Entries by Brigitta Burguess

ABC Law Centers (Reiter & Walsh, P.C.) Secures Largest Birth Injury Settlement in Michigan for 2020 ($11 Million)

The birth injury attorneys at ABC Law Centers (Reiter & Walsh, PC) obtained the largest birth injury, medical malpractice settlement in Michigan in 2020, according to Michigan Lawyers Weekly (1). The $11 million settlement occurred early on in litigation for a baby who allegedly suffered confidential damages during neonatal care.  The keys to Reiter &…

Michigan Vaccine Eligibility Expansion Helps Caregivers

Michigan Vaccine Eligibility Expansion Helps Caregivers of Children with Disabilities On March 3, Michigan leaders updated the Michigan COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Prioritization Guidance document to allow for two additional groups to sign up for vaccines after March 8, 2021. These include: Citizens over 50 with medical conditions and/or disabilities. Caregivers age 16 and older of…

Experts Advise Against Home Birth, Even During a Pandemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has devoted countless resources to ongoing research regarding the effects of the novel Coronavirus on pregnancy, and vice versa. Even in light of these efforts, much remains unknown about pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic (1). One area experts have recently weighed in on is the increased interest in home…

Preventable Pregnancy-Related Deaths Report Released

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a recent summary of pregnancy-related deaths from 2008-2017 (1). The data summarized was voluntarily given to the CDC by 14 Maternal Mortality Review Committees (MMRCs) across the country.  In an effort to understand the incidence of pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S., these committees reported a vast amount…

Precautions for Non-Covid-Related Hospital or Doctor Visits During Covid-19 

Disclaimer: Please know that our website is owned by a medical malpractice law firm that focuses exclusively on birth injury cases. We try to provide useful medical information to our readers, but we cannot provide treatments or medical advice. If you might be having a medical emergency, please call 911 (or your country’s emergency number) and seek immediate…

Michigan Virtual Disability Supports During Isolation and Quarantine

Psychologists across the country agree that a key element of self-care during the quarantine and isolation periods associated with the COVID-19 pandemic is staying connected to one another. Most disability service centers that normally provide adult day programs, support groups, recreational activities, and events have had to shut down in order to maintain the safety…

 Self-Care Tips for Parents of Children with Disabilities

During the COVID-19 outbreak, families across the country are practicing social distancing, quarantining, and isolation. Children are home from school and parents are home from work. For parents, this can mean planning activities to keep their kids busy at home when they aren’t in school.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Why is self-care important? According to a recent article in…