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By Lipton Law on February 15, 2013 - No comments

MICHIGAN INJURY LAW FIRM

Lipton Law In the News 

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

 

 

What Do You Do When a Dog Bites?

By Lipton Law on September 13, 2012 - No comments

The risk of a dog bite is present whenever human beings interact with an unknown, or even a known, dog. The risk is greater when small children are involved. Small children may not know that their actions, innocent as they may be, will be viewed as a provocation by even a gentle dog. Consequently, it is very important to never leave little ones alone with an unfamiliar dog.

MI Dog Attack LawMichigan Comp. Laws Ann., section 287.351 provides that if you are a victim of a dog bite, the owner of the dog is responsible to compensate you for your injuries. Regardless of whether you were on public property or private property (at the invitation of the property owner – that is not just as a guest but anyone who is not a trespasser or someone on the property to do something illegal or criminal, such as deliver personnel, mail carriers, and the like), if you did not provoke the dog and it bites you anyway, the owner is liable according to the dog bite law in Michigan. In some situations, if the owner of the dog involved is a tenant living in someone else’s property, both the owner of the dog and the owner of the rental property may be looked to for compensation for the damages and injuries suffered by a victim of a dog bite.

Regardless of the age of the victim bitten by a dog, the aftermath of such an event extends past the time the dog is no longer a threat. To address the physical and emotional injuries occasioned by the dog bite, financial resources are required. The Southfield dog bite lawyers at Lipton Law will work to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us for a free consultation at 1 (248) 557-1688.

 

Helping Children in Michigan Avoid Dog Bite Injuries

By Lipton Law on May 23, 2012 - No comments

Half of all people injured by dog bites are children under age 14, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With over 4.7 million dog bites occurring each year, that means that 2 million children or more will suffer dog bites nationwide in 2012. Children ages 5 to 9 are particularly likely to be bitten, according to CDC statistics.

Child Dog Bite Prevention Southfield

Despite these grim figures, many dog bites are preventable. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recommends the following tips for helping children you care for stay safe from dog bites in Michigan:

  • Never leave a baby or a small child alone with a dog. Always supervise them.
  • Teach children to ask a dog’s owner each time before they try to pet or play with the dog.
  • Approach a new dog with your hand extended for the dog to sniff, before trying to pet or play with the dog. If the dog growls, makes direct eye contact, or expresses another unfriendly gesture, do not touch the dog.
  • Teach children that if a dog approaches or tries to chase them, they should stand still and avoid screaming. Teach them to curl into a ball and stay still if a dog knocks them down.
  • If kids see a strange dog or a dog acting oddly, they should tell an adult.
    • At Lipton Law, our experienced dog bite injury lawyers in Southfield can help you and your loved ones seek the compensation you need to cover medical bills, lost wages, and other losses after a dog bites someone. For a free and confidential consultation, call our Southfield office today at (248) 557-1688.

 

Understanding Michigan’s Dog Bite Law

By Lipton Law on July 22, 2011 - No comments

Michigan law allows people bitten by other people’s dogs to sue the dog’s owner for damages, including payments to cover medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses. In order to win a Michigan dog bite case, the person who was bitten must prove to the court that:

  • He or she was injured by a dog bite;
  • When the bite occurred, the injured person was on public property or was on private property, but was legally allowed to be on that property;
  • The person bitten did not provoke the dog; and
  • The person being sued owns the dog.

Under this law, it does not matter if the dog had bitten anyone before or was known to be aggressive, vicious, or bad-tempered. Even a “first bite” is enough to hold the dog’s owner liable for injuries caused by the dog’s bite, as long as all of the above requirements are established.

Michigan dog bite law offers only two defenses for a dog owner: that the person bitten was trespassing on private property, and/or that the dog was provoked. Even unintentional acts may count as provoking, if the average dog would have tried to bite under similar circumstances.

Dog bites send over 380,000 U.S. residents to the emergency room each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most dog bite victims are young children, but anyone may be bitten by a dog, regardless of age.

If you or someone you love has been bitten by a dog, the experienced Michigan dog bite attorneys at Lipton Law, P.C. can help. We will examine your case carefully and fight to protect your rights and seek the compensation you need. For a free and confidential consultation, call Lipton Law today at 248-557-1688.