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June 2013 Archives

Michigan Supreme Court may take up fatal horse v. car crash case

Detroit area residents may remember hearing about a fatal car accident involving a vehicle and a horse several years ago in Emmet County. The tragic collision took place back in 2010 when a horse escaped its stable and ran into a car. The 42-year-old driver of the car, as well as the horse, were killed in the accident.

Michigan study links brain injuries to strokes

Traumatic brain injuries can cause a number of serious short- and long-term symptoms and conditions. TBIs are known to cause forgetfulness, depression, compromised motor skills and disability, among a number of other things, and doctors are just beginning to understand the full impact of head trauma.

Medical malpractice lawsuit results from penile implant

Michigan readers may have read news coverage of a horrific medical condition experienced by a man who underwent a surgical procedure to install a penile implant. The case has made headlines across the nation, and while the details may make some chuckle, the ordeal has taken a toll on the patient and his family. They are now before a court to argue their medical malpractice case.

Study links injuries to distracted pedestrians

Our last couple of posts in this Detroit car accidents blog have discussed distracted driving. In fact, we write about distracted driving quite a bit because it causes a great number of car accidents here in Michigan as well as throughout the country. A new study has suggested, however, that drivers are not the only ones who give into distraction despite the risks of injuring themselves and others.

Distracted driver injures two in Michigan car accident

By now, most Michigan drivers are all-too-familiar with the dangers that can arise from distracted driving. The state has taken steps to reduce the number of accidents caused by drivers who take their eyes off of the road. Texting while driving is banned on Michigan roadways, which has helped to improve safety for all motorists. A recent car accident that occurred in Clifton Township shows that other types of distractions may still be a problem within the state. 

Workplace accident injures one in Michigan

There are several occupations that place workers into potentially dangerous situations every day they are on the job. These workers know that they need to follow all of the safety requirements in place, or they could find themselves or their co-workers at the risk of an accident. 

Study says hands-free cellphones no safer than handheld

As the media has brought the dangers of distracted driving to the nation’s attention, many drivers have reacted by doing their part to make the nation’s roadways safer. In many cases, drivers have decided to switch from using handheld cellphones to a hand-free option while behind the wheel. Although this move is commendable, according to a recent study it may not actually have the desired effect on reducing the likelihood of being in a car accident.

Study: many endoscopes insufficiently cleaned between procedures

Having a colonoscopy is likely not on anyone’s to-do list. However, they are an important life-saving procedure. Every year, several millions of patients undergo this procedure. Shockingly, a new study revealed that many of the endoscopes used in these procedures are unsterile, carrying cells, matter and other “biological dirt” from previous patients.

Doctors blamed for brain damage to patient

It did not occur in Michigan, but the sheer size of an out-of-state medical malpractice verdict is still noteworthy. A patient that was left in a vegetative state after a failed medical procedure back in 2008 has been awarded a $28.5 million against two of his doctors.

Erin Brockovich arrested for boating while intoxicated

With summer in full swing, folks all across Michigan are getting their boats on the water. Families and friends are out on the lake fishing, relaxing, waterskiing and generally trying to have a fun time. However, in the blink of an eye, an enjoyable day in the boat can turn tragic if a person is hurt in a Michigan boating accident.

Is allergy medicine leading to car accidents?

Driving while fatigued is one of the biggest mistakes a Michigan resident can make. Drowsy driving can result in serious and fatal car accidents, as driving while you are not alert is pretty much the same as driving while impaired. As spring is now in full swing, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has decided to warn people that allergy medications can cause drowsiness--meaning people who take certain allergy meds should refrain from driving.

5 tips to keep your child safe from dog bites

Spring is in full swing and that means kids are either out of school or just about out of school, so dog owners should be reminded to always keep their dogs safely fenced in or leashed. In addition to dog owners, it is important for parents to do their part to ensure that children are safe around dogs.

How to avoid being a victim of a misdiagnosis in Michigan

Misdiagnosis is a major cause of medical malpractice here in Michigan. In fact, it was recently reported that almost 40 percent of medical malpractice awards here in the U.S. are related to an incorrect, missed or delayed diagnosis. Diagnostic errors are not only the most common type of medical error, but also one of the most dangerous.

Good Samaritan killed in Kentwood, Michigan, accident

A tragic car accident occurred last week in Kentwood, Michigan. According to a news report published by the Detroit Free Press, a 50-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle after she pulled over to offer assistance at the scene of a car accident. She was apparently killed by one of the cars that was involved in that initial accident scene.

Fraternity faces wrongful death lawsuit after drinking death

In recent years, it seems that there has been many stories in the news about young college students being injured or killed due to fraternity or sorority-related activities on college campuses. News reports detailing alcohol overdoses and harmful hazing rituals have shocked many people here in Michigan, and these stories must be particularly concerning for parents of college-aged young adults.

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