Surgery Centers Not Reporting Deadly Complications

The rising cost of health care in America is a big concern. Small, relatively routine surgeries that are performed in a hospital can greatly increase those costs. Thus, many patients are directed toward ambulatory or same-day surgery centers. In 1970,…


Thousands Claim Link Between Baby Powder and Cancer

Pure and gentle enough for babies’ bottoms. A product mothers can trust. Made by a company that puts customers first. Company documents revealed that Johnson & Johnson knew about possible asbestos contamination in talc as far back as 1957. Generations…


Damage Caps Threaten Patient Safety

Another reason why damages caps are a risk to patient safety. Damage caps are arbitrary limits on the compensation that someone who is injured by a medical provider can recover. In Michigan, if a patient is killed as a result…


Michigan State University Agrees to Pay $500 Million to Settle Lawsuits against Larry Nassar

Michigan State University has agreed to a $500 million settlement with 332 women and girls MSU physician Larry Nassar sexually assaulted. Nassar is accused of molesting hundreds of young women and 1 young man including a number of well-known Olympic…


Injured Workers: Don’t Overlook Third-Party Actions

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 2.9 million workers were injured in the workplace in 2016, and 5,190 died from those injuries [download full report]. Over 30 percent of workers required time off because of an injury,…


Symbios Medical Products Recalls Pain Management Pump

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports that pain management pumps manufactured by Symbios before July 2012 are being recalled due to a faulty medication delivery system.  The pumps were distributed by B. Braun Medical between April 27, 2011 to…


Driving Instructor Loses Control of Speeding Vehicle Injuring Passengers

Wolfgang Mueller of Olsman, Mueller, Wallace & MacKenzie has filed a lawsuit against a West Bloomfield police officer on behalf of two men who sustained painful and debilitating injuries in a high-speed car crash. Mr. P and Mr. E work…


Da Vinci Surgical Robot Complaints on the Rise; Lawsuits Begin

  Amid a surge of complaints, and a few dozen lawsuits, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced early in 2013 it would probe deeper into problems with the da Vinci Surgical System. The FDA receives complaints of adverse events…


Donna MacKenzie Obtains $250,000 Settlement in Nursing Home Case

Donna MacKenzie recently obtained a $250,000 settlement on behalf of a 78-year-old nursing home resident. The resident died from intoxication by the combined effects of multiple prescription medications that were administered to her at a nursing home.


$275,000 Awarded to Family of Nursing Home Resident

Attorneys Donna MacKenzie and Jules Olsman obtained $275,000 arbitration award for 74-year-old nursing home resident who died after a feeding tube was misplaced.