Rebuttal to Detroit News Editorial by Senator Jim Runestad by Donna M. MacKenzie

Shame on our politicians, who continue to spread misinformation in attempts to score political gain. Let me be clear. RESIDENTS OF NURSING HOMES ALREADY HAVE THE RIGHT TO PUT VIDEO CAMERAS IN THEIR OWN ROOMS. If you have a family…


State report finds Lapeer nursing home put residents in “immediate jeopardy”

Read what Olsman MacKenzie Peacock and Wallace attorney Donna MacKenzie has to say about The Villages of Lapeer and how they put their residents in immediate jeopardy. http://ow.ly/kNxe30r0ZK7


National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) releases position paper regarding pressure injuries during COVID-19 pandemic

On June 22, 2020, the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) released a position paper regarding pressure injuries during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the NPIAP, the mere diagnosis of COVID-19 does not make a pressure injury inevitable or unavoidable. However, the…


Women’s Bar Association presents Donna MacKenzie with Evelyn Forrest Respected Advocate Award

The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan – Oakland | Women’s Bar Association (WBA) presented Donna MacKenzie with the Evelyn Forrest Respected Advocate Award. The award was presented on May 28, 2020 at the WBA’s annual meeting, which was held virtually….


Wheelchair and Footrest Injuries

Michigan Nursing Home Wheelchair Accident Lawyer for Footrest Injuries  Nursing Home Wheelchair Injuries caused by the Failure to use Footrests Approximately 2.2 million Americans with mobility issues rely on wheelchairs, many of whom are elderly nursing home residents.[1]  Astoundingly, roughly…


Bed Falls

Nursing Home Bed Fall Lawyer  Many nursing home residents are injured in falls when staff fail to move them safely out of a bed, or even as a result of improperly re-positioning a resident in a bed.  Sadly, falling from…


Hypoglycemia Complications

Nursing Home Diabetes Lawyer – Can I Sue for Hypoglycemia Complications? Diabetes can have severe, or even fatal, consequences, if not properly managed by nursing home staff.  However, with attentive care and proper management, blood sugar levels (BSL) can usually…


Methotrexate Medication Error

Can I Sue My Doctor, Pharmacist, or Nursing Home for a Methotrexate Medication Error? Methotrexate is a dangerous, high-alert prescription drug with a narrow therapeutic index and an extraordinarily wide range of doses and duration of treatment.[1]  This means that…


Take Action to support the MI Choice Medicaid Waiver!

Recently, the Michigan State Senate proposed a cut to the MI Choice Medicaid Waiver program. The MI Choice program allows those with Alzheimer’s and dementia to stay in their homes while still getting the care they need.  These cuts could…


Law-Den Nursing Home in Detroit spends its 31st month on the Special Focus Facility list

CMS created the “Special Focus Facility” (SFF) initiative to address the problem of nursing homes that have a repeated cycles of serious deficiencies. CMS identifies nursing homes that have had had a history of serious quality issues and places those…