Trials, Opinions & News

Blanco Wilczynski prevails in Federal Court Action to Overturn Medical Control Authority’s Denial of Ambulance Company’s Application to Operate

On July 19, 2016, a U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division, issued a 30 page opinion granting injunctive relief to an ambulance company represented by Blanco Wilczynski which had been wrongly denied the right to operate in Saginaw and Tuscola Counties by the Saginaw Valley Medical Control Authority (“SVCMCA”). After nearly three years of litigation, the Court found there was sufficient evidence that the SVMCA had worked in concert with the primary existing ambulance service in the area to create and maintain a monopoly for providing ambulance service in the SVMCA’s geographical service area. Three days after the Judge’s ruling, the SVMCA Board of Directors voted to approve the application of Blanco Wilczynski’ s client to operate which had been denied more than four years earlier. The Court also refused the SVMCA’s motion to dismiss the case and scheduled the matter for trial on the Blanco Wilczynski’ s remaining claims for violation of due process, equal protection rights, as well as antitrust violations, Fifth Amendment takings and interference with a business relationship. Blanco Wilczynski successfully argued that State agencies regulating ambulance companies in Michigan, including regional medical control authorities, have limited statutory authority and cannot legally restrict a licensed ambulance operation which otherwise meets operational statutory criteria from providing ambulance response and patient transports. The case was handled by lead counsel Orlando L. Blanco and Partner Derek S. Wilczynski.

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Blanco Wilczynski Wins Jury Trial Successfully Defending Ambulance Company Accused of Running Over Pedestrian

On July 15, 2016, Blanco Wilczynski obtained a No Cause for Action verdict from a jury in the Macomb County Circuit Court, in the matter of Mueller v. Medstar Ambulance. The case involved a pedestrian-ambulance accident which occurred on August 15, 2013 at the intersection of 15 Mile Road and Gr...

Blanco Wilczynski Wins Employment Grievance Arbitration filed by Employee Terminated by Ambulance Company

On May 4, 2016, Blanco Wilczynski received a favorable Arbitration Opinion and Award in a grievance employment matter subject to a collective bargaining agreement. The case involved an EMT who had been discharged from his employment with a non-profit municipally owned EMS service following his arres...

Blanco Wilczynski Obtains Summary Disposition and Dismissal with Prejudice in Paramedic Liability Case

Butler v. Paramed Inc. et.al. Kent County Circuit Court, Case No: 14-03882-NO, May 1, 2015

Blanco Wilczynski obtained summary disposition in Kent County Circuit Court, in a matter alleging that Defendant's Paramedics negligently lowered a hospital bed, resulting in a crush inj...


Blanco Wilczynski Obtains Reversal of Paramedic License Revocation

In the Matter of Albrecht v. Michigan Department of Community Health, Case No. 15-003681-AA, June 16, 2015 Blanco Wilczynski was successful in obtaining a reversal and remand on appeal to the Circuit Court of a 10 year Paramedic license revocation by an Administrative Law Judge (...

Blanco Wilczynski Succesfully Defends Healthcare Logistics Firm in Auto Liability Case

Franklin v. Access2Care LLC Macomb County Circuit Court, Case No. 2014-2932-NI June 16, 2015

Blanco Wilczynski PLLC obtained a summary disposition ruling from the Macomb County Circuit in a lawsuit alleging negligent operation of a medical transportation van. The firm's client...


Blanco Wilczynski Wins Quiet Title Action To Clear Title To Property Purchased In 1980

Derek Wilczynski won a significant victory for an individual client, clearing title which had been purchased in 1980, however, due to a failure to file documents with the Oakland County Register of Deeds, resulted in a cloud on the firm’s client’s title. Mr. Wilczynski managed to confirm that t...

Blanco Wilczynski Wins Reduction In Spousal Support For Business Client In Post-Judgment Divorce Trial

After a three-day trial, Derek Wilczynski won a reduction in spousal support for a business client who was seeking to reduce his spousal support obligation from $5,500.00 month. After hearing testimony regarding the 65 year-old client’s decline in business, that he was living off of his retiremen...

Founding Member Orlando L. Blanco Cited as a “Top Lawyer in Michigan” for 2014

Blanco Wilczynski PLLC is pleased to announce that founding member Orlando L. Blanco has been selected as a "Top Lawyer in Michigan" for 2014. Mr. Blanco was recognized as achieving the highest in ethical standards and professional excellence in healthcare law because of his AV Preeminent rating fro...

Michigan Lawyers Weekly Selects Orlando L. Blanco as a 2014 “Leader in the Law”

Each year, Michigan Lawyers Weekly selects 25 to 30 lawyers to honors as "Leaders in the Law."  Chosen from dozens of nominations, the 2014 Leaders are attorneys who are changing the law, expanding access to justice and improving the profession and their communities. The 2014 leaders wer...


Governmental EMS Provider Granted Summary Judgment by Federal Court in County Jail EMS Case

Jackson v. Medic 1 Ambulance, 517 Fed. Appx. 311; 2013 U.S. App. Lexis 4786 (6th Cir. March 6, 2013) This action was brought by a decedent's estate to obtain damages as a result of the death of an inmate in the Berrien County Jail from internal injuries sustained while evading ar...