At Wilson Kehoe Winingham, we understand that navigating the ramifications of a medical malpractice or personal injury case is a complex and trying process. Our personal injury lawyers are available to help you to determine the best route for you and your family and to help determine what you may be entitled to. Before you consult with an Indianapolis injury attorney, learn more about various aspects of the legal process in our FAQ section. Get answers about different types of suits and settlements before meeting with our skilled legal team.

Yes, you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit if you have a pre-existing condition. With the exception of routine physical exams, you’re at the doctor because you have a condition that led you to make an appointment. If the law prevented patients with pre-existing conditions from suing for malpractice, it would prevent anyone from suing….

Imagine that you’re out running errands and you see someone in serious danger. Do you run over to try and help them? Would you be worried about the consequences if you do help? Thankfully, there are ways to protect people who voluntarily help others in need. These rules fall under Good Samaritan Laws or Doctrines….

If a consent form is properly explained and signed, it is unlikely that a patient can sue for malpractice or lack of informed consent. If the consent form is not filled out properly by the physician, is poorly written, or not complied with, it may allow for a malpractice lawsuit. For example, a poorly written…

There is no definition for standard of care in medicine; it’s a term used in law. Standard of care is reasonable guideline of care that a patient would receive while being treated by a physician. It’s a guideline   These guidelines apply to individual physicians, a clinic, formal diagnostic procedure, or established by an organization of specialists. Guidelines are…

Medical malpractice insurance (also called medical professional liability insurance) is a special kind of professional liability insurance for medical providers. Physicians and other medical professionals use for protection against malpractice lawsuits. The lawyers at Indianapolis law firm Wilson Kehoe Winingham have years of experience in medical malpractice and are here to discuss some expectations when…

Hospital stays aren’t necessarily going to be comfortable or easy. They should, however, leave you feeling a bit better than when you went in for treatment. But when you end up injured as the result of a medical practitioner’s negligence, who would you bring a medical malpractice lawsuit against—the hospital where you were treated, or…

Yes, your settlement amount may be affected if insurance covers all or part of your medical expenses. Insurance companies and health care providers can issue a lien against your settlement proceeds. This can lower the amount you receive in a settlement. If an entity files a lien against your case, that entity has demanded reimbursement…

Yes, you can file a lawsuit against someone who isn’t a doctor. Any licensed healthcare professional or entity that provides healthcare services can be subjected to a medical malpractice lawsuit. For example, nurses, hospitals, urgent care centers, and pharmaceutical companies (in certain circumstances) may also come under fire for malpractice or negligence. Vicarious Liability in Medical Malpractice…

The decision to either settle or go to trial varies per case. The parties involved have a strong incentive to settle in order to avoid extensive legal fees and an exhausting trial. To reach a settlement agreement is the quickest way to resolve a legal dispute. The sooner both parties agree to settle, they can spare…

The difference between a verdict and a settlement is whether a legal dispute is resolved in a court room during a jury trial, or outside of a courtroom between plaintiff, defendant, and their attorneys. A verdict is a decision reached by a jury in a court room. The jury decides whether a defendant is “guilty” or “not guilty”…

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