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By Lipton Law on February 15, 2013 - No comments

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Lipton Law Stands Against Capping Benefits to Accident Victims

Governor Snyder’s new proposal on Michigan’s No-Fault Insurance would cap benefits that car accident victims can receive at one million dollars.  For many car accident victims, this amount will not secure the medical coverage a car accident victim actually needs.  Lipton Law, the Southfield, Michigan person injury law firm,  recommends you read this article and let your local state representative know that you do not agree with this change.

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Lipton Law is Concerned about Governor Snyder’s New Proposal

The new proposal put forth by Governor Snyder would have devastating consequences on Michigan car-accident victims and their families.  Lipton Law, the Southfield, Michigan personal injury law firm, strongly encourages you to take a look at these articles and tell Governor Snyder that you won’t stand for this change.  It is time that families and individuals come before insurance companies when making policy.

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Lipton Law’s Own, Marc Lipton, Named to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee

Michigan residents and their families that were devastated by the meningitis outbreak can take some solace in the fact that Marc Lipton of Lipton Law, the Southfield, Michigan personal injury law firm, will be representing them on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Multi-District litigation. With his appointment, Lipton Law will be in the driver’s seat, pushing the gas pedal towards recovery for Michigan victims.

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Lipton Law Excited to Sponsor Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Fund’s Heart of Champions Gala

Lipton Law, the Southfield, Michigan personal injury law firm is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 2013 Heart of Champions Gala to benefit the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Fund that will take place on March 14, 2013 at the Fox Theatre.

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Lawsuit Filed for Michigan Residents Affected by Meningitis Outbreak

The number of people infected by the fungal meningitis outbreak continues to climb.

There are 231 cases of fungal meningitis in the nation, including 15 deaths – in 15 states.

In Michigan, there are 47 cases, with three deaths.

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  • In Detroit, Meningitis Lawsuit is Filed for Howell Woman

  • Target is steroid maker in Massachusetts

 

  • A class action has been filed for Michigan residents sickened by tainted steroid injections believed to be responsible for a fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed 15 people across the country.View Article
  • Michigan Has 1st Fungal Meningitis Lawsuit

    Attorney Marc Lipton files lawsuit in Federal court in Detroit.

    A Howell woman who is hospitalized with fungal meningitis is suing the pharmacy where the steroids came from.

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  • Lipton Law Supports the Campaign for Kelly, Johnson and McCormack

    Lipton Law supports three remarkable women: Judge Connie Kelley, Judge Shelia Johnson and Bridget McCormack, who are leading our charge to reclaim our supreme court for Michigan families.

     

  • Marc E. Lipton Named President of Michigan Association for Justice

    The Southfield personal injury law firm of Lipton Law is proud to announce that attorney Marc E. Lipton has been named President of the Michigan Association for Justice. This distinct honor is given to a lawyer committed to helping working families in Michigan attain justice when tragedy strikes as a result of negligence or recklessness. In his role as Michigan Association for Justice President, Marc will help lead a dedicated group of approximately 1,800 member lawyers who work daily to spread awareness about safety and take a stand against individuals and entities responsible for causing others to suffer injury, illness, or death.

    In being governed by an executive board made up of about 70 members and five officers, the Michigan Association for Justice is devoted to bettering the lives of those who have suffered injuries at work, on the road, at a hospital, or in another setting in which another’s negligence was detrimental. As a lawyer with extensive experience handling cases involving motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, construction accidents, and defective products, Marc has the knowledge and tenacity to fulfill his duties as President of the Michigan Association for Justice.

    • Visit Michigan Association for Justice website

  • Michigan Personal Injury Attorneys at Lipton Law Launch Mobile Site

    The Southfield, MI personal injury lawyers at Lipton Law are proud to announce the debut of their mobile website.

    In the technological flood society is drenched in, waiting to get home or go the library to access the Internet on a computer may not be soon enough. The advancements of cell phones, iPhones and Smart Phones specifically, have made accessing the Internet not only quicker, but more efficient.

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  • Michigan Bills Recently Introduced Cause Debate Over Medical Malpractice Cases

    The trauma of medical malpractice for a patient is indescribable. Not only is there a sense of trust being betrayed, but due to the often invasive aspects of surgery, medical treatment, and other aspects of hospital care or diagnosis screenings, any act of negligence on the part of a medical professional or facility has the capability of changing a person’s life forever. With that being said, four bills recently introduced in Michigan, Senate Bill 1115, Senate Bill 1116, Senate Bill 1117, and Senate Bill 1118, have raised debate over who would really benefit.

    The main characteristic of medical malpractice that these bills would change is the limitation of non-economic damages, which includes the loss of household and other services. As Southfield personal injury lawyer Marc E. Lipton posited, “Who usually provides those household services?” As you may gather, Marc is suggesting that the bills would seem to do women a disservice in denying them compensation in the event that their lives are shaken by medical malpractice.

    The bills would also significantly cap, or limit, the amount of damages a person could receive in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Since the bills would protect medical professionals from being sued if the alleged malpractice is believed to have been “the exercise of professional judgment”, other critics of the bills claim that they give doctors who have made catastrophic mistakes immunity.

    • Republicans introduce bills to protect docs in med mal cases

  • 2012 Michigan Health & Rehab Conference

    Jody Lipton will be doing a break out session at the 2012 Michigan Health and Rehab Conference being held on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at the Best Western Sterling Inn.

    • View the Conference Brochure (PDF)


  • Legacy Society Spring Tribute Dinner & Auction

    Jody Lipton was the Legislative Liaison Co-Chair for theBIAMI Spring Tribute Legacy Society Dinner that took place on March 31, 2012 at The Diamond Center at The Suburban Collection Showplace. Lipton Law was also a VIP Reception Sponsor for the event.

    • April 13, 2012 – View the Press Release on Lipton Law’s Involvement in the BIAMI Event


  • Crash Course: What’s in Your Policy

    • 3/01/11 - JARC
      Attorney Jody Lipton offers a “Crash Course” on helping Michigan drivers get the auto coverage they need.
    • 3/08/11 – NCJW
    • 3/25/11 – Farbman Group
    • 4/14/11 – Baker College
    • 4/17/11 – Temple Emanuel Oak Park
    • 4/28/11 – Lakeland Center
    • 5/12/11 – (Troy) and 5/18/11 (Novi) Inforum
    • 5/22/11 – Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
    • 5/23/11 – (Sterling Heights) and 6/27/11 (Novi) Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
    • 6/02/11 – Rotary Club of Bloomfield Hills
    • 6/14/11 – Medical Professionals, Inc.
    • 6/22/11 – Metro Home Health Care
    • 6/08/11 – Quicken Loans
    • 7/20/11 – Tender Home Health Care
    • 7/26/11 – The Med Team
    • 7/30/11 – Good Faith of Fight Ministry

    UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS:
    TBA Fall 2011 – The Birmingham Community House
    8/25/11 – At Home Network Inc
    8/11/11 – Macomb Networking Group

    NON CRASH COURSE:
    9/7/11 – Michigan Association of Justice No-Fault Institute


  • Carnival of Care

    Come see Lipton Law support the Carnival of Careat their Motown Moves and Memories Fundraiseron October 29, 2011.

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    • Crash Course Seminar

      Jody B. Lipton will give her seminar, Crash Course, at the Birmingham Community house on October 18, 2011.

    • Crash Course Seminar

      Crash Course seminar at the Macomb Alliance Healthcare Providers on Thursday October 13, 2011 at 11:30 AM.


    • The Brain Injury Association of Michigan

      Come visit Lipton law’s booth at The Brain Injury Association of Michigan’s Annual Conference in Lansing on Thursday and Friday September 22- 23

 

 

Warren Bicycle Hit-and-Run Accident Claims a Life

By Lipton Law on September 5, 2012 - No comments

A male bicyclist was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Warren on the evening of Monday, September 3. There is no indication that the bicyclist was doing anything risky or wrong. All that has been reported is that a motorist was driving too fast and negligently, and as a result, the bicyclist was killed. Authorities suspect that the hit-and-run driver, who was later apprehended, was drunk at the time of the collision. The driver will, most likely, be prosecuted for the hit-and-run and the victim’s family will have to deal with the loss of moving forward without him.

Hopefully, the driver had insurance and the driver’s insurance company will not create obstacles to the victim’s family receiving just compensation for their loss. However, those things are, as yet, unclear. What is clear is that without skilled legal representation, the personal and financial burdens to the victims of this tragedy may go unaddressed.

While taking legal action may be the last thing on the minds of family members grieving the loss of a loved one, delaying a claim may make pursuing compensation from negligent parties all the more challenging. By knowing your legal rights and options, you and your family will be better equipped to make an informed decision on the best course of action for your specific situation.

If you or a loved one has suffered the heartache, and its attendant legal and financial aftermath, of being, directly or indirectly, the victim of a hit-and-run driver, let the experienced Warren accident lawyers at Lipton Law help you to attain resolution with as little additional headaches as can be managed. You don’t have to handle everything yourself, nor should you. We are available for a free consultation to discuss your case and to help you move forward. Should you need assistance in resolving your case, call us at (248) 557-1688.

 

Blood Drive Held by Red Cross in Memory of Bicyclist Killed in Canton

By Lipton Law on August 18, 2011 - No comments

A mother of four recently lost her life in a bicycle accident as she walked her bike across Haggerty Road in Canton. Now, the American Red Cross plans to hold a blood drive in her memory, according to an article in Hometown Life.

The blood drive is scheduled for August 19, from 1 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., at Salem High School. Donors may stop by to donate blood, and collection boxes will also be available for those who want to bring in donations for the family. Children’s products, including diapers, baby wipes, snacks, and money or gift cards for clothing are all welcome.

Friends of the family will be gathering donations for the late woman’s husband and her four children, who currently range in age from four months to four years. Friends say they remember the woman as being a caring and generous person, who in fact had taken a batch of homemade cookies to Canton’s firefighters on the day the fatal Michigan bike accident occurred.

The blood drive also provides an opportunity for those who want to help donate to the Plymouth-Canton high school band program. The band has an arrangement with the Red Cross in which, if the Red Cross collects at least 65 pints of blood at the blood drive, the band will receive $1,000 towards its trip to New York this fall to march in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Bicycle and pedestrian accidents claim too many lives in Michigan each year, and those who survive often face life-changing injuries and related challenges. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident due to negligence, please don’t hesitate to call 248-557-1688 and speak with the experienced Michigan personal injury lawyers at Lipton Law. The call is free and confidential.

 

Bicycle Accident Claims the Life of Orion Township Man

By Lipton Law on August 8, 2011 - No comments

A bicyclist from Orion Township lost his life recently after he was hit by a car traveling on Giddings Road, according to a recent article in The Detroit Free Press.

The man was riding his bike at about 5:40 p.m. on a weekday when the car struck him. Both the bicyclist and the car were traveling on the right side of the road and going in the same direction. The driver, who stopped at the scene of the Michigan bicycle accident, told police that he never even saw the bicyclist before the collision occurred. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt, but he suffered no injuries in the crash. He is a resident of Clio Township.

Oakland County police and other rescue workers rushed to the scene, where the injured bicyclist was placed in an ambulance and taken to Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital. Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead on his arrival at the hospital. He was 58-years-old.

The bike crash is under investigation by the police. Although they have not stated any conclusions about what caused the accident or how it occurred, they did mention that they did not believe alcohol was a role in the crash.

Bicyclists in Michigan have the legal right to ride on public roads, as long as they obey the same traffic rules that motor vehicles must follow. Even though they have a right to use roads, however, bicyclists are at a distinct disadvantage in a collision with a vehicle. Their light weight and extreme exposure make them more likely to be seriously injured if a car strikes them.

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, please don’t hesitate to contact the experienced bicycle accident lawyers in Michigan at Lipton Law. For a free and confidential consultation, call us today at 248-557-1688.