Detroit Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Could screen time be damaging your child’s brain development?

Staring at a smartphone or tablet is quickly becoming the default pastime for many of us. Social media has become an ever-present temptation that’s difficult to resist. We enjoy the constant stream of entertainment, and the ability to connect with friends and strangers around the world.

A current study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking to uncover the ways in which screen time—and social media in particular—may be impacting the neurological development of young people.

Can I sue for wrongful death over a prescription drug overdose?

In a world so focused on safety, wrongful death seems like a term that should be seen less and less. Precautions are taken with cars and electronics to make them as safe as possible. But some dangers aren’t being addressed to the same degree.

Medications are one such example. Prescription opioid overdoses have been on the rise for years, causing thousands of deaths across the United States. Doctors who write these prescriptions could be responsible for overdose deaths.

Two McKeen & Associates attorneys receive top legal honor

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DETROIT - Martindale-Hubbell, the prestigious legal peer review service and ALM media, have named Brian McKeen and Norman Rosen of McKeen & Associates as 2019 Top Rated Lawyers. The National Law Journal will run a special section highlighting the Midwest's Top Rated Lawyers later this year.

What should hospitals do to mitigate the risk of infections?

Patients who enter a health care facility, especially hospitals and long-term care facilities, are at risk of contracting an infection due to conditions they are exposed to. Unfortunately, these infections are likely to be very serious. Some are resistant to the antibiotics that are available. This makes them more difficult to treat and can mean that the patient suffers even more. Infection is a leading cause of preventable death in hospitals.

All health care facilities should have an infection control risk assessment. This helps them to implement a plan that works toward minimizing the risk of patients suffering from infections that can lead to great harm.

Birth injuries may not be immediately apparent

The time leading up to childbirth and the act itself can be incredibly stressful. But the moment after is supposed to be one of the happiest times of your life. Finding out that you have a healthy baby and hearing the first cries from those little lungs should be a relief to all that stress. Why would you assume that there are any issues after you receive your little bundle of joy?

It can be scary to know that sometimes there are birth injuries that do not show up immediately. Whether it is a physical trauma to the head or a lack of oxygen during birth, there can be serious consequences that do not show up instantly.

Detroit Medical Center cited for jeopardizing patients’ health

Detroit Medical Center (DMC) could lose its federal funding due to multiple violations of infection control requirements. This marks the second instance of infection control violations by DMC in the last two years.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMS) recently conducted reviews of DMC hospitals. Two such hospitals—Harper and Receiving—failed their health and safety inspections. According to the CMMS report, “the deficiencies cited are significant and limit your hospital’s capacity to render adequate care and to ensure the health and safety of your patients.”

Risks are present in same-day surgery centers

Patients who are having surgery might assume that they are going to the hospital for the procedure. This may not be the case. Many surgeons are turning to ambulatory surgery centers to do certain surgeries. The issue is whether these outpatient centers are safe for patients. In some cases, they aren't.

There are many reasons why your health care provider might want to do a procedure in one of these centers. They are often seen as more convenient and usually less expensive. The cost is one of the reasons insurance companies might approve procedures in a same-day surgery center. Since there isn't an overnight stay in the hospital, that cost is eliminated.

Doctors aren't immune from suffering medical malpractice

Every day, many hardworking doctors strive to provide exceptional care for their patients. Should they need medical attention themselves, they expect to receive the same level of care that they dispense, especially since they generally have the resources to pay for it. When on the receiving end of the healthcare system, however, physicians may be shocked to find medical staff ill-prepared and inattentive. As one practitioner recently revealed on social media, even doctors can be the victims of malpractice. 

Healthcare At Its Worst

Ophthalmologist David Aizuss, M.D. traveled to Las Vegas in the final days of 2018, planning to attend a wedding. Instead, a sudden bout of pain sent him to a local emergency room, which led to a chain of events that opened his eyes to how fragmented the US healthcare system is.

5 types of psychiatrist negligence that can lead to a lawsuit

Mental illness is a growing concern in the U.S. Whether you are suffering with depression, anxiety or another affliction, you may seek out the help of a medical health professional to gain some relief.

But what if you come out of treatment feeling the same—or worse—than before? Can you blame your psychiatrist for the inefficacy of your treatment? Do you have legal recourse?

Leaving your childbirth in the hands of the wrong midwife

Midwifery has a reputation of facilitating more natural, homeopathic childbirths. However, many midwives—operating legally in Michigan—actually lack the training to safely manage a childbirth.

One recent case involved a family in Romulus. The mother opted to give birth in her home, for which she sought the help of Helen Stockton—a midwife at Ann Arbor’s Mother Earth Midwifery. Stockton’s improper decision making during the childbirth cost the baby his life.

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