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Q: I am wondering if there are any lawyers or law firms that practice veterinarian malpractice?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jun 23, 2022

I am sure there are - check in more rural areas and attorneys who work with farmers. Although, you probably don't need to limit your search to someone with specific experience with veterinarian medicine as the concept of malpractice would be the same as with humans. Any attorney would need to... Read more »

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Q: iv infiltration (causing chemical burn & compartment syndrome on 5wk baby) would lawsuit happen in city injury tookplace

Or would lawsuit be in county where we live? Baby had a faciotomy in hospital but will have second surgery soon to see what injury looks like inside and than a skin graft is needed. Very little function in hand at this point. Looking for attorney to help with this matter

Dana B. Carron
Dana B. Carron
answered on Feb 22, 2022

A lawsuit could likely be filed in either location, and therefore, you should discuss with an attorney the details of your case, and then determine where it would be best to file your lawsuit. I would be glad to speak to you in further detail, and help you with this. The attorneys that I work... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Michigan on
Q: Are OPO's legally able to remove organs from a registered organ donor who's body is under investigation into COD

Body of deceased was under county jurisdiction. Autopsy was to be performed to determine cause of death, but kidneys and liver were taken prior to autopsy. No samples of either organ were provided to Chief Medical Examiner. COD still undetermined. Autopsy was performed missing two vital organs. Is... Read more »

Michael Zamzow
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Michael Zamzow
answered on Feb 15, 2022

It might depend on the circumstances involving the death that required a particularly level of autopsy, and whether or not the CME authorized release.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Michigan on
Q: Can a case that say dismissed in good faith mean can I take it to the right court
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Nov 21, 2021

Cases are dismissed with or without prejudice. If your case involves medical malpractice, you really should not be doing this on your own because it will be next to impossible for you to successfully navigate the procedure and rules.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Medical Malpractice for Michigan on
Q: I was invited abroad as one of three finalists for a lucrative job. My doctor's office gave me the wrong COVID test.

The potential employer paid for my ticket. I was informed at the check-in counter that I wasn't allowed to fly because I had received the wrong COVID test. I went through four rounds of interviews to get to the finalist stage. When they found out I couldn't fly, the organization... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Mar 24, 2021

Interesting facts...I think the damages would be a bit speculative: as you stated, you weren't guaranteed the position, and otherwise suffered no expense (other than time, etc.). And even if you were able to overcome that hurdle, I would think those damages would be mitigated by your current... Read more »

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Q: How long do I have to file a medical malpractice suit?

I had back surgery 2 years ago (Jan2019). The incision got infected and a month later the Dr/surgeon cut my incision open during a checkup and had my wife pack my incision at home with non-sterilized supplies. They took me in for a second surgery (Feb2019). Right after the second surgery the... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Mar 5, 2021

Sooner rather than later. You will really need to contact a medical malpractice attorney quickly.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Medical Malpractice for Michigan on
Q: Does the acne medication Accutane cause mental illness and do I have a case?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Feb 23, 2021

Accutane has been the subject of much product liabiilty. A lot would depend on what your doctors attribute your mental health change to. Contact attorneys who advertise for Accutane adverse reactions.

Trying to prove the origin of a mental health condition can be quite difficult.

2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Michigan on
Q: How do I know if my lawyer has started working on my case
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Dec 28, 2020

You should ask him or her, what the time line looks like, and what next steps you need to take. If your case is a medical malpractice case, you should be prepared for some time to pass. Just because you don't hear about anything happening doesn't mean that your attorney is not working on... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Probate and Wrongful Death for Michigan on
Q: Do I have to sign a family member consent for representation agreement my ex wife’s attorney sent me?

Our 30 year old daughter passed last year suddenly, no will, now my ex got a lawyer and is suing the hospital etc. for wrongful death, medical malpractice and other damages. I was sent forms to sign that I agree with her and fully cooperate with their legal services, which I don’t agree! My... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Sep 29, 2020

Interesting. Wrongful death and medical malpractice claims are complex enough that you would be well advised to discuss this letter with an attorney before signing it. Your ex can, quite likely, proceed without your signature or cooperation.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: hello, 2 years ago after my surgery I was mistreated by a nurse at henry ford

had half of my left lung removed, so have a good size scar on left side. surgery went well. however it was the treatment I received in recovery that has my concern. I was treated horrible only way to describe it is as a dog. a day and a half after my surgery I was moved to a private room. a step... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 21, 2019

According to your description, your surgery went well. The other issues you describe here (while you explain there is more) depict considerable pain and aggravation you endured in post-op. However, it's important to keep in mind that medical malpractice lawsuits are very expensive to litigate... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Michigan on
Q: hello, 2 years ago after my surgery I was mistreated by a nurse at henry ford

had half of my left lung removed, so have a good size scar on left side. surgery went well. however it was the treatment I received in recovery that has my concern. I was treated horrible only way to describe it is as a dog. a day and a half after my surgery I was moved to a private room. a step... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 25, 2019

I believe I may have answered this question previously because the facility name seems familiar. My response was that although you suffered a painful and aggravating ordeal post-op, you mention that the surgery went well. Med mal cases are generally based on a breach of duty. As a practical matter,... Read more »

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Q: My Mother went to a dentist in three rivers a few weeks ago, the dentist told her that her best route would be to have

to have all of her teeth removed so that she could have new fake teeth put into her skull. She went ahead and let the dentist remove all of her teeth to proceed with putting new teeth in. She was told to wait a few weeks and heal before having the new teeth put in, now the dentist is telling us her... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 4, 2019

I'm sorry for your mother's ordeal. She could arrange a consult with a Michigan med mal attorney to explore whether the determination that her jaw was not suited for implants could have been made prior to the extraction of her teeth, whether other options would have been more logical,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Michigan on
Q: What type of lawyer do I need to sue my doctor for malpractice and do I even have a case?

My ob gyn said my baby was healthy when I was pregnant but I was sick so she prescribed me zofran. I was not informed of any major risks to myself or my baby by taking this drug. Thinking that I could trust my own doctor I thought it was safe. A short time after taking the prescribed drug, I... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 7, 2019

I'm very sorry for your loss. As a starting point, you could contact a medical malpractice attorney in Michigan for an initial consultation. In terms of your question about having a case, that is something an attorney could make a more meaningful determination after learning more details from... Read more »

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Q: My back surgeon messed me up good. He left a screw crooked, broke a bone, and caused 2 more discs to bulge.

Do I have a case

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jun 5, 2019

Possibly. Whether you have a case and whether an attorney would take your case are two different things, and quite honestly comes down to costs / benefits to the attorney. Most attorneys who handle medical malpractice claims evaluate those claims thoroughly - often through an on-staff or contracted... Read more »

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Q: Family member suffered improper care and discharge from a rehab facility after stroke.

A family member suffered mistreatment. Subcutaneous shots given in same place resulting in bruising and pain when moving. These can be administered anywhere on body. He was to see a doctor to receive anti-depressants or anti anxiety meds which never happened. Before discharge home we were informed... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 25, 2019

This is a matter to be discussed with a Michigan medical malpractice attorney, but your question remains open for five weeks. As a general matter, regardless of jurisdiction, medical malpractice is determined on the basis of there being a certain duty of care, a breach of that duty, damages that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Civil Rights, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Michigan on
Q: I have mental health problems, can i use medical marijuana while on probation?

I am on probation in michigan usa for a DUI, but i have SERIOUS mental health problems including insomnia, depression, adhd, anxiety, bi-polar. I was reccomended i get my medical marijuana card, can i do that while on probation?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Apr 23, 2019

You would first need to inquire with your probation officer, and then possibly have the judge's permission. Contrary to what many people believe, marijuana is not prescribed like a doctor may do for ordinary medication from a pharmacy. Because of that, judges don't have to allow you to... Read more »

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Q: Can I hold the VA responsible for not healing properly from a surgery in 2012 - I have numbness on the surgical line

I had a myomectomy (fibroid removal). My surgeon told me that it may take a couple of years for the feeling to return and once a woman has surgery down there, she is never the same. I still have numbness in a large area over the surgical scar - my feelings never completely returned. I curious can... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Feb 3, 2019

Medical malpractice claims are intricate to pursue, and require an attorney. That said, you may find, after consultation with an attorney, that you are beyond the statute of limitations - meaning that an otherwise valid claim would be dismissed. The other issue is that pain and numbness is hard to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Medical Malpractice and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: What are the MI state and Fed laws for transporting and delivering prescription medications?

I work for a company that transports medications to medical facilities. We are now being asked to, as drivers, to sign narcotic manifests, confirming that specific narcotics were delivered to said facility if said facility requests that the driver signs. This would require that the drivers handle... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Sep 28, 2018

Your situation is much too complicated to answer here as it involves drug laws and likely interstate commerce issues. It would seem that your employer is attempting to shore up the chain of custody, which they may very well be required to do by any number of state and federal regulations pertaining... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Michigan on
Q: After a total hip replacement, doctor ordered but then cancelled my PT. I have not had any, should I pursue this?

I received a total hip replacement in September of 2017. After my discharge my orthopedic doctor ordered a nurse and physical therapy.

After the initial PT visit, the doctor cancelled the PT, the nurse was confused and followed up with the doctors office and they told her it was being held... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Nov 30, 2017

I'd talk to the doctors assistant, explain that the doctor indicated you'd be getting PT but you haven't heard back and you wonder as you still have problems if you'll be getting PT or what.

Or make an appointment with your GP, explain what happened, ask if that's...
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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Michigan on
Q: This questions concerns medical malpractice ..is there a certain time limit for suing a doctors office for mistreatment
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Sep 1, 2017

Yes. Each state has different statutes of limitations. Call a member of the Assn for Justice for the state where it happened, that handles medical cases --they give free consultations.

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