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Michigan DUI Laws

In the state of Michigan, driving while under the influence is called “operating while intoxicated or “OWI.” Under Michigan OWI law, penalties are severe and fines are high. Even for first offenses, you could end up serving jail time and/or community service; you could lose your...

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Michigan Auto Insurance Laws, Minimums, Requirements

What mandatory auto insurance laws exist in the state of Michigan? In the state of Michigan, all motorists must carry liability coverage also referred to as “Michigan No Fault insurance.” Owners of passenger vehicles, vans, light trucks, and motorcycles must purchase the minimum liability auto insurance amounts...

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PUBLIC FORUM FOR MEDICAL MISTAKES

The new feature has two goals – to allow readers (patients, surviving family members and clinicians) to share stories with the newspaper that might lead to safer and more effective medicine. USA TODAY may use information about real medical cases in news stories about health...

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DON’T TAKE THE TOWELS HOME…

Bonnie Valle had surgery for emphysema at the Cleveland Clinic in 1995. Her daughter, Jeanne Clark, claimed that her mother always felt that something was left in her left side during the procedure, that she felt something “move” and complained about the discomfort. Sadly, Mrs....

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VERY, VERY DREADFULLY NERVOUS

Judge Robert E. Beach Jr. granted summary judgment to CryoLife Inc., a processor of human tissue, holding that tissue for transplantation falls within the state’s blood-shield statute and is therefore not a product under Connecticut’s product liability law. Miller v. Hartford Hospital, No. CV04 4003261 S (Sept....

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So what does HIPPA mean for you?

HIPAA is a set of rules to be followed by doctors, hospitals and other health care providers. HIPAA took effect on April 14, 2003. HIPAA helps ensure that all medical records, medical billing, and patient accounts meet certain consistent standards with regard to documentation, handling...

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