More than 15 years ago, the McDonald's “hot coffee” lawsuit was held up as an example of a frivolous claim – someone taking advantage of circumstances to make a quick buck. But if you look at the facts, you will realize that the plaintiff in that case, an elderly New Mexico woman, was very seriously injured. [...]
We are barely past the midway mark in June and already there have been a number of water-related tragedies in the Lansing area. Unfortunately, simple precautionary measures could have avoided some of these tragedies.
There are certain types of medical malpractice that are considered to be so egregious that they should never happen. In fact, Medicare calls these preventable errors “Never Events,” and they include such serious mistakes as wrong site surgery, patient falls, and discharging an infant to the wrong person, among other things. Since 2007, Medicare has [...]