Birth Injuries Can Occur Long Before Labor

by wpengine | December 22nd, 2016

Childbirth can be an exciting and risky event and many things can go wrong that can result in birth injuries. However, proper care during a pregnancy can often help to prevent birth injuries from happening during labor and delivery. On the other hand, medical mistakes during pregnancy can increase the chance of birth injuries and doctors should be held liable for inadequate prenatal care.

Many potential complications during birth can be predicted and prepared for during a pregnancy. Part of a doctor’s job is to identify if there may be future problems and to provide the necessary preventative care and … Read More

Posted In: Medical Malpractice

Holiday Season Can Increase Your Risk of a Drunk Driving Accident

by wpengine | December 20th, 2016

People love to gather together for the holidays and celebrate with an eggnog or mulled wine. However, many of those people then cause injury when they decide to drive home after too much to drink and they cause a collision. When a drunk driver crashes into your car and injures you or a member of your family, it can disrupt your holidays, as well as your life for months or even years to come. Drunk drivers should be held completely responsible for all of the losses you experience due to a crash.

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Do You Always have the Right to Sue after a Traffic Accident?

by wpengine | December 20th, 2016

Whether you are a driver, passenger, or pedestrian, few are prepared for those unexpected traffic accidents that alter the course of their daily lives. Time lost from work, painful medical treatments, and an inability to enjoy social activities can leave you frustrated and wondering whether you have the right to seek compensation. If you’re asking yourself this question, it’s important to consult an experienced attorney who can discuss your potential right to sue.

Negligence of Responsible Parties

Your right to sue after a traffic accident often depends on the negligence of one or more involved parties. Under Michigan law, … Read More

Posted In: Car Accidents

Birth Injuries: Extending Beyond Cerebral Palsy

by wpengine | December 16th, 2016

Cerebral Palsy is one of the most well-recognized and common birth injuries. The effects of cerebral palsy can differ significantly from child to child, however, the condition can cause complications and impairments for a child’s entire life. Aside from cerebral palsy, there are many other types of birth injuries that can injure your newborn. The following are only a few injuries that can affect your child besides cerebral palsy.

  • Brain bleeds – Subdural hemorrhages and subarachnoid hemorrhages can cause heightened intracranial pressure and may require surgery. Some victims of bleeding on the brain will suffer seizure disorders and other complications.
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Drivers are Playing Pokémon GO Behind the Wheel

by wpengine | December 8th, 2016

Smartphones and driving do not mix. Activities such as texting, reading email, browsing the internet, or even dialing a phone number can be distracting and take a driver’s focus off of the road. As if the potential for distraction was not already great enough, a new and popular app known as Pokémon GO has given drivers another reason to be distracted, and people playing the game while driving has already been linked to several accidents (for example, here and here).

What Makes the Game So Distracting?

In a traditional video game, users sit in front of a screen and … Read More

Posted In: Car Accidents