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FBMJ Attorney Featured Speaker at Annual Nursing Professional Development Day

On November 7, 2019, FBMJ attorney, Sarah Tupica Berard, presented “Anatomy of a Lawsuit” at Beaumont Hospital Farmington Hills at its Second Annual Nursing Professional Development Day. The presentation was designed to enhance the nursing staff’s understanding of the litigation process, best practices in documentation and the interplay between documentation and giving a deposition in a malp

FBMJ Client Prevails in Dismissal of Medical Malpractice Action

The Michigan Court of Appeals (COA) recently sided with arguments made by FBMJ attorneys, Anthony Pignotti and Randall Juip, resulting in a victory for their client. In an unpublished opinion issued by a panel of the Court of Appeals on August 13, 2019, the Court unanimously reversed the trial court’s partial denial of summary disposition and remanded the case to the trial court for entry of an

FBMJ Attorneys Featured Speakers at Hospital Live Lecture Grand Rounds

On November 4, 2019, FBMJ attorneys, Clyde Metzger and Mitchell Jackson, presented “Defending Your Care Through Documentation” to residents, interns, physicians and Risk Managers at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) in Pontiac, Michigan as part of its live lecture Grand Rounds, a continuing medical education (CME) program. The presentation was designed to enhance the medical professionals’ und

Nicole Joseph-Windecker Joins Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC as an Associate

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC (FBMJ) is pleased to announce that Nicole Joseph-Windecker has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney. Clyde M. Metzger, Managing Member, made the announcement.Nicole’s practice will focus on defending healthcare professionals and entities in medical malpractice litigation. In addition to defending healthcare professionals, Nicole has experience defending

FBMJ Attorneys Featured Speakers at Michigan Radiological Society Conference

FBMJ attorneys, Randall A. Juip and Anthony D. Pignotti, presented “Current Issues in the Overlap Between Radiology and the Law” to members of the Michigan Radiological Society on October 12, 2019, at their UpNorth Conference in Traverse City, Michigan. The conference was an opportunity for diagnostic radiologists, interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians

FBMJ Attorneys Featured Speakers at U of M College of Pharmacy Event

FBMJ attorneys, Kim Sveska, RPh, MS, JD and Eric Nordan, RPh, PharmD, JD, presented “Current Status of Marijuana in Michigan” to more than 200 members of the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy on October 4, 2019, at the Tom D. Rowe 68th Annual Pharmacy Lectures in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The lectures presented important and emerging issues in pharmacy practice and drug therapy. Sveska’s

Supreme Court Amends Discovery Rules

By:  Christopher J. Ryan, Esq.On June 19, 2019, the Supreme Court issued an order amending multiple Court Rules in ways that will significantly alter the daily practice of attorneys engaged in civil litigation. 11 of the 16 rules contained in subchapter 2.300 (addressing discovery in civil proceedings) were amended. The amendments take effect January 1, 2020. This article highlights some of what

Documentation Beats Conversation

Are you properly documenting prescriber interventions before dispensing opioids to your patients? Documentation must support a pharmacist’s professional judgment with clarity and specificity. During a recent Michigan Board of Pharmacy (BOP) inspection, the state inspector advised caution to the pharmacy staff regarding opioid dispensing and documentation of opioid prescription interventions, 

Saulius Polteraitis Elected to MSHRM Board of Directors

FBMJ attorney Saulius Polteraitis was elected to an at-large director seat on the Michigan Society of Healthcare Risk Management (MSHRM) Board of Directors at their annual meeting in May 2019. During his 2-year term Polteraitis will assist the organization with decisions on the business, membership and influence of MSHRM in the healthcare industry.Founded in 1979, MSHRM is an organization that pro

(Ian) Eric Nordan Joins Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC as an Associate

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC (FBMJ) is pleased to announce that (Ian) Eric Nordan has joined the firm as an Associate. Clyde M. Metzger, Managing Member, made the announcement.Eric has joined the Healthcare Law practice group and will be representing pharmacists, physicians and other healthcare professionals with licensure and/or regulatory issues, buy-sell transactions, contracts and ot