News Categories: Medical Malpractice

JULY 2017

FBMJ’s Medical Malpractice Attorneys Obtain Successful No Cause Verdict

On July 21, 2017 attorneys Clyde Metzger and Carole Empey obtained a no cause verdict on behalf of their clients, an obstetrician gynecologist, a professional services organization of physicians and a hospital. The jury found no malpractice and that the Defendants complied with the standard of care during a DaVinci

JULY 2017

LARA Director: Emergency Rules for Marijuana Applications Coming This Fall

The Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) director, Shelly Edgerton, announced that emergency rules will initially be put in place this fall so that the state can meet its December deadline to accept applications for marijuana grower, processor, and transporter licenses under the Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act (the “MMFLA”).

MAY 2017

Governor Snyder Signs Naloxone Standing Order

On May 25, 2017, Governor Rick Snyder approved and signed the Michigan Chief Medical Executive’s Standing Order (akin to a state-wide prescription) pre-authorizing the distribution of naloxone by pharmacists. Naloxone hydrochloride (naloxone) is a fast-acting medication intended to reverse the effects of an opioid-related drug overdose.   Prior to this Standing

April 2017

Improved Michigan Automated Prescription System Now Operational

In what has been identified as a new tool in the fight against opioid abuse and controlled substance diversion, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) announced Tuesday, April 11, 2017, that improvements to the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS), Michigan’s electronic monitoring system that tracks Schedule 2-5 controlled

March 2017

2017 Non-Economic Damages Caps

The State of Michigan Department of Treasury has announced the 2017 Non-Economic Damages Caps for 2017 for medical malpractice claims. With respect to obtaining compensation for the injured plaintiff, Michigan – by statute – places a cap on the amount of noneconomic loss that a plaintiff may be awarded in

November 2016

Juip Featured in Another Video in the Series, “Two Minutes, What’s the Risk?”

FBMJ Partner, Randall Juip was again featured in the continuing YouTube video series “Two Minutes, What’s the Risk?” produced by ProAssurance, a provider of innovative healthcare liability insurance solutions. In this video Juip explains that statistics show the question of whether a physician will be sued is not “if,” but “when.”