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He Who Hesitates, Claim May Be Lost

He Who Hesitates, Claim May Be Lost

One of the many things that frequently comes to my attention when discussing claims with potential clients is that most people are not aware that they only have a limited amount of time to bring a law suit. Some people are aware that a limitation does exist, but believe they have a much longer time in which to file their claim than they actually do. Because no claim can be filed after the period of limitations has run, hesitating to investigate or bring a claim will result in the claim being lost forever.

Issues with High Quality Health Care

Issues with High Quality Health Care

As the "baby boomers", the largest population group in the U.S. ages, the need for high quality health care will increase correspondingly. With this increase, problems with the quality of care provided by an aging population of doctors, may grow as well, which could compromise patient safety.

Overdiagnosis of Cancer Results in Needless, Painful Treatments

Overdiagnosis of Cancer Results in Needless, Painful Treatments

On July 19, 2010, Stephanie Saul, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter for the New York Times wrote on the false diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ (D.C.I.S.), a type of breast cancer, and its ramifications. In the article, Ms. Saul documents the experience of a woman from Northern Michigan improperly diagnosed with cancer. The woman has since pursued a claim, represented by McKeen & Associates, P.C. In March of 2007, the client was diagnosed with D.C.I.S. by a Northern Michigan doctor not fully qualified to make such a diagnosis. This doctor, aside from failing his board exam multiple times, did not have the requisite amount of experience to be effective at the diagnosis of D.C.I.S. As a result, Ms. Long had a quadrantectomy, where a quarter of her right breast was removed. She then went through six weeks of radiation.

Caps on Non-Economic Damages

Caps on Non-Economic Damages


Outside of the legal and medical communities, it is not widely known that there are certain caps or limits that the Michigan Legislature has placed on damages awarded to individuals injured as a result of medical negligence. There are two types of damages that can be recovered in any litigation: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages are quantifiable out-of-pocket losses (ie: medical expenses, prescriptive expenses, loss of wages, etc.) that result from the injury sustained. Non-economic damages are more intangible damages (ie: compensation for pain, suffering, disfigurement etc) that seek to compensate the injured person for the injury itself. Only non-economic damages are capped.

McKeen, Aaron & Kinsey named 2010 Michigan Superlawyers

McKeen, Aaron & Kinsey named 2010 Michigan Superlawyers

Attorneys Brian J. McKeen, Jody L. Aaron and Euel Kinsey, Jr. have been named as Michigan Superlawyers for 2010. Superlawyers is a private organization that lists lawyers in each state that have obtained high peer-reviewed rankings and professional achievement.

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