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David Mittleman

MSU, Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Michigan State University Gymnastics Head Coach Kathie Klages has been at the helm of their program for over 27 years.  I have never met Kathie and it’s unlikely we will meet at a gymnastics competition, but I know a lot […]

David Mittleman

MSU, I Understand the “Nuanced Difference” between Sexual Assault and Appropriate Medical Procedures

Michigan State University’s Title IX Office, which investigates gender discrimination claims, including allegations of sexual assault and harassment, determined what?  They determined she “didn’t understand the ‘nuanced difference’ between sexual assault and an appropriate medical procedure.”  Are you kidding me!  […]

David Mittleman

MSU Investigation Reveals Facts Far Worse than PSU

Michigan State University was named as a defendant today in our first Notice of Intention to File a Claim in the Court of Claims pursuant to MCL 600.6431, on behalf of a minor.  The Notice alleges on at least 8 […]

Mark Bello

Comparative Negligence: How Most States Deal with Cases Where Multiple Parties Cause Tragedy

I recently read an article about a case against Subaru that was scheduled for trial. The West Virginia lawsuit resulted from a fatal wreck on April 2, 2009. A 2002 Ford Explorer crossed the center line and hit a 1999 Subaru […]

David Mittleman

MSU and Twistars Enabled Larry Nassar’s Ability to Sexually Assault, Abuse, and Molest Young Girls

Since my last Nassar post, we have learned the FBI has uncovered over 37,000 images and videos of child pornography kept on his computer at his home in Holt, Michigan.  Some of the videos actually show the former Michigan State […]

Melanie J. VanOverloop

Doctor Performs Surgery on Wrong Patient or Wrong Part of Body – Why This is a “Never Event” that Should Never Occur

According to a 2013 article in the Journal of Patient Safety, preventable medical errors may now be the third leading cause of death in the United States.  These errors include so-called “never-events,” such as wrong site and wrong patient errors. For […]

David Mittleman

Pharmacist and Pharmacy Liability

When you go to your local pharmacy to have a prescription filled, you trust that those tasked with providing you with your necessary medication—the pharmacy and pharmacist—are doing so in a safe and careful manner.  Unfortunately, as we often see, […]

Chris Nace

How Public Views Could Be Changing Liability Laws

When an individual is injured in the process of medical treatment and suspects medical malpractice, he or she has the right to hold all responsible parties accountable for any negligence—including the hospital. That is, unless the treating physician is an […]

Chris Nace

What Are Medical Malpractice Caps Really Costing Us?

In a recent post, I explored the constitutionality of medical malpractice damage caps after Florida’s 2nd District Court of Appeal in Charlotte County ruled against limits on non-economic damages in October. Across the state in Broward County, a similar ruling is […]

David Mittleman

2 Mid Michigan Hospitals Identified for Unacceptable Injury Rates

Sparrow Hospital in Lansing and Memorial Healthcare in Owosso share the dubious distinction of being penalized for having unacceptable injury rates.  Under a provision of the Affordable Care Act, more than two dozen Michigan hospitals will lose 1 percent of […]