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Monthly: September 2019

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My Newborn Has Acidosis. Do I Need to Seek Help?

Doctors throw a lot of highly technical terms around right after a birth, but if you hear the phrase “fetal acidosis” you should listen up.  Caused by a lack of oxygen, acidosis occurs when carbonic acid (formed from excess CO2) builds up in the fetus’ blood rather than being passed back to the mother in […]

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Improper Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring

Medical caregivers are required to give all patients equal and complete treatment as demanded by their condition.  This is the standard we hold them to when we entrust them with our lives.  Most people in the healthcare industry entered the field because they wanted to help people, but even the best-intentioned doctors can make mistakes or miscalculations.  […]

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What Challenges May I Face In a Truck Accident Claim?

Any time you need to take legal action against a negligent party for injuries sustained, it can be complicated. Challenges can arise and you may wonder if the results you may receive are even worth the hassle of what you’re enduring. Before you move forward, you should understand some of the challenges you can experience […]

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Periventricular Leukomalacia: Is My Doctor at Fault?

Giving birth is one of the most emotional and stressful times in any new parent’s life.  We all trust doctors, nurses, and assorted specialists to lead us through the process.  Unfortunately, these professionals may lead us astray. In the case of pregnancy and labor, inattention or mistakes can result in lifelong disabilities for the baby. […]

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Brain Injury in Babies: White vs. Grey Matter

Brain injuries are some of the scariest to face due to their potential for permanent damage and the long-term results that can be difficult to predict.  Signs of brain damage, including irregular MRI scans, are all too common among newborns.  Brain injury during birth can result in lifelong disability and make parenting much more time-consuming […]

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Tips for Staying Safe When Riding Electric Bicycles and Scooters

In cities, it is common for residents to choose alternative transportation options over using a car. Whether for environmentally conscious reasons, cost effectiveness, or to avoid traffic, opting for a bike, bus, train, subway, or rideshare service is a popular choice for many. Within the past two years, people in cities across the United States […]

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Medication and Treatment Errors in Nursing Home Facilities

It is an unfortunate reality that advanced age is often coupled with medical issues. As people age, it is highly likely that they will develop some kind of health problem. To address the medical conditions that come with aging, many elderly people are transferred to nursing home facilities. For the family of older adults, the […]

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What Does “Substantial Gainful Activity” Mean in a Social Security Disability Case?

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits program was created for the purpose of supplying people with disabilities — whether temporary or permanent — with a source of income while they are unable to work. In order to qualify for the reception of SSDI benefits, an individual has to meet certain eligibility requirements. At the baseline, applicants […]

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Attorney Gerald Acker Named to 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

  Goodman Acker P.C. in Detroit is excited to announce that Attorney Gerald Acker – who is also a founding partner of our law firm – has once again been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America. He is officially named in the 26th Edition as a Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs lawyer. He was also recognized in 2018, marking this […]

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