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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 Gratiot Avenue in Clinton Twp. at approximately 9:30 p.m. At the time of the subject accident, the defendant ambulance was transporting an emergency patient with a broken leg to McLaren Hospital in Mt. Clemens Michigan. The ambulance response was dispatched as a Priority 2 emergency, but the ambulance was not operating lights and sirens at the time of the accident. When the ambulance pulled up to the subject intersection, it came to a stop for a red light and waited for traffic on Gratiot to clear so that it could complete a right turn. When the ambulance was stopped at the intersection, Plaintiff was nearly 70 feet away traveling on foot. He rapidly approached the ambulance on foot and began to pound on the right side of the hood of the intersection to get the driver’s attention, who he believed was illegally stopped in the pedestrian crosswalk. As the plaintiff was just beginning to pound on the ambulance hood, the ambulance was beginning to complete its turn and ran over the Plaintiff’s leg. Plaintiff suffered a comminuted fracture of the right leg which required several surgeries, including the insertion of a permanent metal rod in his leg.

After a four day jury trial, the jury found that the Defendant ambulance driver was not negligent and granted a No Cause of Action verdict in favor of both the driver and ambulance company. The case was tried by Partner Derek S. Wilczynski.

Blanco Wilczynski Wins Disability Case in Federal Court

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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 th...


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...