Indiana wrongful death attorneys were pleased to hear of a unanimous ruling in favor of the plaintiff on November 30th in the case of Clay City Consolidated School Corp. v. Ronna Timberman and John Pipes II. With the recent ruling the Indiana State Supreme Court affirmed a lower court’s ruling in favor of the family…

A recent report released by Thomson-Reuters indicates that a staggering $800 billion is wasted every year in the U.S. health care system due to inefficiency, fraud, medical mistakes and lack of preventative care. The report claims that doctors routinely overprescribe antibiotics and order unnecessary tests to protect from malpractice liability, a behavior which accounts for…

Yasmin and YAZ are two varieties of combination type birth control pills (BCP) produced by Bayer Healthcare. Yasmin was approved for sale in the US by the FDA in 2001 while YAZ was approved in 2006. Both YAZ and Yasmin contain 3 mg of drospirenone, a progestin, which is combined with 30 mcg of ethinyl…

A recent court decision and $8.5 million jury award may put the question of Indiana’s stringent medical malpractice award limits to the test. The family of Debbie Plank was awarded that amount against Community Hospital North after the hospital mismanaged an X-Ray taken and read in 2001. She died from a bowel obstruction injury that…

Are you safer on the highway or lying in a hospital bed? You might be surprised – nearly 200,000 people a year die as a result of medical mistake, while only about 20% of that figure die in automobile accidents. A comparison of statistics from several sources indicate that medical malpractice – an issue that…

In Indiana personal injury law. large personal injury jury awards and settlement amounts for cases such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries or medical malpractice are often paid in part by means of a structured settlement. The way structured settlements work can vary, but usually, the paying party purchases an annuity from an insurance company and…

In determining damages in an Indiana personal injury case, juries can factor in possible lost future earnings and potential future expenses in determining a figure that reflects the actual known damages in a case, as well as probable future damages. Also, those future damages can also be used by negotiating attorneys to help determine an…

Most attorneys are familiar with the general effects of events like whiplash on a client’s back and neck. But there may be other effects of a whiplash occurrence such as rotational injury and even lack of the head impacting with an object which can result in temporary or permanent brain damage. Although often associated with…

1. Stop immediately! – Indiana law states that if you are driving a vehicle involved in an accident, you must stop at the scene of the accident. 2. Assist the injured & protect the scene – If anyone is injured, immediately make arrangements for a doctor or an ambulance to come to the scene of…

Finally, here are a few caveats based on interviewing many people over the years who believe they have been injured by medical malpractice. One cannot recover money damages as compensation for something that did not happen. In other words, if a health care provider either does or fails to do something that you believe could…

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