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    • Michigan House Plan May Raise Speed Limits…What Do you Think?

      Michigan House Plan May Raise Speed Limits…What Do you Think?

      Earlier this week, the Michigan House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed a plan that could eventually raise the speed limit on certain stretches of highway to 80 mph. Of course, this plan goes in effect if passed by […]

    • Pharmacy and Pharmacist Negligence a Growing Problem as System Tries to Keep Pace

      Pharmacy and Pharmacist Negligence a Growing Problem as System Tries to Keep Pace

      Before I began practicing law over 30 years ago, I received a degree in Pharmacy and worked as a registered pharmacist.  Even then, I could see how the demands placed on pharmacists and pharmacy technicians were creating a potentially dangerous […]

    • Why Some Doctors Get Sued, Why Patients Sue

      Why Some Doctors Get Sued, Why Patients Sue

      Medscape Medical News conducted a survey of four thousand physicians of various specialties to determine trends in medical malpractice lawsuits. The survey was completed in a 10-15 minute anonymous survey by U.S. physicians during the fall of 2015.  Medscape published the […]

    • Detroit Auto Show a Glimpse of Our Automotive Future

      Detroit Auto Show a Glimpse of Our Automotive Future

      The North American International Auto Show – also known as the NAIAS, or, as we like to call it, the Detroit Auto Show – opens to the public today.  The event has already been open to media and industry insiders […]

    • Simultaneous Surgeries – How Big of a Problem are They?

      Simultaneous Surgeries – How Big of a Problem are They?

      This past fall, the Boston Globe published a series of stories about a practice known as “concurrent surgery” or “simultaneous surgery,” in which a single surgeon is scheduled to operate on more than one patient at a time.  Often, these […]

    • End 2015 Safely So You Can Enjoy 2016

      End 2015 Safely So You Can Enjoy 2016

      Tonight we say “goodbye” to 2015.  Judging by the top news stories of the year, most of us are probably looking forward to turning the calendar over to 1-1-16.  But there are also plenty of reasons to celebrate the last 365 […]

    • 24 Michigan Hospitals Penalized by Medicare for Poor Safety

      24 Michigan Hospitals Penalized by Medicare for Poor Safety

      Medicare recently posted nationwide hospital safety rankings on its website. In October 2014, as part of the Affordable Care Act, the Medicare program began reducing Medicare payments for hospitals that rank in the worst performing quartile of  hospitals with respect to […]

    • Hoverboards are the Hot Holiday Item – Literally

      Hoverboards are the Hot Holiday Item – Literally

      With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us and the holiday shopping season in full swing, everyone is looking for the perfect gifts for friends and family.  One of items topping many lists is the Back-to-the-Futuristic hoverboard, a two-wheeled device […]

    • Don’t Invite Bacteria to Thanksgiving Dinner

      Don’t Invite Bacteria to Thanksgiving Dinner

      The highly contagious norovirus causes 19 million to 21 million illnesses and contributes to 56,000-71,000 hospitalizations and 570-800 deaths each year in the U.S., according to a recent Detroit Free Press article.  The norovirus is the most common source of […]

    • Add Safe Driving to Your Holiday Plans

      Add Safe Driving to Your Holiday Plans

      The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is widely considered the busiest travel time of the entire year.  It’s also probably the most dangerous.  This year, low gas prices and relatively nice weather mean even more travelers will be hitting the road.  Here […]