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Medical Errors Give Rise to Michigan Malpractice Lawsuits

A recent report done by the Journal of Patient Safety revealed that 440,000 patients die each year from preventable medical errors. In fact, preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. A medical error occurrence means that proper healthcare treatment was not provided. When proper treatment is not provided […]

Goodman Acker’s 2014 Community Law Day Is A Success

This past Sunday, May 18th 2014, Goodman Acker held its first ever Community Law Day in the parking lot of their law office in Southfield, Michigan. The event started at 10:00 a.m. and was open to the public. Our very own Detroit personal injury lawyers were there providing free legal advice to those who had questions regarding a […]

Car Recalls in 2014 Close to Record Pace

With federal regulators holding the steering wheel, auto manufacturers are on course to set a U.S. record this year forrecalling vehicles with defects that could cause life-threatening crashes. Toyota recently recalled about 1.8 million vehicles in the U.S. to repair problems such as air bags that won’t activate in wrecks. The recall affects 6.4 million cars and […]

Illuminated Roadway Lights Up in Netherlands

If you’ve traveled any of Michigan’s country roads at night, you probably had to turn on the high beams to keep from running off the pavement. Then you probably blinded the next oncoming car because you forgot to turn them off. An experimental concept on a stretch of road in the Netherlands could one day […]

Predatory-Lending Litigation Looms

Amid the subprime mortgage crisis, many people across the country-with both good and bad credit-have found themselves stuck with loans that are not what they anticipated. Mortgage lenders and related institutions are under intensifying scrutiny for a wide range of illegal conduct, including misrepresenting loan terms, adding bogus fees, inflating appraisals, committing securities fraud, and […]

Corporations Are Hiding Secrets That Could Kill You

Sunshine in Litigation Act Would Help Shed Light on Dangerous Products Americans would be shocked and angered to learn that when they go to the store some of the products they purchase may be hiding dangerous secrets. When businesses settle unsafe product liability suits in which their products have harmed people, they often demand that individuals agree […]

‘Selfies’ Become New Form of Distraction

We’ve all seen “selfies,” or photos that people take of themselves using their cellphones for posting on social media. Unfortunately, some drivers are taking selfies while they are behind the wheel. It’s the newest extreme in distracted driving. According to a CNN report, Instagram has 3,727 posts using the #drivingselfie hashtag, 1,869 for plural #drivingselfies, and 9,700 […]

Safety Group Says Even Hands-Free Systems Distract Drivers

You may have seen the commercials with Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning talking to the computer in his dashboard, telling it what music to play or asking what’s on the grill for lunch. Infotainment systems are the latest rage in the auto industry, and they are helping manufacturers sell cars. The voice-operated systems are supposed […]