Our Michigan personal injury attorneys at Goodman Acker P.C. recently settled
a medical malpractice claim against a Metro Detroit hospital for $700,000.
Our client, Dana Reynolds, is a retired teacher from the Waterford School
District and a Michigan Education Association (MEA) member.
Goodman Acker P.C. is the official legal provider of the MEA and offers
discounted legal fees to MEA members and their families. We were not only
able to successfully settle our client’s lawsuit; we were able to
help him save $60,000 through our reduced fee.
Dana had a history of back issues and had previously undergone back fusion
surgery. Despite the surgery, he still suffered from pain in his neck
and numbness in his legs. On November 17, 2014, the hospital performed
a test to examine his spinal cord. The test revealed that Dana had a compressed
spinal cord, a serious condition which warranted emergency surgery.
Instead of immediately ordering the surgery, the hospital staff tried to
perform a CT scan on our client and then sent him back to his hospital
room. The doctor arrived about four hours later and took more X-rays.
The X-rays revealed that Dana suffered spinal cord damage that has affected
the fine-tuning of his lower extremities.
Goodman Acker P.C. was able to prove that the Metro Detroit hospital was
negligent in their care of our client and caused him to suffer a far worse
injury. The failure of the hospital to perform the necessary surgery at
the time of the initial test, as well as continually try to reposition
our client on the gurney for a CT scan caused more damage to Dana’s
Due to his injuries, the quality of Dana’s life has diminished significantly.
Once an active teacher and football coach who enjoyed golfing and other
hobbies, our client was forced to retire and is now undergoing rehabilitation
treatment in order to get around with a walker.
Our medical malpractice attorney,
Tim Sulolli, was able to help Dana and his family obtain a settlement of $700,000.
The settlement is compensation for his pain and suffering, loss of income
and costs of future medical care. Successfully holding the hospital accountable
for its negligence has been a great form of justice both for our client
and our firm.
MEA members and their families who are referred to Goodman Acker P.C. for
personal injury claims will be entitled to an exclusive reduced attorney
fee. For MEA members this means more money in your pocket. In Dana’s
case, he was able to put an extra $60,000 in his pocket. “I would
recommend any MEA member to call Goodman Acker if they needed help after
an accident. Not only did I receive excellent legal service, I was able
to help my family save an extra $60,000 that we would have had to spend
if we used any other attorney in town,” says Dana on his experience.
Watch Dana’s testimonial now:
For more information on our discounted legal help for MEA members,
If you are an MEA member and have been injured as a result of an accident
or medical malpractice, please call our firm at (248) 793-2010 to schedule
a free consultation. We’re ready to work hard for you to bring you
the compensation you deserve.