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April 29, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Paralysis Due to Medical Malpractice

Paralysis is one of the most traumatic injuries a person can endure in his or her lifetime. It’s difficult enough when a person is born paralyzed, but it’s an entirely different situation when a medical professional makes a preventable mistake,...

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April 21, 2020

News to Know: Substandard Senior Care, Defective Products, and Medical Errors

At Hurley McKenna & Mertz, we pride ourselves on being informed when it comes to current news that affects our clients. Once a month, we round up a list of articles that impact our practice areas, including but not limited...

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March 3, 2020

Was Your Child Diagnosed With Cerebral Palsy? How and When to File a Medical Malpractice Claim

Does your child have cerebral palsy? If so, you are not alone. Thousands of children are born with cerebral palsy every year. Studies show that a significant number of children born with this condition develop it as a result of...

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August 1, 2016

$8 Million Settlement in Michigan Medical Malpractice

Former hematologist and oncologist Farid Fata, of Oakland County, Michigan, is serving 45 years in prison as a result of years of fraud and money-laundering. The doctor has faced lawsuits from 43 patients, and has supposedly administered unnecessary treatment to...

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May 8, 2016

Reduce Your Risk of Medical Malpractice: Know How to Recognize the Signs of “Dangerous Doctoring”

In a perfect world, patients would be guaranteed high quality medical care. They would not have to worry about receiving the wrong medication or being subjected to the wrong treatment. Conditions would be diagnosed as early as humanly possible, and...

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May 3, 2016

Choosing the Right Doctor Can Reduce Your Risk for Serious Illness and Medical Mistakes

When, in any given city, there are dozens (if not hundreds) of doctors to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which one to trust. Most people turn to family or friends for help. Others peruse online reviews and...

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April 30, 2016

A License to Kill: State Medical Boards and Their Role in Medical Malpractice

As trial lawyers one of our duties is to investigate hospitals when patients are neglected or abused, since our government has neither the resources nor the political will to do so. As described in a Chicago Tribunue investigation: The Illinois...

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April 20, 2016

Center for Justice & Democracy Exposes the Truth: Medical Malpractice by the Numbers

Since the mid-seventies, tort reformers have put a lot of effort into getting the public to believe that the justice system is broken and that physicians and hospitals are innocent victims who must settle with patients to resolve unfounded claims...

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