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COA: On Campus, (but) Off the Hook

On August 9, 2018, attorneys from Foley, Baron, Metzger and Juip scored a significant win at the State of Michigan Court of Appeals (COA) in the case of Abigail Schmitt v Genesys Regional Medical Center. The appeals court panel reversed a lower court’s decision and granted summary disposition to Genesys Regional Medical Center on the lack of ostensible agency between the hospital and an indepen

COA: If It Doesn’t Change Your Mind . . .

On May 3, 2018 the Michigan Court of Appeals issued its opinion in the matter of Teri Luten v Genesys Regional Medical Center, et al., one which may provide some ammunition to Defendants in attacking Plaintiff proximate causation theories, especially in cases involving “chain of command.” In a 2-1 decision, the panel reversed the trial court’s denial of the Defendant’s Motion for Summary

Sarah Tupica Berard Joins Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC (FBMJ) is pleased to announce that Sarah Tupica Berard has joined the firm as an Associate Principal attorney. Clyde M. Metzger, Managing Member, made the announcement.In her new position, Berard will join the Healthcare Law practice group representing physicians, nurses, physician groups, healthcare institutions, hospitals, management service organizations

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip Welcomes New Attorney

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC (FBMJ) is pleased to announce that Enrico (Eric) G. Tucciarone has joined the firm as a Partner attorney. Clyde M. Metzger, Managing Member, made the announcement. “We couldn’t be more pleased that Eric has joined our firm. His experience and reputation will only enhance our roster of skilled trial attorneys.”In his new position, Tucciarone will join t

2018 Michigan Non-Economic Damages Caps

Since 1993, Michigan has placed a limitation on the total amount of damages for non-economic loss that are recoverable in a medical malpractice action.  The current limitation is enacted by statute in MCL § 600.1483.  “Non-economic loss” is defined under the statute to mean damages or loss due to pain, suffering, inconvenience, physical impairment, physical disfigurement, loss of society an

Kendall L. Van Ameyde Joins FBMJ

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC (FBMJ) is pleased to announce that Kendall L. Van Ameyde has joined the firm as an Associate attorney. Clyde M. Metzger, Managing Member, made the announcement.In her new position, Van Ameyde will join the Appeals practice group working in tandem with our trial attorneys at every level of litigation with both written and oral advocacy. In addition, she will

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip Welcomes New Attorney

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC (FBMJ) is pleased to announce that Christopher J. Ryan has joined the firm as a Senior Associate attorney. Clyde M. Metzger, Managing Member, made the announcement.In his new position, Ryan will join the Healthcare Law practice group representing physicians, nurses, physician groups, healthcare institutions, hospitals, management service organizations and oth

FBMJ Attorneys Present at Wound Care Conference

On November 2, 2017, FBMJ attorneys Clyde Metzger and Mitchell Jackson presented at Saint Joseph Mercy Health’s Wound Care Conference, which is designed to educate healthcare providers regarding clinical interventions to prevent skin breakdown and legal concerns related to hospital-acquired pressure injuries.Their presentation titled, “Steering Clear of Pains in the Rear: Pressure Injuries, At

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 robot-assisted hysterectomy.The case involved an ureteral injury that developed in

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”). She stated that rumors that applications are a