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 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

5 Common Violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990 with significant amendments made in 2008—effective in 2009. This vital piece of civil rights legislation is meant to protect Americans with disabilities from discrimination, particularly from employers and in public accommodations. For the purposes of this law, a disability is defined as any mental or physical impairment that substantially Read More