I devote a majority of my practice to representing individuals injured as a result of nursing home neglect and abuse and medical malpractice.
When placing the care of a loved one into the hands of another, family members want to feel secure knowing that this individual will be properly cared for. While that is the intent, the unfortunate reality is that abuse and injury continue to occur at adult foster care homes and long-term care facilities.
Today, these facilities are chronically understaffed and residents are often cared for by individuals who have limited training and no medical background. This can result in abuse and neglect, as the staff fail to recognize when significant health issues arise or they may fail to meet the resident’s most basic needs.
As a lawyer with many years of experience litigating cases of abuse and neglect in adult foster care homes, I have seen the problems that arise when non-skilled workers are tasked with caring for adults who have physical disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, and/or are elderly. Many of Michigan’s most vulnerable adults-those who cannot communicate verbally or have a limited ability to communicate-live in this setting, and as a result, tragedies occur.
I am proud to advocate on behalf of the elderly, and I will continue to seek justice for individuals who have been injured while in the care of a nursing home, senior living facility, or adult foster care home.
I have been selected as a SuperLawyer Rising Star on six occasions and am an active member of the Michigan Association of Justice, the American Association of Justice, the Macomb County Bar Association, Women Lawyers Association, and the Michigan State Bar Negligence Law Division.
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2004||08/23/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||N/A|
|Attorney||Olsman MacKenzie & Wallace||2015 - Present|
|Attorney||Zausmer Kaufman August & Caldwell||2010 - 2015|
|Attorney||Plunkett & Cooney||2004 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Michigan Association for Justice||N/A||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||N/A||N/A|
|Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM)||N/A||N/A|
|Macomb County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|State Bar of Michigan, Negligence Law Section||N/A||N/A|
|State Bar of Michigan, Negligence Law Section Quarterly||Assisted Living Facilities – A Brief Primer||2015|
|Wayne State University Law School||N/A||2004|
|Michigan State University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|Seminar in the Snow||Lessons Learned from the Dark Side||2016|
Posted by Marlene
Thu Sep 01 2016
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