Dana Reynolds was an active teacher and coach in the Waterford School District for many years, but the MEA member suffered a medical malpractice injury nearly three years ago that caused him partial paralysis and forced him to retire.
Fortunately, Reynolds had the help of personal injury attorneys at Goodman Acker P.C. in filing a malpractice claim against the Metro Detroit hospital responsible for his injury. The claim was settled for $700,000 – and Reynolds received a significant discount on legal costs as an MEA member.
Goodman Acker P.C. offers discounted legal fees to MEA members and their families of 25 percent – a significant reduction from the standard 33.3 percent. The savings amounted to $60,000 for Reynolds.
“I would recommend any MEA member to call Goodman Acker if they needed help after an accident,” Reynolds said in a video testimonial. “Not only did I receive excellent legal service, I was able to help my family save an extra $60,000 that we would have had to spend if we used any other attorney in town.”
Reynolds had previously undergone back fusion surgery but continued to suffer from pain in his neck and numbness in his legs. In 2014, a test performed by the hospital revealed he had a compressed spinal cord, a serious condition warranting emergency surgery.
Instead of ordering surgery, the hospital staff tried to perform a CT scan on Reynolds and then sent him back to his hospital room. The doctor arrived four hours later and ordered more X-rays, which revealed Reynolds had suffered spinal cord damage affecting his lower extremities.
Goodman Acker P.C. was able to prove the hospital was negligent in the care of Reynolds and caused him to suffer a worse injury by failing to perform necessary surgery and worsening damage to the spinal cord during positioning and repositioning for the CT scan.
Reynolds, who used to enjoy golfing and other hobbies, is now undergoing rehabilitation treatment in order to get around with a walker.
For more information about the MEA discount, go to www.GoodmanAcker.com/MEA.