Entries by Smith & Johnson

New Michigan Legislation Allows Clean Slate for First-Time OWI Offenders

Governor Whitmer recently signed legislation allowing for clean slate expungement of convictions for first violation of operating while intoxicated (OWI). The new House Bill, signed into legislation on Monday, August 23rd, is expected to give nearly 200,000 one-time OWI offenders another chance to have a clean record. Another bill, also passed Monday, continues to enforce […]

IVC Filter Litigation

If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective IVC filter, our team of mass tort personal injury attorneys at Smith & Johnson are ready to represent you and get you the compensation you are owed. Contact attorney Tim Smith today to see if you qualify for the IVC Filter litigation. […]

Paraquat Litigation

Exposure to Paraquat has been linked to an increased risk of Parkinson’s Disease. If you or a loved one has been exposed to Paraquat and has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, you may qualify to participate in the Paraquat lawsuit, and Smith & Johnson will help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact personal injury […]

Talcum Powder Litigation

Talcum powder has been linked to forms of cancer including mesothelioma and ovarian cancer. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer after using talcum powder, the team at Smith & Johnson can help you get the compensation you deserve. Talcum Powder Personal Injury Attorneys In 1894, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) introduced what […]

Premise Liability Feature in Traverse City Business News

Thanks to Traverse City Business News for the feature in their April publication. The VRBO case featured regarding the short-term rental agreement was uniquely impacted by the pandemic due to the fact that when it was time to put the defendants on notice of our claims, it was early 2020. Courts were shut down, and […]

ParaGard IUD

In the fall of 2020, attorney Tim Smith, of Smith & Johnson Attorneys, filed two of the first lawsuits in Michigan against the manufacturer of the ParaGard IUD in Michigan Federal Court. The ParaGard IUD is a birth control device that doctors implant into women during an office visit. Because this highly effective IUD can […]

Smith & Johnson Assist with Dann’s House Purchase

Smith & Johnson was proud to assist Dann’s House here in Traverse City in the purchase of a duplex that can service 7 residents. Dann’s House is a nonprofit that provides supportive housing for people who have experienced chronic homelessness and also suffer from persistent, severe Alcohol Use Disorder. Dann’s House doesn’t just provide a […]

Vaping & Chronic Lung Disease

There is an increasing consensus among experts that e-cigarettes, contrary to their marketing tactics, are not safer than traditional tobacco products. A long-term study reported in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine on December 16th shows an increased risk of developing chronic lung disease amongst vape users. For years, companies like JUUL have marketed their […]

JUUL and Vaping: Rising Use & Rising Deaths

There are two very concerning trends in vaping — rising use among teens and rising injury and death according to the Center for Disease Control [CDC]. These two vaping related data points are pointing toward the front end of what may become an epidemic. As of December 10, 2019, the CDC has documented a total […]