practices

View All Practices News

Insurance

Julie M. Janeway Honored as MLW’s “Influential Women of Law,” 2022

Foley, Baron, Metzger and Juip, PLLC is proud to announce that our Senior Healthcare Counsel, Julie M. Janeway, has been selected as one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s “Influential Women of Law” for 2022.  This distinction is awarded to women attorneys and judges for their excellent work on behalf of the justice system and their clients, their commitment to their communities and to the profes

Watson Joins FBMJ’S Medical-Malpractice Group

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC is pleased to welcome Eric Watson as the newest member of its Medical Malpractice Practice group. Eric, 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 injury and insurance claims. Randall Juip, Member, made the

FBMJ Welcomes Attorney Catherine Rodey

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC is pleased to welcome Catherine Rodey as a new attorney to the Firm. She joined the firm on June 13, 2022 and will work in the Healthcare Law and Medical Malpractice practice groups. Randall Juip, Member, made the announcement.Prior to joining FBMJ, Catherine worked as an associate at a Bloomfield Hills insurance defense law firm and specialized in first-part

FBMJ Dismissal – When An Expert Is Not An Expert

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip attorney Brian W. Whitelaw successfully obtained the dismissal of a medical malpractice suit in Kent County Circuit Court on June 3, 2022 before the honorable Judge Mark A. Trusock.  Whitelaw defended a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (NP) and professional corporation, on a theory that she failed to properly diagnose and treat a 20-year-old man with a purporte

Court Uses COVID-19 Immunity Provisions To Dismiss Med Mal Claim

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip attorneys secured the dismissal of a medical malpractice case in Wayne County Circuit Court on May 4, 2022, using state and federal COVID-19 immunity provisions. This is believed to be among the first successful uses of state and federal COVID-19 immunity protections since they were put in place two years ago to protect hospitals and their providers.All health syst

Anthony Pignotti Featured Speaker at National Conference of the American Osteopathic College of Radiology

FBMJ Partner Anthony D. Pignotti was an invited speaker at the national conference of the American Osteopathic College of Radiology in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.  Anthony offered two presentations—one titled, “Medical Malpractice Landscape in Radiology,” and the other, “Navigating a Radiology Medical Malpractice Lawsuit.”The first presentation offered an analysis of

2022 Limitation on Noneconomic Damages

On January 28, 2022, the State of Michigan Department of Treasury released the 2022 limitations on noneconomic damages for claims alleging medical malpractice. The “upper cap” was adjusted to $887,500 (an increase of $36,500 compared to 2021). The “lower cap” was adjusted to a limitation of $497,000 (an increase of $20,400 compared to 2021). The Michigan legislature has limited the tot

FBMJ Attorney Christina Green Promoted to Senior Associate

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC is pleased to announce the promotion of attorney Christina Green to Senior Associate effective January 1, 2022.Green is an attorney in the firm’s Medical-Malpractice practice group, defending health care professionals and organizations in complex medical malpractice claims. In addition, Green handles personal injury and insurance claims.Green joined the fir

Supreme Court Orders End of Mandatory Case Evaluation Effective Jan. 1, 2022

The Michigan Supreme Court has amended the Michigan Court Rules to eliminate the requirement that all civil cases go through the Case Evaluation process. Instead, the parties will now be able to stipulate to an alternative process to resolve the case – facilitation or mediation. Additionally, the amendments remove the sanctions provisions from the Case Evaluation process.These changes are effect

Anthony Pignotti Co-Authors Article for Michigan Defense Quarterly

FBMJ attorney, Anthony D. Pignotti recently co-authored an article titled, “Litigating the Value of Medical-Expense Damages,” published in the Michigan Defense Quarterly (Vol. 38, No.1, 2021), a publication of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC). The article discusses recoverable economic damages in civil actions and focuses specifically on issues related to medical-expenses damages.