8 Common Medical Mistakes That Can Trigger a Malpractice Lawsuit

Medical errors are now the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Errors claim an estimated 251,000 lives every year. Medical errors also cause thousands of personal injuries every year as well. Some errors are more common than others, and these errors can lead to viable medical malpractice lawsuits.      Medication errors Medications are administered to patients both in and outside of a healthcare Read More

Case Victory Establishes New Precedent in Michigan

Our firm recently won a case in the area of medical malpractice vs. negligence that establishes a new precedent in the State of Michigan. Click here to read the full court decision and opinion from the case. Details from the case are provided below: Case: Trowell v. Providence Hosp. & Med. Ctrs., Inc. Court: Michigan Court of Appeals ( Published Opinion ) Judges: Murphy, Stephens, and Boonstra Issues: Whether the Read More

Understanding Negligence: The Linchpin of Personal Injury Lawsuits

Negligence is a very important, and oftentimes a misunderstood, concept in the law. It is important because if you were in an accident and can prove that there has been negligence by the other party, and that negligence was the proximate cause of your injuries, you are well on your way to recouping damages for your injuries. Without a finding of negligence, however, you face an uphill battle to get compensation. Just Read More

Understanding Michigan Severance Agreements

It is never an easy thing to lose one's job. It is certainly a challenging prospect on an emotional level, but likely even more so from a practical standpoint. How long will it take to get a new job? Do you have enough savings to get by while you hunt for a new job? Will you be able to pay all your bills? These questions can haunt anyone who has lost their job, but in many cases a severance package can make the Read More

Entertainment Law: 6 Recording Agreement Red Flags

As an up-and-coming musical artist, it can be incredibly exciting when record labels start vying to sign you to recording deals. No matter how big or small the label, it is nice to feel recognized and validated for your talent. However, while some labels truly believe in you as an artist and will do whatever they can to help you achieve your goals, far too many are simply looking to make a quick buck by taking Read More

Can’t I Just Go on LegalZoom?

The internet is a fantastic invention. In fact, it is arguably the single most impactful invention in history. After all, it brings unprecedented amounts of information to the masses in an instant. It allows for the sharing of cultures and ideas between people from every corner of the planet. There is very little that the internet cannot do. Unfortunately, the Golden Age of Information has also led to a bit of Read More

Understanding Medical Malpractice

As with people in any profession, medical practitioners are human. They are prone to overlook things and make mistakes. The difference, however, between medical professionals and most other workers is that mistakes in a medical environment generally have much more significant consequences—up to and including death. Certainly, an error by a construction worker or a cook could result in serious injuries or death, but Read More

Checking the Power of Corporations and the Dangers of Mandatory Arbitration

Power and control can be a dangerous thing. History demonstrates that the more power an individual or an entity has, the greater the risk that power will be abused. This is why it is so important to avoid granting too much authority to a single entity in nearly any aspect of our society. Most people first learn about the concept of checks and balances in elementary civics classes. After all, our entire governmental Read More

Uninsured Accidents and the Michigan Assigned Claims Plan

The State of Michigan requires vehicle owners to maintain no-fault insurance coverage on their vehicle. However, accidents frequently occur in which neither party involved has insurance coverage. Perhaps you were driving a friend’s uninsured vehicle and were struck by another uninsured vehicle. Perhaps you don’t even own a car and and you were struck by an uninsured vehicle as a pedestrian. Perhaps you were the Read More

Carla D. Aikens, P.C. Welcomes New Partner

Carla D. Aikens Carla D. Aikens, P.C., Attorneys at Law (844) 835-2993 info@aikenslawfirm.com   Carla D. Aikens, P.C. Welcomes New Partner New Addition Strengthens Firm’s Business Litigation Prowess   Detroit, MI: Carla D. Aikens, P.C. is excited to welcome Attorney Kellie L. Howard-Goudy to the firm as a partner. Ms. Howard-Goudy brings years of experience in defense litigation and has experience in the areas Read More