8 foot deep ditch. Rescue crews were called to the scene but were unable to revive the … Read More

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Michigan Slip and Fall Accident Claims Worker’s Life

by Thomas Stroble | May 28th, 2013

Slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of workplace fatalities in the United States today. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that in 2011, a total of 14 percent of all on-the-job deaths were the result of slips, trips, or falls.

Earlier this month, a Michigan Slip and Fall Accident claimed the life of a 43-year-old worker from Muskegon. Reports indicate the fatal incident occurred on the morning of Wednesday, May 8th, at the Rothbury Steel Mill in West Michigan.

A story from WWMT 3 News explained that the victim was contracted by the mill … Read More

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FDA Changes Approval Process Following DePuy Hip Replacement Recall

by Thomas Stroble | May 23rd, 2013

May 23, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration initiated a recall on several brands of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, including the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular system. This particular recall is being conducted due to the premature wearing that can lead to several serious health problems.

Some of these health problems can include pain, swelling, and inflammation at the surgical site or, more seriously, a condition called metallosis. A patient develops the latter condition when small metallic fragments from the device wear off and are absorbed into the bloodstream. This can result in toxic levels of certain metal ions building … Read More

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