In Jennifer Stamler v Anuj Mittal, M.D. and M-Amin Badawi, M.D., Case No. 325261 (March 10, 2016), the Michigan Court of Appeals reversed the trial court's decision granting summary disposition in favor of the defendant physicians in a medical malpractice case. In reversing the trial court, the Court of Appeals held that proximate causation in a medical malpractice case is a question of fact and trial courts should not lightly grant motions for summary disposition on the issue.
A study released earlier this year by physicians at Baylor University Medical Center highlighted the risk of injury to vertebral arteries from chiropractic manipulation of the neck. The damage to the blood vessels can lead to disastrous strokes and death. This danger has been reported repeatedly in recent years by the medical profession as a means to alert both physicians and patients to the dangerous hazards frequently associated with this type of chiropractic treatment.
The highly skilled and experienced medical malpractice legal team at Hertz Schram PC, led by attorneys Steve Weiss and Elizabeth Thomson, reviewed a potential medical malpractice claim brought to them by clients who suffered the loss of a loved one that visited a local Michigan hospital for treatment and was given the wrong treatment based off an imprudent gross medical misdiagnosis.