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Michigan Crash Course Led by Attorney Jody Lipton Will Help Drivers Get the Auto Coverage They Need

By Lipton Law on April 30, 2012 - No comments

Having Michigan no-fault auto insurance coverage that pays the bills when you need it is a key part of recovering from a serious car accident. Unfortunately, not all Michigan drivers have the coverage they need – and once an accident happens, it’s too late to change the coverage for it.

To help Michigan drivers get the coverage they need, attorney Jody Lipton offers a “Crash Course” on May 1, from 12:10 to 12:55, in the basement conference room at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) at 216 Mack Avenue in Detroit.

Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of the Declarations Page from their own policies. Ms. Lipton will walk participants through the information on the Declarations Page step by step, helping those who attend to understand each item listed on the sheet and what it will do for them after an accident. Ms. Lipton will also help attendees determine where there may be gaps in auto insurance coverage and how they can address them in a cost-effective way that provides the protection an individual and a family needs.

The presentation includes plenty of time for specific questions about your own auto insurance policy, as well as general questions about auto accidents and insurance coverage.

At Lipton Law, a dedicated and skilled Michigan car accident attorney has been helping families with their auto accident needs for over twenty years. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, we can provide the experienced guidance you need at every step of the process, from filing a no-fault insurance claim to holding negligent parties liable in court. For a free, confidential consultation, call us today at (248) 557-1688.


Lipton Law Product Liability Attorneys Help Michigan Victims of Transvaginal Mesh Failure through Mass Tort Action

By Lipton Law on March 7, 2012 - No comments

Transvaginal mesh is a medical device made from absorbable biologic material or absorbable or non-absorbable synthetic material which is surgically implanted through an incision in the vagina to repair and/or strengthen damaged or weakened tissue in a woman’s pelvic region. It is most often used to treat stress urinary continence (SUI) and pelvic organ proplapse (POP), and many women, in Michigan and across the nation, have undergone the procedure to accomplish just that. Unfortunately, it not only eventually failed in the repair of those conditions, but also caused numerous other complications that have jeopardized the physical and emotional health of thousands of women.

At Lipton Law, our dedicated product liability attorneys in Southfield are involved in a multi-district litigation effort on behalf of the innocent women in Michigan who have suffered due to the negligence of medical device manufacturers, Boston Scientific Corp., American Medical Systems, Inc., and Ethicon, Inc. /Johnson & Johnson. We are committed to helping the victims of defective transvaginal mesh obtain the compensation they deserve for the losses they’ve suffered.

The victims of defective transvaginal mesh have experienced a variety of adverse complications as the result of medical device failure, leading to additional medical costs, time lost from work, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), over 1,000 reports were received between 2005 and 2007 concerning adverse effects from the transvaginal mesh. Some of these included:

  • Erosion through vaginal epithelium;
  • Pain;
  • Urinary problems;
  • Recurrence of organ prolapsed or incontinence;
  • Infection;
  • Internal bleeding; and
  • Dyspareunia (pain during sexual intercourse).

Treating these side effects typically involves surgery, IV therapy, and/or draining of abscesses or hematomas.
It is a product manufacturer’s responsibility to ensure that their product, especially if it is a medical device, not only does what it is intended to do, but also does not cause any serious side effects. Insufficient safety testing only leads to disaster. If you have suffered injury or illness after a transvaginal mesh procedure, the compassionate Michigan transvaginal mesh mass tort attorneys at Lipton Law can help you hold the at-fault parties liable for the physical, financial, and emotional hardships they have caused you. Please contact us today with any questions or concerns you may have. Call us for a free consultation today at (248) 557-1688 or (800) 322-1688.


Does Your Car Insurance Policy Give You the Right Coverage?

By Lipton Law on October 12, 2011 - No comments

Most Michigan car accident costs are covered by the no-fault insurance policies of those involved in the crash. Since no-fault insurance plays such a big role in these all-too-common accidents, it’s important to know whether or not you have sufficient coverage for your needs.

Michigan no-fault insurance law requires drivers to carry at least $20,000 in insurance benefits. These benefits cover the costs of an accident, including medical bills. Michigan law also limits the kind of car accident cases that may be filed in court to the most serious cases of permanent disfigurement, disability, or death.

No-fault insurance benefits typically cover three major categories: personal injury protection (PIP) benefits, property damage protection, and residual liability protection, a “catch-all” that protects drivers against being sued by others involved in the accident. Although coverage in case of an accident with an uninsured or under-insured driver isn’t always included in an automobile insurance policy, it’s wise to consider adding such coverage, especially if you plan to drive in states other than Michigan where auto insurance may not be required.

To help Michigan drivers understand their auto insurance policies and get the coverage they need, experienced Southfield no-fault insurance attorney Jody Lipton is offering a free class at the Community House in Birmingham. The class, called “Crash Course,” will be held on October 18 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, or for a free consultation after a Michigan car accident, contact Lipton Law today at 248-557-1688.