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April 2024

FBMJ’s Kim Sveska Wins Daubert Challenge

Congratulations to Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip Member, Kim Sveska, for a recent successful Daubert win in a potentially high-damages medical malpractice case.   A Daubert win is based on a standard which instructs judges to consider several factors related to expert witness reliability and testimony, as well as the relevance... READ MORE

March 2024

Congratulation to Sarah Cherry on Medical-Malpractice Dismissal

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip attorney, Sarah Cherry, was successful in obtaining another medical malpractice case dismissal on behalf of her hospital client involving an infected implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), which allegedly migrated and perforated a patient’s colon. As required under Michigan law, Plaintiff served a notice of intent related... READ MORE

March 2024

Stacey McDaniel Joins FBMJ as Associate Principal

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC is pleased to announce the hiring of attorney Stacey McDaniel as an Associate Principal with the firm. Stacey’s practice focuses on defending health care professionals and organizations in complex medical malpractice claims. Her areas of expertise include neurosurgery, anesthesiology, orthopedics, neurology, birth trauma, cosmetic surgery,... READ MORE

March 2024

FBMJ Attorneys Present to Emergency Medicine Residents

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip attorneys Enrico Tucciarone, Brian Whitelaw, & Silvia Mansoor recently conducted an educational mock deposition for emergency medicine residents of a major healthcare system in metro-Detroit earlier this week. Special thanks to the hospital’s Resident “victim” for playing the role of a defendant physician, while FBMJ... READ MORE

February 2024

Silvia Mansoor Recognized with Michigan Lawyers Weekly 2024 Up & Coming Lawyers Award

We are proud to share that FBMJ Senior Associate Silvia Alexandria Mansoor has been chosen as a recipient of the Michigan Lawyers Weekly 2024 Up & Coming Lawyers award. Michigan Lawyer Weekly’s Up & Coming Lawyers award program recognizes lawyers in their first ten years of practicing law who, according to... READ MORE

February 2024

Brian Whitelaw Chosen as Michigan Lawyers Weekly 2024 Hall of Fame Honoree

We are pleased to announce that FBMJ Partner Brian Whitelaw has been chosen as an honoree for the Michigan Lawyers Weekly 2024 Hall of Fame awards program. Michigan Lawyer Weekly’s Hall of Fame program recognizes legal leaders who have been in practice for at least thirty years and, according to the... READ MORE

February 2024

No Cause Defense Verdict for FBMJ Attorneys in Medical Malpractice Case

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip attorneys Brian Whitelaw and Sarah Cherry recently obtained a Defense Verdict (No Cause) in a two-week medical malpractice jury trial in Wayne County Circuit Court. Brian and Sarah represented a major hospital system, a professional corporation, and an Emergency Medicine physician in a claim involving... READ MORE

February 2024

2024 Limitation on Noneconomic Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases in Michigan

On January 31, 2024, the Michigan Department of Treasury released its adjusted 2024 limitations on noneconomic damages for medical malpractice claims. The “upper cap” has been adjusted to $1,016,000 (increased from $960,500 in 2023), and the “lower cap” has been adjusted to $569,000 (increased from $537,900 in 2023).   Michigan has limited... READ MORE

January 2024

Congratulations to FBMJ Attorneys Empey and Richtarcik for Appeal Win!

Congratulations to FBMJ attorneys Carole Empey and Brian Richtarcik on a successful appeal of a Wayne County Circuit Court’s denial of a Motion for Summary Disposition. The Michigan Court of Appeals reversed the trial court in this medical malpractice wrongful death case, concluding the treating anesthesiologist was not the ostensible... READ MORE

January 2024

Congratulations to FBMJ Attorneys Juip and Cherry for Successful Case Dismissal

FBMJ attorneys Randall Juip and Sarah Cherry were successful in achieving a medical malpractice case dismissal on behalf of their clients – an Interventional Radiology physician and a major hospital system. Plaintiff alleged that the Defendant physician punctured a breast implant during a breast biopsy, necessitating the need for the breast... READ MORE