News Categories: Medical Malpractice

January 2024

Anthony Pignotti Promoted to Member at Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC, is pleased to announce the election of attorney Anthony (Tony) D. Pignotti into the membership of the firm, effective January 1, 2024. Pignotti is an experienced trial lawyer with a broad range of litigation experience. He has represented national-level businesses in products liability, toxic tort,

January 2024

Silvia Alexandra Mansoor Promoted to Senior Associate at Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC, is pleased to announce that the firm has promoted attorney Silvia Alexandra Mansoor to Senior Associate, effective January 1, 2024. Mansoor’s work focuses on defending health care professionals and organizations in complex medical malpractice claims and business dispute claims. She is also heavily involved in

October 2023

Congratulations to FBMJ Attorneys Rodey and Richtarcik for Successful Motion to Dismiss

Congratulations to FBMJ attorneys Cathy Rodey and Brian Richtarcik on a successful Motion to Dismiss in Wayne County Circuit Court before Judge Kathleen McCarthy. The complicated case claimed negligence, gross negligence, IIED, wrongful death, and violations of two provisions of the Elliot Larsen Civil Rights Act against FBMJ’s defendant physician.

November 2023

Frisch Joins FBMJ’s Medical-Malpractice Group

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC is pleased to welcome James Frisch as the newest member of its Medical Malpractice Practice group. James who recently joined the firm as an Associate Attorney focuses his practice on defending healthcare professionals and organizations in complex medical-malpractice claims, as well as other personal

October 2023

FBMJ Attorneys Win No-Cause Verdict in Defamation Trial

Congratulations to Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip attorneys, Kim Sveska and Brooke Johnston on successfully obtaining a no cause trial win for their hospital client in Saginaw County Circuit Court this week in an alleged defamation claim. Plaintiff, a former medical sales representative, sought over $9.6 million dollars from the

March 2023

Nicole Joseph-Windecker Receives MDTC’s 2023 Golden Gavel Award

Nicole Joseph-Windecker was recently honored as one of two 2023 recipients of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel’s (MDTC) Golden Gavel Award. The Golden Gavel Award is presented to a lawyer who has practiced law for 10 years or less and who, according to the MDTC, “exemplifies significant contribution to professionalism and

January 2023

2023 Limitation on Noneconomic Damages

On January 31, 2023, the State of Michigan Department of Treasury published the 2023 limitations on noneconomic damages for claims alleging medical malpractice.  The “upper cap” is now adjusted to $960,500 (an increase of $73,000 from last year).  The “lower cap” is now adjusted to $537,900 (an increase of $40,900

January 2023

FBMJ Announces Attorney Promotions

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC is pleased to announce the promotion of attorney Stephanie A. Karisny to Associate Principal and Nicole Joseph-Windecker to Senior Associate. “Both Stephanie and Nicole have demonstrated exceptional talent and commitment to our clients. We are incredibly pleased to welcome them to their new positions

December 2022

Supreme Court Lowers Bar to Prove Agency, Increases Risk of Hospital Liability

In a 4-3 order published last week, a majority of the Michigan Supreme Court reversed a Court of Appeals (COA) decision such that a plaintiff can more easily establish ostensible agency – that a hospital is liable for the actions of a non-employed provider. A vehement dissent that included the

December 2022

New COA Opinions Today: Denney Damages Allowed in Certain Medical Malpractice Cases

In two published opinions released today, the Court of Appeals affirmed that plaintiffs in wrongful death medical malpractice cases can recover what have come to be known as Denney damages – the lost future earning capacity of the decedent. Such damages are recoverable when there is a sufficient evidentiary basis