An Indiana man has filed suit against the maker of an artificial hip implant, claiming that the implant has left him in constant pain and needed to be replaced after implantation. The suit, filed in December, came only a few days after a jury decided to award a massive damage amount in a case involving…

Related Articles Beat the Odds: Use Experts to Assess Future Damages in a Personal Injury Case A personal injury case—also called a tort claim—is a fairly straightforward lawsuit: A plaintiff sues a defendant for damages that the defendant caused through their harmful actions. Usually, there is some payment to be made to the plaintiff for…

A Goshen man injured on the job in 2005 finally won justice after an Indiana court ordered a $4.25 million settlement in his case. The decision comes more than a decade after the man was first injured. The result is seen as a long-overdue victory for the plaintiff. Some think most of the damages will…

Earlier this summer, a massive bribery case ongoing in New Jersey rumbled along as a twenty-seventh doctor pleaded guilty in federal court. The doctor had accepted bribes that were disguised as “consulting fees” in return for directing blood samples to a particular lab service for testing. That doctor could face as much as $250,000 in…

How secure is your health care information? That’s a question a lot of people have been asking as more and more patient data is being stored electronically, and as more and more health insurers and others who manage patient records have seen their information systems attacked. Massive amounts of confidential data – patient records as…

With passage of a new law in March, Indiana joined the list of states that have created rules and regulations to manage the growth of telemedicine. Telemedicine, or telehealth, uses technology to allow patients and healthcare providers to interact remotely, and it’s often seen as a way to deliver greater access to care to more…

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that it will impose financial penalties on 758 hospitals for having poor performance on measures of preventing patient harm. This is the second year that the CMS has done this as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Just over half of…

Indiana recently continued its long tradition of leading the nation when it comes to medical malpractice legislation by passing much-needed changes to its first-in-the-nation malpractice system. This system, which works to strike a balance between the interests of patients, doctors, and all taxpaying Hoosiers, has worked well since it was first implemented, but changes have…

Have you ever wondered what would happen if someone was given the wrong medication? Or worse yet, if an entirely inappropriate adult medication was given to a child? For one family in Arkansas, this isn’t a theoretical question. Their 4-year-old daughter was accidentally given pills to treat high blood pressure when she was supposed to…

When you choose a doctor, what criteria do you use? If you’re like most people, you tend to look at factors based on a mix of necessity and convenience: does that doctor accept your insurance, and is their office easy to get to? New information suggests, however, that if you really care about your health…

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