Michigan Personal Injury Law Blog | Scott Goodwin Law

Front of silver car smashed from being in an accident

A head on car accident on US-127 in East Lansing has killed two young women and injured one man. 18-year-old Nicole Ann Merschel of Mason, MI was driving a small sedan southbound on northbound US-127 near the I-496 interchange just before 2:00 AM on September 18th. Merschel’s car collided with a cargo van being driven

Group of people walking across street crosswalk as a car passes in front of them

Controversy surrounding Ann Arbor’s crosswalk law has reignited following a car accident involving an 8-year-old girl. The girl had been crossing at an intersection near Packard and Woodmanor on her way to school when she was hit by a car. The girl only suffered very minor injuries and was not hospitalized. However, the incident was

Quality Control form with a red X next to Failed

Victims’ compensation specialist Kenneth Feinberg has announced that General Motors will pay compensation to the families of 19 people who were killed as a result of defective ignition switches. The number of deaths tied to the defective ignition switch is expected to rise; Feinberg has received a total of 125 death claims so far, most

Joan Rivers on red carpet

The clinic where comedian Joan Rivers stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest is currently under investigation. Rivers went to Yorkville Endoscopy in Manhattan on August 28th for a routine throat endoscopy procedure and was later rushed to Mt. Sinai Hospital and placed on life support when she stopped breathing during the procedure. She died

Doctor taking notes on clipboard

Since 2013, Michigan doctor Farid Fata has been facing a multitude of criminal charges stemming from an insurance fraud scheme in which he deliberately misdiagnosed patients with cancer and ordered unnecessary chemotherapy treatments. Fata had been the owner of Michigan Hematology Oncology Centers with locations in Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Sterling Heights, Lapeer, Troy, and Oak

42-year-old Tim Dougherty, a foreman for the Kent County Road Commission, has died in a tragic construction accident. At about 8:00 AM on the morning of September 8th, Dougherty was struck by a motor grader being driven by a fellow road worker. The accident happened along the 61000 block of Alaska Avenue in Caledonia Township,

Dog owners Valbona Lucaj and Sebastiano Quagliata are facing second-degree murder charges after their dogs, two Cane Corsos, mauled and killed 46-year-old Craig Sytsma as he was jogging in Metamora Township in Lapeer County on the evening of July 23rd. The fatal attack came after the dogs in question had been involved in multiple other

Two children were injured when they fell from a ferris wheel at the Chelsea Community Fair on the night of August 21, 2014. At approximately 8:20 PM, witnesses described seeing the children, an 8-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl, falling 15-20 feet to the ground after their cab on the Ferris wheel tipped forward. Paramedics

Just days before his 39th birthday, Richard Colletti of Clinton Township, MI was killed while shopping at the Menards in Chesterfield Township. Colletti and his wife were in the store the morning of August 30, 2014 when a 400-500 pound pallet of ceramic tiles and other flooring supplies fell from a shelf 12-15 feet high.

When you go to see a doctor or have surgery, you go in trusting your doctor will do what’s best for you. However, doctors are human beings and are fully capable of making mistakes just like anybody else. But when the average person makes a mistake, it typically doesn’t have the life-or-death consequences that can

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