Smith Haughey attorneys Jack O’Loughlin and Ryne Takacs successfully defended Spectrum Health, a physician, and a physician’s assistant against charges of medical malpractice. A patient died several days after a hospital stay, and his estate alleged that it was the result of the defendants’ negligence. O’Loughlin and Takacs proved that our clients …Read more
Smith Haughey attorney Michael Miller recently obtained dismissal of a medical malpractice case against our client, a pediatric anesthesiologist. The plaintiff, a 16-year-old, underwent a lengthy surgery on the back of his skull, which required him to be positioned face down during the operation. After surgery, and after being re-positioned on his …Read more
Former Smith Haughey attorney Tom Tasker was recently inducted into the State Bar of Michigan's Workers' Comp Section Hall of Fame.
Tom joined Smith Haughey in 1970, where he became a partner and shareholder, and was an integral member during his time at the firm, serving as chair of the firm's workers’ compensation practice group.
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Carol Carlson and Jon Vander Ploeg obtained a significant Court of Appeals victory for a hospital on the issue of whether the hospital was liable for an independent contractor anesthesiologist who allegedly harmed a patient during a procedure. Plaintiff alleged she had a reasonable belief the anesthesiologist was an agent of the hospital, but caref…Read more
Smith Haughey attorneys Kevin Even and Chris Berry helped our client recover what she was owed by her employer, even though the company went to great lengths to evade the obligation. The employer refused to pay sales commissions that it owed to our client, a commissioned salesperson, after she left employment. Smith Haughey filed suit on her behalf…Read more