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David Mittleman

Carol Siemon the Best Choice for Ingham County Prosecutor

August 2 we have an important decision.  We need a new Ingham County Prosecutor.  I have studied, read, observed, and learned about all the candidates.  Based on all the available information, one candidate stands out as the best – Carol […]

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Juries Award Multi-Millions in Talcum Powder Suits This Year

Jury Awards $55 Million in St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Trial – May 2016 A St. Louis, Missouri jury slapped Johnson and Johnson with a multi-million dollar verdict after a woman claimed their Talcum Powder products gave her ovarian cancer.  This […]

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No Jail if Alleged Defendant Can’t Afford to Pay Fines

On May 18, the Michigan Supreme Court held a public hearing on the proposed amendments of ten different Michigan Court Rules. After hearing from many speakers, the Supreme Court ultimately adopted the proposed changes this week.  These changes require that […]

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Clergy Sex Abuse Survivors and Family May Still Get Their Day in Court

Illinois Sexual Abuse Case Results in Minimal Punishment Due to Statute of Limitations Illinois lawmakers may soon vote to eliminate the state’s statute of limitations on child sex abuse crimes. The move comes in response to the 15-month sentence given last […]

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Michigan Residents in Out-of-State Crashes

What happens when a Michigan resident is involved in an automobile crash in another state, while visiting, travelling through, or on vacation? Out-of-State accidents come with special challenges for the residents, especially once they head home to Michigan and try […]

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The Yellow Dog Project

Do you know what it means if you see a dog with a yellow ribbon on its collar, leash, or around its neck? If you don’t, you should make note of this global movement, the “Yellow Dog Project.”  According to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]