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Medical Malpractice

Correcting Errors in Medical Records

Medical records include exactly what you expect—a record of a patient’s health and medical history. Depending on the individual, these records could include information about treatments and medications, alcohol consumption …

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Medical Malpractice

Examples of Anesthesia Malpractice

Anesthesia is a type of medication that prevents patients from feeling pain during surgery or other medical procedures. It is usually administered by an anesthesiologist and can come in several …

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Legal Process

What to Expect During a Personal Injury Mediation

Mediation is a process where parties to a claim or lawsuit come together in the presence of a neutral third party to try to resolve the matter. Both sides talk …

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Farming Accidents

Explosion and Burn Injuries on Farms

Farming is an incredibly dangerous job, and farmers are at high risk for both fatal and nonfatal injuries. Common causes of these injuries include defective farm equipment, missing product labels, …

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Auto Accidents

IN AIP: An Insurance Option for High-Risk Drivers in Indiana

Car insurance is mandatory for drivers in Indiana, and for good reason: Insurance can pay for property damage after an accident, replace a stolen vehicle, and provide liability protection if …

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Auto Accidents

What to Do After an Accident Involving a Government Vehicle in Indiana

Car accidents can happen to anyone. But when those accidents involve a state or federal employee in a government-owned vehicle, it adds another layer of complexity to the situation. It’s …

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Medical Malpractice

What Is (Probably) Not Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice laws are in place to legally protect patients who have been harmed by the negligence of healthcare professionals. But, although there are many different types of medical malpractice, …

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Medical Malpractice

Nerve Damage After Surgery

The nerves in your body play a crucial role in your body’s function. In fact, the nervous system is how your brain communicates with the rest of your body, allowing …

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Medical Malpractice

A Surprising Connection: Premature Discharge and Medical Malpractice

The best part about a hospital stay is when you finally get to go back home. Leaving the hospital is something to look forward to. However, if a doctor or …

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Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice: Myths and Facts

What do you think about when you hear the term medical malpractice? Things like rising healthcare costs, victims searching for a get-rich-quick scheme, or doctors shelling out hundreds of thousands …

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Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

Resident-to-Resident Abuse in Nursing Homes

When it’s time for your elderly loved one to move into a long-term care facility, you may be worried about abuse from nursing home staff members. However, the reality is …

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Wrongful Death

Four Essential Elements of a Wrongful Death Case

After the unexpected death of your loved one, you are likely grieving and may also be struggling with financial loss. To seek compensation and justice, consider filing a wrongful death …

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Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

Five Ways to Help Prevent Elder Abuse

As your loved one ages, they may require assistance from a professional caregiver or need to be relocated to a nursing home or assisted living facility. Putting their care in …

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Aviation Accidents

Aviation Accidents: Air Traffic Controller Error

Air traffic controllers are licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to perform vital work for the aviation industry: They control flight paths, communicate with pilots, respond to in-air emergencies, …

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Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

How to Identify Emotional Abuse in Elders

Elder abuse can fall into several categories, including physical, financial, or sexual, and if you have an elderly loved one, you need to know the warning signs to help protect …

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Medical Malpractice

The Role of Expert Witnesses in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Expert witnesses are key parts of many personal injury cases, including and especially medical malpractice lawsuits. Since medical malpractice cases involve complicated health information, medical professionals testifying on your behalf …

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Aviation Accidents

Aviation Accidents: The Dangers of the Runway

When you think of aviation accidents, your first thought is probably dramatic and maybe a bit cinematic: a mid-air collision between two commercial planes, for example, or engine failure over …

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Medical Malpractice

Five Things to Look for in a Medical Malpractice Attorney

When you, your child, or another member of your family has been injured by negligence on the part of a doctor or nurse, consider seeking a medical malpractice lawsuit so …

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Aviation Accidents

Ten Types of General Aviation

General aviation is usually defined as all nonscheduled, nonmilitary civilian flight operations. If an aircraft is not flown by a commercial airline or by the military, it falls under this …

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Medical Malpractice

Blood Transfusion Errors and Injuries

Blood transfusions are a common process where a patient receives blood through an intravenous line—so common, in fact, that the American Red Cross estimates someone in the United States needs …

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Aviation Accidents

Boeing 737 Crashes: What You Need to Know

Airplane and other aviation accidents are less common than you might think, but when plane crashes occur, they are often fatal. Unfortunately, this worst-case scenario was the reality for two …

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Medical Malpractice

Unsanitary Surgical Instruments

Surgical errors—such as operating on the wrong site or leaving an object in a patient’s body—can lead to severe medical complications for a patient. The use of unsanitary surgical instruments …

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Medical Malpractice

Pulmonary Embolisms and Medical Malpractice

Pulmonary embolisms—also referred to as deep vein thrombosis or venous thromboembolism—are dangerous and require immediate medical intervention. They are so serious, in fact, that the failure to diagnose or prevent …

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Medical Malpractice

Seven Tips for Communicating with Your Healthcare Provider

Doctors have a responsibility to provide their patients with the best possible care, but if you have waited days or weeks for an appointment only to be rushed or misheard …

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Medical Malpractice

Pharmacy Errors and Mistakes: What You Need to Know

Pharmaceutical drugs can work wonders when you’re sick or injured, both in the long-term and short-term. However, when pharmacists and pharmacy staff make mistakes, the results can be severe. An …

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Premises Liability

Five Common Types of Shopping Mall Injuries

Where do you go shopping when you need to buy clothes, jewelry, toys, and other gifts? For many, the answer is a shopping mall. Shopping malls—with their wide white pathways, …

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Legal Process

How Class Action Lawsuits Work

You may have heard about class action lawsuits in the news when pharmaceutical drugs cause injuries or data breaches of major corporations. But what, exactly, is a class action lawsuit, …

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Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

Why Elders Are Vulnerable to Abuse

When it’s time to put your elderly loved one in the hands of a nursing home or professional caregiver, you trust that he or she will be treated respectfully and …

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Medical Malpractice

When Chiropractic Errors Are Medical Malpractice

Chiropractic injuries are rare, but when they occur, they often have devastating consequences. If they happen to you or someone you love, it’s important to remember that you are not …

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Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

Confinement and Isolation: Types of Elder Abuse

When you seek the assistance of a professional caregiver or look into moving your elderly loved one into a nursing home, you expect them to be treated well and provided …

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Medical Malpractice

IV Infiltration Injuries and Complications

Hospital scenes in movies or on TV shows often have one thing in common: an IV. If you have ever visited a loved one in the hospital or have been …

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Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

Where to Report Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

If you suspect that your elderly loved one has been abused, neglected, or exploited in any way, you can and should file a report. By advocating for them, you can …

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Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice in Emergency Rooms

If you need urgent medical care, where do you go? The nearest emergency room (ER). In an emergency, there is no room for error. You expect quick and effective medical …

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Personal Injury

Winter Sports Injuries (and How to Avoid Them)

Sports injuries are common, and they can happen to any player or athlete at any time. However, in the winter months, ice and snowy slopes can lead to a rise …

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Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

Compensation for Nursing Home Abuse Victims

Nursing home abuse takes several forms—physical, sexual, or emotional abuse as well as financial exploitation or neglect—and with one in ten elders in the United States experiencing abuse, there is …

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Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

Malnutrition and Dehydration in Nursing Home Residents

Moving your elderly loved one to a nursing home or other care facility is a challenging decision, but you can be comforted by the knowledge that they will be provided …

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Medical Malpractice

Three Times Medical Malpractice Does Not Apply

Medical malpractice refers to negligent treatment of a patient by a healthcare provider, such as a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or hospital. Litigation surrounding this issue is complicated, and it can …

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Personal Injury

Winter Weather-Related Injuries (and How to Avoid Them)

When you venture outside during inclement winter weather, you can be at risk of serious injury. Snow that remains on pavement can turn to ice, slippery walking areas can cause …

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Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

Nursing Home Fall Injuries: A Sign of Neglect

The leading cause of serious injury and death for adults age 65 and older in the United States? Preventable falls. Nursing homes have a responsibility to consistently supervise elderly residents …

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Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

Four Types of Elder Financial Abuse and Exploitation

It’s horrible to imagine someone taking advantage of your elderly loved one’s financial situation, but the unfortunate reality is that is happens all the time. Studies on financial abuse and …

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Personal Injury

Six Types of Evidence to Collect for Personal Injury Claims

The most important part of any legal case? Evidence. In personal injury lawsuits, you must prove negligence on the part of the other party. Gathering a large quantity of high-quality …

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Medical Malpractice

Gathering Evidence for Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Have you been a victim of medical malpractice? There are several steps to filing a medical malpractice claim, and an important part of the process is gathering evidence. In medical …

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Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

How to Speak to Your Elderly Loved One About Nursing Home Abuse

The elderly population, especially those residing in nursing homes and dependent on staff care, are vulnerable to abuse at tragic rates in the United States. This abuse can take many …

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Aviation Accidents

Aviation Accidents: Human Error

Air travel remains the safest form of transportation, but when accidents occur, they are often catastrophic due to the size of the aircraft and the height at which they fly. …

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Farming Accidents

Farming Transportation: Covered Farm Vehicle Regulations

If you are operating farm vehicles or transporting agricultural equipment or livestock, it is important to know what federal and state regulations apply to your vehicle and how you intend …

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Aviation Accidents

Five Common In-Flight Aviation Injuries

During a commercial flight, your safety is in the hands of the pilot and flight crew. Regulations set in place by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) determine how pilots and …

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Truck Accidents

Truck Accident Investigations: Who Is at Fault

Accidents involving large commercial trucks, such as semis and tractor-trailers, are all too common on the nation’s roadways. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were more than …

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Truck Accidents

Semi-Truck Accidents vs. Auto Accidents

Road accidents are extremely common, and both semi-trucks and passenger vehicle accidents can result in property damage, injury, and death. However, many factors apply to large commercial truck accidents that …

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Farming Accidents

Operating Farming Equipment on Public Roads

In rural communities, it is common to see farm equipment on public roads—especially during the spring and summer harvesting months. As housing developments move into rural areas and the two …

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Aviation Accidents

Aviation Accidents: International Flights

International aviation accidents are complicated and frightening events. They can include accidents that occur outside the United States, flights incoming to the United States from foreign countries, and flights departing …

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Aviation Accidents

Tips for Flying with Children and Infants

Aviation accidents are rare, but they can be especially frightening if you are flying with your child. Be sure to use these safety tips in order to protect your children …

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Aviation Accidents

Determining Fault in an Aviation Accident

It can be difficult to determine who is at fault after an aviation accident occurs, and each case is different. A wide variety of factors can cause aviation accidents. Types …

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Aviation Accidents

Aviation Accident Compensation

Flying is one of the safest modes of transportation available today; however, aviation accidents do occur. Aviation accidents include those involving commercial aircrafts, general aviation aircrafts, and helicopters. Causes can …

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Aviation Accidents

Aviation Accidents: Commercial Aircraft

According to the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, the United States aviation system served more than 965 million passengers in 2017. At any given time, there are 5,000 aircraft in …

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Aviation Accidents

What Qualifies as an Aviation Accident

As defined by the Convention on International Civil Aviation, an aviation accident is “an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft, which takes place from the time any person …

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Farming Accidents

Tips to Avoid a Farming Accident

Farming accidents are extremely common, yet preventable most of the time. Farm accidents are at their peak in June, July, and August—the most active period of crop production and harvest. …

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Farming Accidents

What to Do If You’ve Been Exposed to Dangerous Chemicals

Chemical exposure can occur from any contact with dangerous chemicals, such as touching, breathing, eating, or drinking harmful chemicals. One of the leading causes of farming accidents is dangerous chemical …

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Farming Accidents

Farming Accidents: Chemical Product Labeling and Handling

What Is a Chemical Product Label? A chemical product label is used to ensure that hazardous chemicals, produced or imported, are classified—and the information about the hazardous chemicals is communicated …

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Farming Accidents

Farming Accident Compensation

Who Is the Victim of a Farming Accident? When people think of farming accidents, they think of an accident that occurs on a farm, typically injuring or killing a worker …

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Farming Accidents

Farming Accidents: Types of Farming Equipment Injuries

What Are Farming Equipment Injuries? Farming—otherwise known as agriculture—is one of the most dangerous industries to work in. Further, farming equipment accidents are the leading cause of injury and death …

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Farming Accidents

Farming Accidents: Types of Chemical Exposure

One of the leading causes of farming accidents is dangerous chemical exposure. Chemical exposure can occur from any contact with dangerous chemicals, such as touching, breathing, eating, or drinking harmful …

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Cerebral Palsy: Types, Causes, and Costs

Birth Injuries

Cerebral Palsy: Types, Causes, and Costs

When an infant is born with cerebral palsy, it could have been caused by two factors: incidents that naturally occurred during pregnancy or by avoidable medical mistakes made by the …

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What Expecting Mothers Should Know About Vacuum Extraction Delivery

Birth Injuries

What Expecting Mothers Should Know About Vacuum Extraction Delivery

Vacuum extraction is a procedure that is occasionally performed during vaginal delivery. During this procedure, the doctor uses a vacuum to help move the baby through the birth canal, and …

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What Expecting Mothers Should Know About Forceps Delivery

Birth Injuries

What Expecting Mothers Should Know About Forceps Delivery

What Is Forceps Delivery? Forceps delivery is a type of assisted vaginal delivery that is sometimes needed in the course of vaginal childbirth when the infant gets stuck. During this …

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Birth Injuries

Prescription Drugs During Pregnancy

About 70 percent of pregnant women take at least one prescription drug during pregnancy, but not all prescription medicines are safe to use during pregnancy. Harmful Prescription Drugs Numerous drugs …

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Birth Injuries

Failure to Detect Fetal Distress

What Is Fetal Distress? Fetal distress, or non-reassuring fetal status, is an uncommon complication of labor that refers to the presence of signs that suggest the fetus might not be …

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Negligent Fetal Monitoring During Labor

Birth Injuries

Negligent Fetal Monitoring During Labor

What Is Fetal Monitoring? Fetal monitoring measures the heart rate, rhythm, and other functions of the fetus, including the presence or absence of accelerations and decelerations of the heartbeat. The …

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Birth Injuries

Negligence in Prenatal Care

What Is Prenatal Care? Prenatal care is the health care you receive while pregnant, including checkups, prenatal testing, and vaccinations. It can help keep you and your baby healthy, assist …

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Preeclampsia: Symptoms, Risks, and What You Can Do About It

Birth Injuries

Preeclampsia: Symptoms, Risks, and What You Can Do About It

What Is Preeclampsia? Preeclampsia is a condition that occurs during pregnancy and is often indicated by high blood pressure after the 20th week of pregnancy or after giving birth (postpartum …

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Shoulder Dystocia: Symptoms, Causes, and Complications

Birth Injuries

Shoulder Dystocia: Symptoms, Causes, and Complications

Shoulder dystocia refers to the scenario during labor when a baby’s head passes through the birth canal and the baby’s shoulders become stuck. This complication becomes obvious when the fetal …

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Umbilical Cord Conditions: How Your Doctor’s Negligence Could Lead to Serious Birth Injuries

Birth Injuries

Umbilical Cord Conditions: How Your Doctor’s Negligence Could Lead to Serious Birth Injuries

The umbilical cord is a narrow tube that connects the developing baby to the uterus of the mother. It is often referred to as the “supply line” because it carries …

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Birth Asphyxia: Signs, Causes, and Effects

Birth Injuries

Birth Asphyxia: Signs, Causes, and Effects

What Is Birth Asphyxia? Asphyxia is a condition arising when the body is deprived of oxygen, and birth asphyxia occurs when a baby does not receive enough oxygen before, during, …

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Breech Births: What Can I Do If My Baby Is Breech?

Birth Injuries

Breech Births: What Can I Do If My Baby Is Breech?

 What Is a Breech Birth? A few weeks prior to delivery, babies are typically in a head down or head first position in the mother’s uterus. However, some babies remain …

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Cesarean Sections (C-Sections): Complications and Implications

Birth Injuries

Cesarean Sections (C-Sections): Complications and Implications

What Is a C-Section? A cesarean section (or C-section) is a major surgical delivery method that involves making incisions in the mother’s abdominal wall and uterus. In the United States, …

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Auto Accidents

Indiana Drivers Have a 1 in 145 Chance of Hitting a Deer

The 2017 numbers in State Farm’s 15th annual deer collision study have been released, and Indiana ranks 27th on the list of states where drivers are most likely to have …

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Truck Accidents

Tired Truckers Put Motorists at Risk

Emily Clark. Morgan Bass. Abbie DeLoach. McKay Pittman. Caitlyn Baggett. All promising young nursing students—and all tragically killed in 2015 on an early April morning in a fiery collision with …

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Auto Accidents

Distracted Driving: Actions and Consequences

When we first learn how to drive, we’re told to always keep our eyes on the road and to watch what other people are doing. As we get more comfortable …

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Auto Accidents

The Risks of Texting and Driving

Life is more complex than it used to be, and there are a lot of things fighting for our attention. Stress at our jobs, busy lives outside of work, and …

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Wrongful Death

Common Types of Wrongful Death Accidents

We have all seen or heard about tragic stories where one person’s carelessness results in the death of another person. Wrongful death is the basis for these lawsuits where someone …

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Medical Malpractice

What You Need to Know About Heart Attack Misdiagnosis

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is a leading cause of death for adults in the United States. Even though heart attacks—also called acute myocardial …

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Medical Malpractice

Hospital Infections: When Being in the Hospital Made Your Illness Worse

Some of the most important things that a patient, or you as the patient’s family, need to be aware of in a medical institute are the do’s and don’t of …

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Medical Malpractice

How to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Indiana

Filing a medical malpractice claim in Indiana can be a stressful and time-consuming experience. In addition to the mental and physical anguish you’ve endured, you are now required to prove …

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Medical Malpractice

Anesthesia: Types, Errors, and Complications

Anesthesia is a broad term for the drugs used during surgeries and painful medical procedures to prevent patients from feeling pain, either through localized numbing or through induced unconsciousness. Depending …

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Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Lead to Sleep Disorders

It’s not uncommon to have a hard time sleeping after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). If you were injured in a serious accident, that anxiety and fear alone could be …

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Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries Could Lead to Disability

Whether you were in a traffic accident or suffered a bad fall, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have a major impact on your life. Internal bleeding, bruising, or swelling …

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Brain Injuries

Coping with a Loved One’s Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury could change your life forever. Even if you weren’t the one injured, your life likely won’t be the same, at least not right away. It can be …

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Drug Injuries

Post-Surgery Prescription Mistakes

Mistakes can happen at any point during surgery—even after you think the surgery is complete, errors in prescriptions and medication can occur. These injuries are different from those caused by …

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Medical Malpractice

Indiana’s Medical Malpractice Act Finds Higher Caps and Tighter Timelines

On July 1, 2017, tweaks to Indiana’s Medical Malpractice Act (MMA) take effect. It will be the first time the legislature has increased the limits on damages in nearly two …

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Medical Malpractice

Retained Objects During Surgery

All surgeries include some level of risk, and surgeons are not immune to human error. Between anesthesia and other drug complications, possible infections, and simply performing the procedure incorrectly, there …

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Birth Injuries

Maternal Mortality Rates Are Rising in the United States—And Nowhere Else

Which developed nation has the highest maternal mortality rate? The answer is unfortunate and surprising: the United States. The United States has had the highest maternal mortality rate since 1994, …

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Birth Injuries

Placental Abruption: Signs, Symptoms, and Causes

The events that occur at the start of your child’s life may have an impact on their entire future. In most cases, pregnancy and birth go well for both mother …

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Auto Accidents

Talking to Your Teen About Road Safety

Schools are starting to close for the summer, which means a lot of freedom and independence for teenagers. There’s a lot to look forward to: Summer means road trips and …

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Legal Process

How to Choose the Best Indianapolis Attorney for Your Case

You’ve come to a moment in your life that you never thought you’d experience: You need to hire an attorney. Many people have negative feelings about hiring an attorney, but …

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Medical Malpractice

The Ins and Outs of Surgical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional fails to provide a standard level of care to a patient and violates the doctor-patient agreement. A patient can sue for medical malpractice …

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Brain Injuries

How to Identify Childhood Concussions and Reduce the Risk

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are caused by blows to the head or body, which cause the brain to move quickly back and forth inside the skull and potentially lead to …

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Auto Accidents

May Is National Bicycle Safety Awareness Month

There are plenty of benefits to riding a bike: It is a great way to stay in shape, appreciate the world around you, save money on gas, and reduce your …

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Medical Malpractice

When Medical Malpractice Becomes Criminal

Medicine isn’t an exact science, and neither are medical malpractice cases. In general, when a healthcare provider makes a mistake in your treatment, there are likely grounds for you to …

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Medical Malpractice

Six Common Surgical Errors (and How They Could Be Prevented)

We don’t want to think about something going wrong during surgery. Even the most routine procedures can be frightening because all surgeries include an inherent chance of risk. If you …

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Medical Malpractice

How to Tell if You Have a Medical Malpractice Case

Medical professionals can make mistakes, causing harm to their patients. Certain mistakes are unacceptable, while others aren’t so damaging. How do you know if you’re able to sue for medical …

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Truck Accidents

Four Common Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents

There’s a lot that can go wrong when operating an eighteen-wheeled commercial motor vehicle. Call them semi-trucks, big rigs, tractor-trailers, or eighteen-wheelers: They’re big, heavy, and sometimes carry hazardous materials …

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Truck Accidents

Commercial Traffic Laws in Indiana

Collisions involving commercial motor vehicles can be devastating and expensive for all parties involved. For this reason, there are multiple federal and state laws and regulations that trucking companies and …

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Legal Process

When to Get an Expert Witness

When your personal injury case ends up in front of a judge, jury, or mediator, they will often be reviewing your story against the defendant’s. However, cases can be strengthened …

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Workplace Accidents

Mesothelioma: Myths and Misconceptions

There’s a lot of good information online, but some myths persist. This includes misconceptions about the disease mesothelioma: where it comes from, who gets it, and what going to trial …

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Workplace Accidents

What to Ask Your Mesothelioma Attorney

If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma because of a product you’ve used or a job you’ve held, you might have considered filing a lawsuit. It’s also possible that hiring an …

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Workplace Accidents

Workers’ Compensation Rights in Indiana

Nearly all employers in the state of Indiana are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their employees and to notify their employees about this coverage. This system is …

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Products Liability

The Growing Evidence of Dangers from E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes hit the market in 2007 and quickly gained popularity, marketed as a means for reducing or quitting cigarette smoking. They are almost certainly less harmful than cigarettes, although estimates …

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Auto Accidents

Everything You Need to Know About Indiana Work Zone Laws

Road work is a thankless but necessary job. Roadside workers are constantly repairing or rebuilding roadways to keep them safe and operational. For them to do their jobs safely, it’s …

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Workplace Accidents

Indiana Workplace Injury, Illness, and Death Rates Drop Again

Important news sometimes slips under the radar because it isn’t dramatic, or it simply gets pushed aside because too many other things are happening. That’s probably why most people missed …

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Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injury and the Older Adult

If you suspect someone you love has experienced a head trauma, erring on the side of caution is always the right answer. The smallest bump can turn into a significant …

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Auto Accidents

Indiana Law Tells Drivers to Move Over

It is difficult to remember, particularly when you’re gliding along the highway, that the comfy car in which you’re enjoying a coffee and an incensed rant from your favorite talk-radio …

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Construction Site Accidents

Celebrate National Work Zone Awareness Week

You may be familiar with the old joke: “There are two seasons throughout the year in Indiana: winter and construction.” It’s the time of year when the orange cones, barrels, …

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Legal Process

Potential Changes to Class Action Lawsuits

Just past the House and on its way to the Senate, H.R. 985 bears the optimistic-sounding name Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act, but its ramifications are unlikely to be …

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Auto Accidents

Indianapolis’ Most Dangerous Intersections in 2015

If you’re like most drivers, there are probably some intersections you hate to drive through. Maybe some have long delays during rush hour, or maybe it’s extremely difficult to take …

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Auto Accidents

New Study: Millennials Are the Riskiest Drivers

A new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety puts numbers to a problem many have suspected: Millennials take the most risks behind the wheel compared to drivers of …

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Truck Accidents

Semi-Truck Hits Spencer-Owen School Bus

A bus full of students got a real scare last month when a semi-truck veered from its lane, struck their bus, and pushed the bus completely off the road. No …

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Defective Medical Devices

Indiana Man Files Lawsuit Over Hip Replacement Device

An Indiana man has filed a suit against the maker of an artificial hip implant, claiming that the implant left him in constant pain and needed to be replaced after …

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Legal Process

What to Expect at a Deposition

What is a Deposition? A deposition is a procedure outside of court where an attorney gathers information and facts from a witness. Information to be later used in court is …

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Legal Process

How to Sue the Indiana Government for Negligence

You may have heard about so-called government immunity to liability lawsuits. Does this mean you can’t file a personal injury claim against a government entity or employee? Not necessarily. It …

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Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

Federal and Indiana Nursing Home Regulations / Laws You Need to Know

As your family members get older, it is sometimes necessary to move them into a nursing home. You can do all of the research that you want to decide on …

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steering-wheel-airbag

Products Liability

Airbag Manufacturer Faces Billion-Dollar Settlement

Takata, whose faulty airbag components led to the worldwide recall of tens of millions of vehicles, has reached a settlement with the United States Justice Department. The settlement, announced in …

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witness-testimony

Legal Process

Five Ways Personal Injury Attorneys Use Expert Witnesses

You might think that a lot of court cases are just disputes between a defendant and a plaintiff. However, in addition to opinions, there are facts about the cases that …

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Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Crisis in the United States: Fact vs. Fiction

If you listen to some elected officials in Washington, you might think that there’s a crisis in the medical malpractice system. Doctors are paying higher premiums than ever before, and …

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What to Expect If Your Child Has a Brachial Plexus Injury

Birth Injuries

What to Expect If Your Child Has a Brachial Plexus Injury

Holding your newborn child in your arms is among the most miraculously happy moments in a parent’s life. All the months of reading, shopping, weird food cravings, and preparing for …

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Personal Injury

Emotional Damages: It’s Not Just About the Money

While a personal injury attorney can help you win a settlement for reimbursing your expenses after an accident, no amount of litigation or money will ever make the pain go …

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Products Liability

Common Car Mechanical Failures

There’s a lot that can go wrong on the road, and when anything goes wrong, even a safe driver could get into a car accident. When it comes to car …

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drinking-and-driving

Auto Accidents

Don’t Be Fooled: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

Every driver on the road has the responsibility to be as safe as possible—both for their own sake and for the safety of everyone else on the road. Drunk driving …

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child-and-nurse

Birth Injuries

What You Need to Know About Filing a Cerebral Palsy Claim

There are circumstances in which a child is born with avoidable cerebral palsy. In these cases, the doctor was negligent in one way or another, and it resulted in brain …

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lawyer-at-desk

Legal Process

Litigation vs. Mediation: What’s the Difference?

There are a few different ways to settle your personal injury case, and your attorney will be able to help you decide the best course of action. While you’re working …

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snow-covered-road

Auto Accidents

Winter Driving Tips: Stay Safe on the Road

As beautiful and picturesque as snow can look, it makes for very dangerous driving conditions. In states like Indiana where snowfall is a fact of life, it’s important that drivers …

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caution-wet-floor-sign

Premises Liability

Eight Common Sites for Slip and Fall Accidents

Everyone has tripped over something before, and a lot of the time you can walk away from the accident with minor embarrassment. When the injury is very serious, however, you …

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line-of-cars

Auto Accidents

New Website Predicts Indiana Car Crashes

Imagine being able to go to a website and get a forecast for tomorrow’s traffic crashes the same way that you can check tomorrow’s weather. Far-fetched? Maybe not. The Indiana …

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drinking-and-driving

Auto Accidents

What You Should Know About Drunk Driving Accidents and Indiana Dram Shop Laws

Drunk driving accidents are awful and unpredictable. If you or a loved one are victims of a drunk driving accident, how do you know who’s liable? In Indiana, liability can fall …

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crushed-car

Premises Liability

Lawsuit Filed Against Indianapolis Chipotle Restaurant

A man whose car was crushed in April has filed a lawsuit against the restaurant and the owner and manager of the property where the incident occurred. During the accident, …

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Legal Process

Don’t Hire an Attorney Until You’ve Asked These Key Questions

If you’ve been injured or denied an insurance claim, you might want to hire a lawyer for legal advice or a possible lawsuit. Where do you look for the right …

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wine-glasses

Auto Accidents

Three Tips to Avoid Drunk Driving Accidents During the Holidays

During the holiday season, you might have a lot of holiday parties on your social calendar. Whether you’re hosting or attending a get-together, you may get into the holiday spirit …

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Medical Malpractice

Four Ways to Prove Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice and medical negligence occur when healthcare providers fail to do everything in their power to care for their patients. In order to qualify for legal action, whatever the …

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Legal Process

Seven Tips for Writing Your Own Demand Letter

Heading to court can be a hassle. It can get expensive, and it’s time-consuming. For the possibility to settle out of court, consider writing a demand letter first. Demand Letters …

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man-signing-documents

Insurance Claim Denials

What to Do About Insurance Bad Faith

If you’ve had an accident, the last thing you need to deal with is getting treated poorly by your insurance company. After all, you pay premiums so that it will …

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Medical Malpractice

A Cancer Misdiagnosis Can Lead to a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Cancer is a terrible disease, and medicine is not an exact science. Unfortunately, this can lead to life-changing mistakes in diagnosis and treatment, and even small mistakes could have big …

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blue-clock

Auto Accidents

Traffic Study Reveals Common Times for Car Accidents

At what time of day are car accidents most common? The results of a 2012 Indiana traffic study show the most likely times for drivers to get into a car …

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Legal Process

How to Hire a Lawyer: Five Easy Steps

It happened: Your day was rocked by a car accident, and now you’re up against the burden of fighting the insurance company for a settlement. The last thing you want …

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Fires + Explosions

Explosions Rock Indiana Towns

Several industrial and residential explosions have occurred in Indiana in recent weeks, leaving one person dead and several injured. To prevent explosions, t’s crucial for people safety above all else—both at …

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couple-in-car

Auto Accidents

Need Car Accident App? 6 Free Auto Accident Apps

According to car insurance industry estimates, typical drivers will experience three to four car accidents over the course of their lifetime. Although stricter, safer laws have been implemented for drivers …

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motorcycle-collision

Motorcycle Accidents

Three Differences Between Motorcycle Accidents and Car Accidents

No two automobile accidents are the same. Angles of collisions, speeds at the time of the crash, and modes of transportation differ in each crash. Nowhere are these core differences …

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american-money

Legal Process

What to Consider Before Choosing a Structured Settlement

Before you can start rebuilding your life after your accident, you may have one more important decision to make regarding the way in which you will receive your settlement money: …

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Legal Process

Four Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney After an Accident

Many factors come into play when negotiating an insurance company settlement after you have been injured in an accident. The bills you get to cover your injuries are only the …

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blood-thinners

Drug Injuries

Why Patients Using Blood Thinners Are Filing Lawsuits

Blood thinners, also called anticoagulants, prevent or treat blood clots inside of veins and arteries. They are most commonly prescribed after a heart attack or stroke but can be prescribed …

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heart-health

Defective Medical Devices

IVC Filters Cause More Harm than Good

Inferior vena cava filters, or IVC filters, are small, metal, cone-shaped devices that are inserted into the inferior vena cava to catch any blood clots that might free themselves from …

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birth-control-pills

Drug Injuries

Birth Control Methods Linked to Rare and Severe Brain Injuries

WKW is no longer accepting cases for injuries related to birth control. Birth control is any act used to prevent pregnancy. Women have various options to control unwanted pregnancy—oral medications, …

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person-holding-pills

Drug Injuries

Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) Lawsuits

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of long-lasting medications that reduce the production of gastric acid. Patients are prescribed a PPI for the prevention and treatment for the following …

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IUD-birth-control

Drug Injuries

Risks of Hormonal Birth Control: Liletta IUD Lawsuit

WKW is no longer accepting cases for injuries related to birth control. Some people who have taken hormonal birth control were diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) or idiopathic intracranial hypertension …

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kidney-diagram

Drug Injuries

Acid Reflux Medication: Kidney Damage or Other Harmful Side Effects

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warnings linking AcipHex, Protonix, and Prevacid, among other proton-pump inhibitors, due to kidney inflammation and an increased risk of kidney failure. The …

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car-airbag

Products Liability

Defective Airbag Lawsuit Saga Continues

More chapters are being written in the ongoing story of the largest automotive-related recall in history—the Takata airbag. The recall has now affected about 100 million vehicles. A separate defect …

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burning-match

Fires + Explosions

Four Common Causes of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries are not only painful, but they also have the potential to be extremely damaging. Depending on the burn, a victim could come away with extensive skin damage, internal …

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car-wheels

Auto Accidents

Learn the Basics of Indiana Car Insurance Laws

Drivers in the United States must carry some form of car insurance liability coverage. Minimum coverage varies by state. Car Insurance Rates in Indiana You can easily determine your car …

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Auto Accidents

Everything You Need to Know About Indiana’s OWI Laws

The consequences for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol are severe. Impaired drivers endanger themselves and others, risk their futures, and risk their finances. The legal and financial …

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couple-walking

Premises Liability

Injured from a Fall and Prepared to Sue? Take the Right Steps

Slip and fall accidents are common, but they make for difficult lawsuits to win in court. Although a good personal injury attorney can help give you an edge, liability is …

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fire-extinguisher

Workplace Accidents

Safety First: How to Prevent Burn Injuries in the Workplace

Burn injuries are extremely painful. Treatment for burns can be costly, and a physical handicap can be detrimental for the injured party. What can a company do to keep its …

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red-pills

Drug Injuries

Xarelto Sparks Lawsuits for Excessive Bleeding and Death

Wilson Kehoe Winingham is now accepting clients who have taken Xarelto and suffered uncontrollable or excessive bleeding. Call our Indianapolis Drug Injury Attorneys at 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for …

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medication-vials

Drug Injuries

Chemotherapy Side Effects and the Lawsuits That Follow

The most recent data from the American Cancer Society estimated over 1.6 million new cancer diagnoses in 2015 alone—with 35,620 new cases resting in Indiana. Sadly, about 1,620 people are …

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e-cigarette

Products Liability

E-Cigarettes: Explosions and Personal Injuries

E-cigarettes have been adopted by millions of users across the world. They are designed to deliver fewer carcinogens to the body compared to regular cigarettes by releasing vapor instead of …

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kidney-model

Drug Injuries

Kidney Failure and Nexium: The Dangers Drug Manufacturers Don’t Want You to Know

Nexium (Esomeprazole) is one of the most commonly prescribed proton pump inhibitors. Nexium is an oral medication used to decrease the amount of acid in the stomach (classified as a …

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Medical Malpractice

Cost of Hiring Medical Malpractice Lawyers

A medical malpractice lawsuit is no walk in the park. These cases are complex affairs that require a thorough understanding of both the law and the field of medicine. On …

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pills-spilling-from-bottle

Drug Injuries

Skin Cancer Lawsuits: Increased Risk of Melanoma After Taking Viagra

Wilson Kehoe Winingham is now accepting clients who have developed melanoma as a result of taking Viagra. Call our Indianapolis Drug Injury Attorneys at 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, …

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uptrend-graph

Auto Accidents

Car Crash Fatalities Have Increased in 2016

The first six months of the year appear to be showing a trend that no one should be happy with. Based on the preliminary data available, the National Safety Council …

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stop-sign

Wrongful Death

INDOT Target of Indiana Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Two years after a man was killed in a crash, his family has filed a wrongful death suit against the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT). The suit claims that INDOT, …

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gavel-and-stethoscope

Medical Malpractice

What Dollar Amount to Expect After Your Medical Malpractice Case is Settled

If you or someone you love has been hurt as a result of medical treatment, it’s possible to get compensation for your injuries. Such damages are usually paid to compensate …

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casket

Wrongful Death

How to Prove Fault in Common Wrongful Death Claims

In a wrongful death case, proving fault can be difficult. In can be especially tough when the accident appears to border on someone else’s negligence or a mistake on behalf of the deceased. Or, …

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nurse-using-tablet

Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse Moves Online

Nursing home abuse comes in many forms. It isn’t restricted to physical violence and can include numerous varieties of psychological and emotional abuse. Abuse takes advantage of a person to their …

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car-bicycle-collision

Auto Accidents

Indianapolis Bicycle Hit-and-Run Accident Still Unsolved

A bicyclist in Greenwood, Indiana (just south of Indianapolis) continues to recover after a hit-and-run driver struck him this summer. The driver has still not been identified. Jon Kim was …

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feet-on-dashboard

Auto Accidents

Teen Driving: Statistics and Laws

Think about the first time your parents handed over the keys to the car; it was a great milestone filled with independence and excitement. You probably didn’t stop to think …

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Medical Malpractice

What You Need to Know About Breaches in Doctor-Patient Confidentiality

What if you found out that the information you shared during the course of medical treatment was mishandled and shared with others without your consent? Unfortunately, it could mean that …

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american-football-player

Brain Injuries

NCAA Facing New Concussion Lawsuits

Autumn means the start of football season. Fans wait all year for their favorite teams to take the field. This year, the start of the season is also bringing something …

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children-playing-soccer

Brain Injuries

Common Causes of Brain Injuries in Children

Kids bump their heads all the time. They fall down, get knocked off their bikes, and play sports. They often appear to bounce back from knocks, bruises, or small cuts. …

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hospital-halllway

Medical Malpractice

The Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Medical Negligence

Medical malpractice and medical negligence are different but very much related in that medical malpractice is a kind of negligence. The distinction between the two is that, while all medical …

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stack-of-money

Legal Process

What to Expect When Seeking Compensation for Your Personal Injury Case in Indiana

No matter the circumstances that led you to your personal injury case, your life changed as a result. You might have lost some of your income, accumulated a stack of …

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car-cutout

Auto Accidents

No-Fault and Fault Insurance in Indiana: Know the Difference

If you drive, you most likely have automobile liability insurance. Even if you’re the most cautious driver, there’s always a risk of getting into an accident. That’s why it’s a …

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signing-papers

Personal Injury

Understanding Indiana Damage Caps for Personal Injury Cases

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 …

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arm-in-sling

Personal Injury

Five Common Types of Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury cases come in all shapes and sizes. The one thing that they all have in common is that an individual was injured by the negligence of someone else. …

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Birth Injuries

Birth Defects vs. Birth Injuries

Every parent wants their child to be happy and healthy. Every parent wants to trust doctors, nurses, and other medical staff to provide the best care at every stage of pregnancy, labor, and delivery. …

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Workplace Accidents

Watch Out for These Five Common Workplace Illnesses

When you think of people who were hurt on the job, you probably think of people who have suffered from a broken bone or a traumatic head injury. What you …

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hundred-dollar-bills

Legal Process

When Your Personal Injury Settlement Is Taxable in Indiana

Trying to settle a personal injury claim is overwhelming. It can be stressful to get the money that you need and deserve after your accident. One of the only things …

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gavel-and-money

Medical Malpractice

Indiana Man Awarded $4.25 Million Medical Malpractice Judgment

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 …

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ware-house worker

Workplace Accidents

Seven Common Causes of Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries are common, they can happen to anyone, and they can be totally random—or they can be a result of negligent behavior on behalf of an employer or supervisor. …

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football-players

Brain Injuries

The Devastating Long-Term Effects of Repeated Brain Injuries

Concussions and other brain injuries are very common, especially for those who play contact sports like football, for example. Actually, approximately 60 percent of players in professional football have experienced a …

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athlete-running

Personal Injury

Athletes at Risk for Serious Heat-Related Injuries

Even though the summer is nearly over, we’re still likely to see some hot days before the fall weather settles in for good. Youth athletes and their parents should be …

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construction-worker

Workplace Accidents

Workers’ Compensation: How to Determine If You Can Sue Your Employer

If you’re injured on the job, your first step should be to explore the possibility of workers’ compensation. Assuming that your employer has workers’ compensation insurance coverage, it is always …

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waiting-room

Drug Injuries

Know the Signs: How to Spot Drug-Induced Organ Injuries

Whenever you see an advertisement for a drug, you’ll see or hear the long list of reported side effects. This list can seem a little daunting, and maybe even make …

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highway-traffic

Auto Accidents

New Indiana Law: Move Your Car Crash from the Road

A new traffic safety law is now in effect in Indiana that requires drivers involved in motor vehicle crashes to get their cars or trucks off the road and out …

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empty-wheelchair

Spinal Cord Injuries

Wondering What to Expect After a Spinal Cord Injury? We Have Answers.

The information in this article should not replace any information, advice, or course of treatment given to you by a physician or medical professional. Thousands of people each year suffer from spinal cord …

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money-bribery

Medical Malpractice

Medical Bribery Case Snags Dozens

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 …

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prescription-bottle-and-pills

Drug Injuries

Know Your Facts: Have You Taken These Recalled Drugs in the Past Year?

Drug recalls happen frequently. We want to be think that the products we consume to heal our bodies are rigorously inspected and are always free of contamination. Unfortunately, despite the …

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golf-cart

Auto Accidents

Understanding the Dangers of Golf Cart Accidents

With many people eager to take advantage of the last of this year’s summer-like weather, it seems like a good time to remind people to drive carefully when they’re behind …

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doctor-lab-coat

Medical Malpractice

Three Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Becoming a Medical Malpractice Victim

Medical malpractice happens when a healthcare provider fails to provide adequate care to their patient—either because they did something they weren’t supposed to do or because they were negligent and …

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football-player

Brain Injuries

What You Should Know About the NCAA’s Concussion Safety Protocol

Football is America’s sport, and Americans love it just the way that it is. Part of the fun for the spectators is the intensity and violence. It’s a safe assumption …

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pedestrian

Auto Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents on the Rise in Indiana and Nationwide

A report from this spring that looks at preliminary crash data for 2015 suggests an unhappy trend: For the first half of last year, pedestrian deaths surged, pointing toward a …

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medical-supplies

Medical Malpractice

Five Common Causes of Medical Malpractice Claims

When seeking medical treatment, a patient’s expectation is always to receive the best care. Physicians take an oath to uphold specific ethical treatment across the board; no one expects a breach …

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road-work

Auto Accidents

Road Repair Delays Frustrate Indianapolis Drivers

An investigative report into damaged roads in need of repair found something that drivers might have suspected for some time: The city simply doesn’t consider many smaller projects a priority, …

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football-huddle

Brain Injuries

Indianapolis School Steps Up Concussion Monitoring Game

Most people today are aware of the concussion risk to athletes, especially those in contact sports such as football. It’s been estimated that each year more than one quarter of …

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soccer-coach

Brain Injuries

Concussion Awareness: A Game Changer in Indiana Public Schools

Concussions have been receiving greater attention as both medical researchers and the general public have come to recognize the serious risk of developing permanent problems when they go untreated. Professional …

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walk-with-elderly

Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

When to Sue for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

The grounds for suing for nursing home abuse can be cut-and-dry in both the eyes of the court and the public because it is, unfortunately, very common. In fact, 40% of …

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doctor-with-stethoscope

Legal Process

Qualified Medical Testimony and Its Importance in the Courtroom

The United States Court of Appeals recently issued a ruling that underscores the value of appropriate expert medical testimony in cases involving injury and disability. In a case that had come …

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football-field

Brain Injuries

Risks of Brain Injuries in High School Athletes Lessens

Both the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the National Football League (NFL) have mandatory concussion safety protocols for their athletes. While concussions and head injuries are hard to avoid …

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social-media

Legal Process

The Jury Box Is No Place for Social Media

Many people have concerns that social media, while popular for millions, can cause problems when used inappropriately. But do these technologies pose a risk to the fairness of our legal …

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pregnant-woman

Birth Injuries

Risk Factors for Congenital and Acquired Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neurological disorder that affects muscle tone and movement in children. Doctors estimate that roughly 10,000 infants in the United States will develop cerebral palsy. Doctors …

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pregnant-woman

Birth Injuries

How to Tell If Your Child’s Cerebral Palsy Was Caused by Medical Malpractice

Cerebral palsy is a lifelong neurological disorder where the parts of the brain associated with motor function become damaged early in life. This damage can be caused by a lack …

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car-accident

Auto Accidents

Be Prepared: Take These Steps After a Car Accident

Automobile accidents disable, injure, and take the lives of more than 3.25 million Americans every year. If you’re one of the millions involved in an accident, knowing the laws will …

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swings

Brain Injuries

Playground Concussion Risk Growing

When it comes to concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), people nowadays are far more aware of the risk of receiving one and the potential damage TBIs can cause than …

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car-with-damaged-headlight

Auto Accidents

Seven Things to Avoid After a Car Accident

Knowing what to avoid after a car accident can save you loads of time, but you have to stay in control. After a car accident, you might react impulsively, especially …

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alarm-clock

Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations: The Basics in Indiana

A statute of limitations is the length of time you have to hire an attorney to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against a healthcare provider. In Indiana, the standard timeline …

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dollar-bills

Medical Malpractice

Three Types of Damages Awarded in Medical Malpractice Claims

In medical malpractice cases, damages is a term referring to compensation. There are three types of damages recoverable from medical malpractice: general damages, special damages, and punitive damages. Additionally, damages …

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social-media

Insurance Claim Denials

Avoid Social Media After an Accident to Protect Your Claim

There’s a fairly simple way to protect your car accident claim, and it’s by way of social media. Millions upon millions of people use social media every day to share …

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horse-and-jockey

Spinal Cord Injuries

Jockey Fights for Mobility After Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries can cause lasting damage and change a person’s life forever. The kind of accident that leads to a serious spinal cord injury can strike anyone, and it …

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nurse-with-elderly-patient

Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

How to Know If You Can File a Nursing Home Abuse Claim

After you’ve discovered nursing home abuse, you might not know how to file a nursing home abuse claim—all you know is that you have to act fast. When elder abuse is …

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open-road

Auto Accidents

Google Self-Driving Car Causes First Crash

At the end of February, it was widely reported that one of Google’s self-driving cars (SDC) had been involved in a minor crash. There wasn’t much news in that: Google …

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traffic-at-night

Auto Accidents

10 Common Causes of Traffic Accidents

Despite new advances in vehicle technology, such as backup cameras, adaptive headlights, and forward collision systems (FCS), car accidents still happen. An estimate of 38,300 people were killed on the …

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nursing-home-neglect

Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

Three Steps to Take When You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

As defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, elder abuse is defined as abuse or neglect by caregivers or other persons of those age 60 or older. Unfortunately, …

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smartphone-apps

Auto Accidents

Snapchat and Car Crashes

Technology professionals have long used the concept of a “killer app” to describe an application so useful or game changing that it can quickly move users onto a new platform …

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smiling-baby

Products Liability

Fisher-Price Recalls Infant Swings

Fisher-Price recently recalled several models of infant cradle swings due to a defect that could lead to the seat falling unexpectedly from the swing base and causing injury. Although no …

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martial-arts-karate

Personal Injury

Indiana Personal Injury Lawsuit Involving Karate Kick Moves Forward

An Indiana Court of Appeals decision might be moving toward adding to the body of precedent around Indiana personal injury sports cases. The decision, which allows the case to move …

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steering-wheel

Products Liability

Subaru Recall: Take Immediate Action

Subaru recently announced a recall with stronger language than most manufacturers use in similar situations: Owners of the affected vehicles were asked to “please not drive your car until it …

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woman-driving

Auto Accidents

Warn Your Teen: The One Hundred Deadliest Days Are Here

If there’s a teen driver in your family, now is the time to emphasize that they need to be extra careful. We’re now entering a period of the year that …

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wooden-gavel

Legal Process

What to Do When Your Life Has Taken a Turn for the Worst

During an accident, it seems as if time stops. In that moment, it’s your every hope to prevent the car accident or work injury that wasn’t your fault. In those …

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medicine-tablets

Drug Injuries

Accurate Reporting to the FDA Could Prevent Drug Injuries

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) exists to make sure that drugs are thoroughly tested for safety and effectiveness before they’re made available to the public. Reducing the number of …

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construction-helmets

Workplace Accidents

Work Injuries: New OSHA Reporting Gets Results

There’s an important new number in workplace safety: 10,388. That’s the number of workers who suffered serious work injuries in the United States during 2015. The number was captured largely due …

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rear-end-collision

Auto Accidents

The Goal: Reduce the Number of Rear-End Car Accidents

Safer cars are coming soon, and drivers will have a new kind of braking system to thank for it. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced in March that …

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concussion-test

Brain Injuries

How to Identify the Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion

Concussions are very common; however, they’re often not treated like the serious injuries that they really are. Possibly because they’re relatively easy to obtain—especially when participating in contact sports such …

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brain-scan

Brain Injuries

Concussions: A Hidden Danger to Young Children’s Growing Minds

Concussion awareness has been growing in recent years as research has drawn stronger conclusions about the short- and long-term risks of traumatic brain injury (TBI), especially among athletes. Some of …

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art-museum

Premises Liability

Man Requires Surgeries After Fall in Art Museum

An energy-efficiency engineer that suffered multiple fractures in a 38-foot fall at a Philadelphia museum has won a $7.25 million settlement. On May 10, attorneys announced the agreement between the …

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renovation

Products Liability

Product Liability Rules for Asbestos Changed in Recent Ruling

An Indiana Supreme Court decision last month changed the product liability rule for asbestos products, clearing the way for more mesothelioma suits in the state. The April ruling overturned part …

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medical-records

Medical Malpractice

Data Breaches Could Constitute Medical Malpractice

How secure is your healthcare 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 …

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daydreaming-driver

Auto Accidents

Daydreaming: An Underlying Cause of Indianapolis Auto Accidents

We see distracted drivers in Indianapolis every day. In fact, it’s hard to find drivers who are paying complete attention to the road. While many people associate distracted driving with …

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doctor-on-computer

Medical Malpractice

Indiana’s New Telemedicine Law Could Result in More Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

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 …

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team-of-doctors

Medical Malpractice

Pressuring Hospitals to Do Better

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 …

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bartender

Premises Liability

Indianapolis Bar Fight Leads to Death

A 59-year old St. Louis man received a head injury early on Saturday, January 9, 2016 during a bar fight at an Indianapolis establishment. He died from his injuries the …

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friends-drinking

Auto Accidents

NTSB Again Recommends Alcohol Driving Limit Change

In January, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) once again recommended that the blood alcohol content (BAC) measure used to determine drunk driving be reduced. The BAC standard in all …

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gavel-pills-money

Medical Malpractice

Indiana’s New Medical Malpractice Cap

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 …

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house-fire

Fires + Explosions

Richmond Hill House Explosion Suspect Convicted

An Indianapolis man has been found guilty of murder, arson, and insurance fraud for the part he played in a 2012 scheme to blow up a house and collect the …

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police-station

Legal Process

Indianapolis Lawsuit Spotlights Civil Forfeiture

A lawsuit filed in Indianapolis last month hopes to bring attention to a controversial practice that law enforcement in some states, including Indiana, has been using more and more in …

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busy-street

Auto Accidents

INDOT Needs to Know About Unsafe Roads in Indiana

Is there a dangerous intersection near you? A missing sign or a broken traffic signal that’s causing a safety issue? Even a pothole that’s been getting worse for weeks? Have …

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elevator

Products Liability

$10.6 Million Award in Faulty Elevator Case

The Superior Court of New Jersey recently affirmed a $10.6 million jury award for a master carpenter permanently limited by spinal injuries suffered when a service elevator he occupied suddenly …

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construction-workers

Workplace Accidents

Workplace Injuries Down, Fatalities Up

There was good news and bad news when it comes to workplace safety last year: Serious workplace injury and illness was down from the previous year, but fatal on-the-job accidents …

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pedestrian-walk-sign

Truck Accidents

Trucks Need to Consider Pedestrian Safety

In January of 2016, a Richmond, Indiana woman was hit and run over by a semi-truck while crossing a busy intersection. The driver left the scene of the accident and, …

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construction-worker-clipboard

Construction Site Accidents

Construction Is One of the Most Dangerous Industries

Construction continues to be one of the most dangerous industries in the United States. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 20 percent of all worker fatalities in …

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girl-holding-pills

Drug Injuries

Pharmacy Error Puts Girl at Risk

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 …

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drone-flying

Aviation Accidents

Drones: Flying Ahead of the Law

Drones—small, remotely-piloted aircraft—have attracted a great deal of attention. While much of the technology they use was initially developed for military applications, drones have since been adapted for other uses, …

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heater

Products Liability

Oven Causes Indianapolis House Fire

Firefighters from Indianapolis and Speedway recently responded to a call on Corwyn Road to find a single-family house in flames. Although smoke alarms alerted the residents and no one was …

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tire-pressure

Auto Accidents

The Dangers of Low Tire Pressure

The tire is one of the most important components of your car. It provides road traction, without which acceleration, steering, and braking is impossible. When your tires are degraded because of …

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electronic-logging

Truck Accidents

Electronic Logging Could Help Reduce Truck Accidents

In the trucking industry, oversight is necessary to ensure safety on the road. Drivers must log their hours to avoid driving while fatigued. Since 1938, drivers kept paper logs. However, …

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medical-staff

Medical Malpractice

Choosing a New Doctor? Choose Wisely.

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 …

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football-players

Brain Injuries

NCAA Closer to Concussion Settlement

A tentative settlement between the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and thousands of former college athletes might lead to improved awareness and treatment of sports-related concussions. The preliminary settlement would …

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talcum-powder

Products Liability

Jury Awards $72 Million in a Talcum Powder Lawsuit

A Missouri state jury recently ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million in actual and punitive damages to the family of a woman who alleged that she had contracted …

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police-car

Auto Accidents

Police Impersonators Make News

Are police impersonations on the rise? Several incidents around Indiana recently, as well as a cluster of episodes reported last fall, have made us wonder. The new reports reminded us …

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texting-and-driving

Auto Accidents

Texting and Driving Leads to Fatal Crash

Using a cell phone or other electronic device behind the wheel is a bad idea. Texting and driving is an especially bad combination, and a recent fatal accident in our …

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semi-truck-on-highway

Truck Accidents

Severity of Truck Accident Injuries Not Always Evident

The full extent of injuries sustained in truck accidents is not always obvious. Symptoms can appear much later—sometimes too late, as was the case for a forty-six-year-old man from New …

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ferris-wheel

Premises Liability

Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse Case Continues

The legal ramifications of the August 2011 collapse of a stage at the Indiana State Fair continue to make news, even four and a half years after the tragic accident that …

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frying-pans

Products Liability

DuPont Teflon Cases Ordered to Trial

What happens when a company faces more than 3,500 product liability lawsuits over the possible toxicity of one of its products? In one case, if that company is DuPont and …

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walking-boots

Auto Accidents

Pedestrian Safety: Nine Rules to Follow

Thousands of pedestrians are hit each year by motor vehicles while crossing or walking along streets, roads and highways. Because everyone must occasionally expose themselves to the dangers of motor …

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cancer-patient

Medical Malpractice

Missed Cancer Diagnosis Leads to Harmful Treatment

A medical malpractice case can revolve around any number of different factors. Sometimes it’s about an obvious medical error: an operation was performed on the wrong part of the body, …

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elderly-woman-with-cane

Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse: A Concern in Indiana

The abuse of senior citizens has become a serious concern. Many people have come to recognize that this is an issue that needs to be addressed, but there’s a problem: …

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football-helmet

Brain Injuries

A Better, Safer Football Helmet

A company is close to making a new football helmet specifically designed to reduce the risk and severity of concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI). The ZERO1 helmet, developed by …

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lip-balm

Products Liability

Dangerous Lip Balm Lawsuit Quickly Settled

Almost as soon as it was filed, a class action lawsuit against the makers of EOS lip balm was settled during the last week of January. The January 28 settlement …

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baby-in-car-seat

Products Liability

Car Seat Recall Affects More Than 70,000

A major manufacturer of child safety products has issued a recall on 71,000 infant car seats due to a problem with their handles. Britax, which has its United States headquarters …

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phone-in-car

Auto Accidents

Massachusetts Moves Toward Hand-Held Cell Phone Ban

In a move already taken by a handful of states, the Massachusetts state senate recently passed a bill that would ban all hand-held cell phone use by drivers. Hands-free devices …

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distracted-driving

Auto Accidents

Indiana Distracted Driving License Plate: Put the Phone Down

A new license plate is now available to Indiana motorists. Intended to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving, part of the plate displays the message “PUT THE PHONE …

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stethoscope-and-book

Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Reform Stalled for 2016

Indiana is going to have to wait a little longer for reform to its medical malpractice laws. A proposal in the legislature that many had expected to sail smoothly toward …

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electronic-cigarette

Products Liability

Exploding E-Cigarette Causes Truck Accident

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, have become very popular over the last couple of years. It’s estimated that at least 13% of all American adults have tried them (and that number …

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truck-in-snow

Truck Accidents

Steps to Take After a Truck Accident

On January 12, 2016, a sudden snowstorm causing slick road conditions and high wind gusts was blamed for a massive chain reaction crash involving at least forty vehicles. The crash …

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empty-hospital-bed

Medical Malpractice

Woman Dies After Being Forced From Hospital

In a case that shows a disturbing lack of concern for human welfare, a woman died recently only minutes after being forced to leave the hospital. Barbara Dawson had been …

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woman-at-doctors-office

Medical Malpractice

Cancer Patient Wins Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

In a case her attorneys noted was largely about “accountability and responsibility,” a South Carolina woman recently won a $6.9 million medical malpractice judgment against her radiologist. The case revolved …

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medical-forms

Medical Malpractice

How Indiana’s Medical Malpractice Cap Works

Do you know how medical malpractice awards are handled in Indiana? You might think that medical malpractice awards can be unlimited and that the doctor and their insurance company pay …

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indiana-state-sign

Medical Malpractice

Understanding Indiana’s Medical Malpractice Act

Which state was the first to pass medical malpractice reform legislation in 1975? Indiana. Our state caps all medical malpractice damages at $1.25 million. Since 1975, the state cap has …

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hugging-toddlers

Drug Injuries

Zofran Connected to Birth Defects

Wilson Kehoe Winingham is currently reviewing drug injury cases for mothers who took Zofran during the first trimester of pregnancy and have a child with a confirmed birth injury, such …

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highway-system

Auto Accidents

Indianapolis Area’s New “Diverging Diamond” Freeway Interchange

A newly redesigned interchange at I-65 and Worthsville Road in Greenwood, Indiana may be a bit confusing for drivers not familiar with the “diverging diamond” traffic pattern. It’s the first …

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doctor-with-patient

Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Statute Amendments

Amendments to the statutes that control medical malpractice cases in Indiana have imposed some roadblocks to filing and prosecuting those cases. Nonetheless, a person who has suffered injuries in Indiana due to …

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snow-boots

Premises Liability

‘Tis the Season for Slip and Fall Accidents

December in Indianapolis brings snow, ice and the dreaded “wintry mix” falling from the sky. It sometimes makes our roads and sidewalks treacherous, especially when temperatures fluctuate above and below freezing. …

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semi-truck-on-highway

Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents Caused By Break Failure

When large trucks such as semis and tractor-trailers are involved in an accident, mechanical failure is a common cause. The United States Department of Transportation estimates that nearly 30% of …

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road-closed-sign

Auto Accidents

Carmel to Fix Dangerous Intersection

About 90,000 cars per day come through the intersection of Keystone Avenue and 96th Street on the border of Indianapolis and Carmel, Indiana. Not only is this one of the …

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campfire

Fires + Explosions

Types and Causes of Burn Injuries

Burns are arguably one of the most painful injuries you can sustain. Between the high level of pain and the permanent disfigurement burns can cause, a burn injury can also …

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construction-accident

Construction Site Accidents

Falling Objects in Construction Areas

Injuries caused by falling objects can be devastating, even life threatening. Although falling objects can strike any part of the body, in most cases the head takes a blow in …

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prescription-medication-bottle

Drug Injuries

Can the Treatment Be Worse Than the Disease?

Pharmaceutical companies spend millions of dollars aggressively marketing their products. While the overwhelming majority of prescription drugs are helpful, occasionally a medication hits the market whose risks outweigh the advertised …

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construction-worker

Construction Site Accidents

OSHA Regulations to Avoid Construction Accidents

Construction accidents often happen due to negligence. People need to be properly trained so that there are less accidents, especially when heavy machinery is being used. The Occupational Safety and …

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cruise-ship-deck

Premises Liability

Man Injured on Cruise Ship Wins $21.5 Million Jury Verdict

A 61-year-old man from Springfield, Illinois has been awarded $21.5 million by an eight-person federal jury in Seattle, Washington following a nine-day trial. The jury calculated actual damages at $5 …

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hospital

Medical Malpractice

Indiana Hospitals Show Support for Raising the Medical Malpractice Cap

Currently, Indiana caps the amount a victim of medical malpractice may be awarded at just $1.25 million, but a recent proposal seeks to increase that number. In September, a legislative …

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kids-in-car

Auto Accidents

Keeping Kids Safe When Traveling in the Family Car

As personal injury lawyers, we see a lot of car accidents and we also help families deal with the complications that occur after these accidents. Often, children get hurt. It …

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prescription-bottles

Medical Malpractice

Distinguishing Bad Medicine From Bad Outcomes in Medical Malpractice Claims

Medical malpractice lawyers often have to wear two hats when meeting with clients who have potential claims for medical negligence. First, they must have an understanding of the legal requirements to …

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baby-car-seat

Products Liability

Product Liability in Indiana: Three Things You Need to Know

When someone is injured or killed due to a defective product, who is at fault? The manufacturer? The seller? How do you know? Product liability cases cover various instances of …

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trucks-and-cars

Truck Accidents

The Odds of Getting Into a Truck Accident

Truck accidents are much more likely to cause injury and destruction than car accidents, due simply to the weight and size of trucks on the road. Fortunately, statistics indicate that most …

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traffic-light

Auto Accidents

New Stoplights on I-65 Detour in Boone County

The lack of a traffic light at the intersection of United States 52 and State Highway 47, which is along the heavily trafficked Interstate 65 detour, has caused two deaths. …

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leather-briefcase

Legal Process

Why Hire an Attorney (Instead of Trying to Settle Your Own Claim)

How do you decide whether to settle your own claim or hire an attorney? The answer to this question depends on a number of variables, including the complexity of the …

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couple-holding-hands

Personal Injury

The Emotional Component to a Personal Injury Lawsuit

An experienced personal injury attorney won’t just settle for reimbursement of medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. They will also go after all the damages to which you …

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patient-listening-to-doctor

Medical Malpractice

Five Things You Should Know About Medical Malpractice in Indiana

Knowledge is power, as the old saying goes, and that’s certainly true about medical malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider—such as a doctor, physician, surgeon, or anesthesiologist—fails to …

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wooden-clock

Auto Accidents

Statute of Limitations: How Long You Have After a Car Accident to File a Claim

A devastating car accident is a life-changing event. You or someone you love could be seriously injured. Often, hospital stays and surgeries are required after an accident. Your first priority …

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beer-on-tap

Premises Liability

In-Store Beer Taps at Kroger: A Lawsuit in the Making

In a marketing move to try to best their competition, grocery chain Kroger is installing in-store beer taps in some of its stores. The new beer taps are aimed at …

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forklift

Construction Site Accidents

$15.2 Million Verdict in Forklift Accident Case

On Thursday, August 27, a jury in Cook County, Illinois, awarded $15.2 million to a military veteran injured in a 2012 forklift accident at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Uncertified Fork Lift …

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first-aid-kit

Auto Accidents

Must-Have Emergency Kit Items to Keep in Your Vehicle

A well-stocked emergency kit is an important safety measure you should take for your vehicle. No matter how new your vehicle is, it could break down at any time. A variety …

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injured-back

Insurance Claim Denials

Prior Injuries Can Affect New Insurance Claims

Insurance companies typically defend against personal injury claims by seeking to prove that there are in fact no new injuries or that new injuries are actually aggravations of preexisting injuries …

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construction-safety-belt

Construction Site Accidents

Don’t Ignore Construction Accidents

We all maintain our livelihood in one way or another. For some of us, it may require sitting behind a desk all day. For others, it may require a lot …

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whiplash-in-car

Auto Accidents

Recovery Tips for Whiplash After Being Rear-Ended

Whiplash is by far the most common injury following a rear-end collision. It occurs because your body moves much faster than your head in the vehicle. The head then catches …

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auto-accident

Auto Accidents

Tips to Building a Strong Auto Accident Case

Understanding the way lawyers think about personal injury claims is the first step to setting up a successful auto accident claim. Settlement ultimately depends upon how lawyers or insurance companies …

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woman-on-bridge

Premises Liability

What Happens If You’re Hurt on Public Property

It’s a property owner’s responsibility to mark hazardous areas to warn people of possible danger. You see “wet floor” signs in businesses and orange or yellow barriers around construction sites. …

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people-using-laptop

Legal Process

Proof of Negligence: The Key to Any Personal Injury Claim

If you have been in an accident or have otherwise been involved in a situation that results in significant harm—whether temporary or permanent—it is in your best interest to contact …

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dollar-bills

Legal Process

What to Do About a Low Settlement Offer

After an injury, you’ll most likely be awaiting an insurance settlement for your losses. You dutifully submitted your claim, with all the requested documentation, and then waited patiently for the …

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man-in-suit

Products Liability

The Role of Expert Witnesses in Product Liability Trials

Witnesses in a trial are generally restricted to answering questions in terms of what they saw, heard, felt, smelled or tasted. Should a witness venture to express an answer based …

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school-bus

Auto Accidents

Teach Your Kids These School Bus Safety Tips

A school bus is usually a safe means of transportation to take children to and from school, and there are many laws in place to keep it that way. Unfortunately, …

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car-accident

Auto Accidents

Say the Right Thing: Common Reasons Car Accident Insurance Claims are Denied

After a car or vehicle accident, you will need to contact your insurance company—particularly if the damage was severe or if you had to seek medical treatment for your injuries. …

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microscope

Brain Injuries

New Test For Detecting Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

One of the most serious injuries someone could face after a blow to the head or whiplash is a traumatic brain injury (TBI), but there is good news for Indiana …

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semi-truck

Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents: Why Legal Representation Is a Necessity

Truck accidents are more complex than incidents involving passenger vehicles. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding the accident, there will be a formal investigation. State, local, and possibly federal laws could …

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hospital-hallway

Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice or Just Bad Luck?

When you have an illness, condition or injury, you will probably see a doctor for treatment. If it’s life threatening or otherwise serious, you may go to the hospital. The …

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apartment-door

Premises Liability

When Landlords Don’t Maintain Safe Properties

When you’re renting a home, it’s your landlord’s responsibility to keep it safe. Unfortunately, many landlords are busy and don’t have time to keep up with properties and their shortcomings; …

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vital-signs

Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice: Definitions and Prevalence

Medical malpractice is a form of negligence by healthcare or other medical professionals. These errors, in which treatment was substandard or caused harm, illness, injury, or death to a patient, …

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drone

Aviation Accidents

Regulating Drones

Ever since Orville and Wilbur Wright completed their first pass above the beach at Kitty Hawk in 1903, flight innovation has constantly advanced forward, and human-engineered flight has come a …

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diving-board

Premises Liability

When Summer Fun Goes South: Dangers of Swimming and Diving

Swimming and diving are classic summer pastimes, and many people take to the water to have fun while the sun shines. Unfortunately, a day at the pool can easily turn …

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woman-wearing-surgical-mask

Medical Malpractice

Doctors Are People Too (and People Make Mistakes)

As a rule, we look up to doctors and other medical professionals. They’re smart, hardworking people who have put in a lot of studying and training. They, presumably, went into …

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medical-office-tools

Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice: A Survival Guide

If you’re sick or injured, you visit a doctor and hope to feel better afterward. But what if you don’t? What if the doctor makes some kind of mistake, and …

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syringes-and-pils

Medical Malpractice

Medical Misdiagnosis: The Right Cure for the Wrong Disease

Often, when you aren’t feeling well, you may wait for the illness to resolve itself before seeing a doctor. And, in many cases, that’s what happens. If the problem persists, …

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doctor-reassuring-patient

Medical Malpractice

Medical Mistakes and Your Pre-Existing Condition

Many people may think that having a pre-existing condition means that you can’t file a malpractice lawsuit if a doctor makes a mistake. Given the number of news stories and …

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man-in-wheelchair

Legal Dictionary

Permanent Total Disability: A Legal Definition

Permanent total disability, or PTD, is a benefit paid to an employee if they are permanently and totally disabled. Under Indiana law, the employer’s worker’s compensation insurance pays this benefit if …

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parked-cars

Products Liability

Update on GM Ignition Switch Product Liability News

The number of injuries and deaths linked to faulty General Motors (GM) ignition switches continue to mount. On Monday, July 20, 2014, administrators of a fund set up by the …

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woman-with-hurt-wrist

Legal Dictionary

Pain and Suffering: A Legal Definition

Pain and suffering is a phrase often associated with tort law and personal injury claims. Under Indiana law, pain and suffering is physical or mental distress for which one can …

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cars-in-traffic

Auto Accidents

The True Cost of Motor Vehicle Crashes in Indiana

Thousands of crashes involving motor vehicles occur in the United States every day. These accidents lead to injury, property damage, and loss of life. However, another factor should be considered: …

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factory-workers

Legal Dictionary

Negligence: A Legal Definition

Negligence is one of many terms that people use broadly in everyday conversation, but it carries a specific meaning when used in reference to the law. It is defined as …

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motorcycle-driver-and-helmet

Motorcycle Accidents

Back on the Horse: Riding After a Motorcycle Accident

After recovering from a motorcycle accident, you may have mixed feelings about getting back on that steel and chrome horse once again. Some motorcycle crashes are more serious than others …

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car-keys

Auto Accidents

Loaning Your Car? Protect Yourself

When you get into your automobile, you probably buckle your seat belt before you put the car in gear. Why? To protect yourself in case of an accident, of course. …

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wrongful-death

Wrongful Death

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim

Losing a loved one is a tragic and life-changing event under any circumstances. Often, there are financial burdens to bear alongside the emotional ones. If your loved one’s death was …

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motorcycle-accident

Legal Dictionary

Accident Insurance: A Legal Definition

An accident insurance policy pays a benefit in the event of accidental injury or death. These policies can vary in benefit amount and in most cases will exclude certain types …

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employee-wages

Legal Dictionary

Average Weekly Wage, Average Daily Wage: A Legal Definition

After an injury, you’ll probably start doing some research on personal injury law. When it comes to damages, you may come across different terms to describe employee wages, both on …

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caution-sign

Legal Dictionary

Endangerment: A Legal Definition

Endangerment is a tort—or action causing harm to another—in which a person exposes others to possible danger or harm. Endangerment can be intentional or accidental. Intentional Endangerment Intentional endangerment is …

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emergency-room

Medical Malpractice

Making the Wrong Medical Diagnosis

Diagnosis-related errors are more common than most of us want to ever think about. In fact, there are more medical malpractice suits filed as a result of diagnosis errors than …

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lawyer-and-clients

Legal Process

Critical Questions to Ask Your Personal Injury Lawyer

Choosing the right personal injury attorney is a crucial step toward recovering from your injuries after an accident. Your head may be swimming with questions—so many that you may fear …

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lawyer-with-gavel

Personal Injury

Negligence: The Key to Your Personal Injury Case

Have you been injured in some kind of accident? If so, you’ve probably been doing plenty of reading on the topic of personal injury and personal injury lawsuits. You might …

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group-of-lawyers

Legal Process

Building a Comprehensive Case

When building a personal injury case, there’s a lot of ground to cover. Victim and witness testimony provides a detailed account of what happened, but the narrative is only part …

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trampoline

Premises Liability

Injuries from Trampoline Accidents

According to United States Consumer Product Safety Commission data, more than 92,000 people found themselves in an emergency room after a trampoline accident in 2010. While some trampoline injuries are …

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employee-at-desk

Legal Dictionary

Disability: A Legal Definition

If you are considering legal action after an injury, it is important to know precisely what is meant by disability in a legal context. Disability as a Legal Term Disability …

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motorcycle

Motorcycle Accidents

Recovering from a Motorcycle Accident

Summer is in full swing, and more motorcycles are on the road. While many of today’s motorcycles are loaded with modern safety and comfort features, there’s no denying that a …

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legal-dictionaries

Legal Dictionary

Causation: A Legal Definition

If you’ve been searching the Internet after an injury, you’ve probably seen the term causation used in reference to personal injury law. You can get an idea of the meaning …

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baseball-game-hotdog

Personal Injury

Hot-Dog-Flinging Mascot Cleared by Missouri Appeals Court Jury

Sometimes, a jury may find that no one is at fault for an accident. Such was the case at a baseball game involving a mascot and hot dog. Accident Details …

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construction-worker

Construction Site Accidents

What to Do Following a Construction Accident

Unfortunately, working in the construction industry comes with its share of risks. Even if you are extremely careful, it is likely that you will experience an accident at one time …

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woman-and-child

Legal Process

Your Case, Your Future: You’re in Charge

An injury after an accident can have lifelong consequences. You have enough to worry about with your recovery; you want your attorney to handle the legwork of your case. When …

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person-relaxing

Legal Process

Putting Your Lawyer to Work for You

After suffering an injury, you have enough to worry about. It’s doubtful that you’re looking forward to fielding questions from the insurance company and wading through piles of forms and …

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anesthesiologist

Medical Malpractice

Jury Awards Half Million Dollar Settlement in Medical Malpractice Case

Medical malpractice can take many different forms. However, a man in Vienna, VA recently won a particularly unusual medical malpractice lawsuit he filed against the surgical team who performed his …

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man-driving-vehicle

Auto Accidents

Teen in Stolen SUV Critically Injures Man

A 14-year-old boy driving a stolen SUV crashed into a pickup truck on the evening of June 19, 2015, critically injuring the pickup driver. According to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police, the …

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insurance-papers

Insurance Claim Denials

Injury Victims: Insurance Company Profit Center

There are two ways insurance companies make money: by collecting premiums and by denying (or reducing) claims. Insurance companies, like any other business, need to make a profit. Insurance adjusters …

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elementary-school

Premises Liability

Kokomo Parents call for Cameras in Special Education Classrooms

Parents of Colton Smith, an autistic boy who attends Eastern Elementary School, are calling for the state to mandate surveillance cameras in public school special education classrooms. The boy is …

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car-bumper

Auto Accidents

Indiana Teen Narrowly Escapes Car-Semi Accident

Earlier this month, an Indiana teen barely escaped a traffic accident with her life. Accident Details On the morning of June 18, 2015, seventeen-year-old Hanna Wade was driving along I-70 …

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ear-exam

Medical Malpractice

Woman Awarded $1.7 Million from IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

Medical malpractice—negligence on the behalf of a healthcare professional that causes harm to a patient—is unfortunately all too common. In this case, an Indiana woman left the hospital with permanent …

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atv-in-mud

Auto Accidents

ATV Crash Critically Injures Helmetless Rider

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs)—also known as quad bikes, three- and four-wheelers, or quadricycles—are designed to traverse various types of terrain, as suggested by their name. ATV drivers are not required to …

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metal-guard-rail

Products Liability

Company Caught Producing Faulty Guardrails

In October 2014, a jury found Trinity Industries guilty of fraud for selling a new guardrail design as government-approved when it was not. On June 9, 2015, a Texas federal …

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orange-cat

Fires + Explosions

Pet Cat Rescued from Devastating House Fire

On June 5, 2015, a fire devastated a Southside home. Fortunately, firefighters were able to rescue the family’s 15-year-old cat from the residence before it was too late. Firefighters found …

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driving-a-car

Auto Accidents

How to Safely Handle Tailgaters

Tailgating is the dangerous practice of following a car at an unsafe distance, and it happens for a variety of reasons. Sometimes the person tailgates out of habit, regardless of …

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city-street

Auto Accidents

INDOT’s New Flashing Yellow Lights in Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Department of Transportation (INDOT) will soon install flashing yellow arrow lights at a handful of intersections throughout the city. The new yellow lights signal that drivers should yield …

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Auto Accidents

Five Guidelines for Car Drivers to Follow to Avoid Truck Accidents

The old story of David and Goliath plays out daily on the nation’s highways—except for the ending. One out of every eight traffic fatalities in 2012 involved a large truck, …

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truck-crash-blue-ford

Auto Accidents

Walmart Settles with Tracy Morgan in Car Crash Lawsuit

Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has reached a settlement with Walmart in his lawsuit against the retail giant involving a New Jersey auto accident. The crash left Morgan badly injured and killed …

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cars-on-street

Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries and Car Crashes

One of the most devastating injuries you can suffer due to an auto accident is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Annually, there are an estimated 2.5 million people seen in …

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kids-in-pool

Premises Liability

Pool Safety: Is Your Pool Up to Par?

Swimming is a popular pastime during the summer months. Children especially enjoy playing and swimming in pools, both public and private. Unfortunately, pools are often a source of danger. According …

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dietary-supplements

Drug Injuries

FDA Advisory Regarding Dietary Supplement Raises Concerns

On April 13, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advisory warning citizens to stop using Tri-Methyl Xtreme, a dietary supplement marketed by Xtreme Products of Las Vegas, Nevada, …

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Truck Accidents

What Types of Evidence to Preserve After Truck Accidents

The trucking industry is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the United States Department of Transportation. Since large commercial trucks—such as semis, tractor-trailers, and big rigs—are required …

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Medical Malpractice

Determining If You Have a Favorable Medical Malpractice Claim

Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional makes a mistake that causes a patient harm or fails to measure up to the reasonable level of care as set by their …

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Premises Liability

Students Injured in Westfield High School Stage Collapse

On April 23, 2015, during a student-led musical at Westfield High School, a portion of the stage where the students were performing collapsed beneath them. According to a report from …

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yellow-traffic-light

Auto Accidents

New Traffic Lights Might Be Confusing Drivers

While driver negligence is a common cause of car accidents, other things can cause them too. An investigation is currently taking place into an Indianapolis accident that many believe was …

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seniors-walking

Defective Medical Devices

Product Liability Case Filed Against Biomet Orthopedics

On March 19, 2015, a man filed suit against Biomet Orthopedics, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. The plaintiff asserts personal damages occurred …

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couple-holding-hands

Wrongful Death

Simultaneous Death and the Indiana Wrongful Death Statute

WKW attorney Jon Noyes authored an article for the Indiana Law Review blog resolving ambiguities of the Indiana wrongful death statute when the order of death is ambiguous. For example, what if …

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eating-and-driving

Auto Accidents

Indiana Drivers Are Distracted by More Than Just Cellphones

Recently, Indiana state police officers paid particular attention to drivers who were driving in a fashion that suggested distracted driving was to blame. Behaviors such as swerving, going too fast …

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sidewalk-construction

Construction Site Accidents

Construction Accidents and Pedestrian Safety

Construction sites pose many hazards and unsafe conditions—not only for construction workers, but for pedestrians in the area as well. Accident Details According to The New York Times, a 37-year-old woman …

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semi-truck-wheels

Truck Accidents

Correlation Between Excessive Speeds and Truck Accidents

Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveal that about 14,000 roadway accidents involving large commercial trucks took place between 2009 and 2013, claiming the lives of approximately …

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bus-passengers

Auto Accidents

Megabus Crash Leaves Nineteen Passengers Injured

A Megabus traveling from Chicago to Atlanta crashed on I-65 in Johnson County. According to a report from Indy Star, the accident occurred in an area where construction vehicles were …

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Medical Malpractice

Five Questions to Ask Your Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Choosing a medical malpractice lawyer is a decision that will significantly impact the financial and emotional lives of malpractice victims and their families. You may have very little experience choosing an …

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Medical Malpractice

Indianapolis DNA Lab Hopes to Cut Medical Malpractice with More Accurate Testing

About once a week, Strand Analytical Laboratories finds an error with a biopsy specimen, including contaminated samples and switched samples. Biopsy errors can result in misdiagnoses, according to a recent …

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headache

Auto Accidents

Minor Injuries Can Become Major Injuries

Recently, more than a dozen people were injured in a downtown Indianapolis bus crash. According to an article from Indy Star, the bus—which was carrying twenty people—was traveling eastbound through …

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semi-truck-and-trailer

Truck Accidents

Federal Trucking Regulations Help Prevent Accidents

Accidents involving commercial trucks are often catastrophic. There are federal trucking regulations in place to prevent as many of these accidents as possible. One of the regulations that truckers must …

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walking-in-snow

Premises Liability

A Guide to Slip and Fall Accidents

As pedestrians, we don’t always look down while walking. You can’t always be aware of the conditions around you. You might not see the raise in the sidewalk at the park …

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hip-implant-xray

Defective Medical Devices

$2.5 Million Awarded in DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuit

In 2010, Johnson & Johnson recalled nearly 93,000 DePuy hip implants due to a high failure rate. The DePuy hip system was sold in two versions. One was the ASR …

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Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice and Concierge Medicine Providers

Concierge medicine companies advertise excellent patient care and offer same-day appointments to patients for an annual membership fee. While this setup is supposed to result in better, more personalized care, …

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group-of-lawyers

Legal Process

When to Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer

Have you been injured in an accident? Did someone else’s negligent actions or lack of action cause you or a loved one harm? It may be time to contact a …

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pharmacy-bottles

Drug Injuries

FDA Requires Label Change for Low Testosterone Products

In January 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it would investigate claims of increased heart attack, stroke, and cardiac death associated with testosterone replacement therapies. Investigation of Low-T …

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dog-bite

Personal Injury

What to Do After a Dog Bite

Dogs make wonderful pets, and many of us have them in our homes. However, dog bites can cause severe injuries that result in costly medical expenses. According to the Centers …

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Truck Accidents

NTSB Safety Recommendations for the Trucking Industry

Safety in the trucking sector is an important area for federal agencies such as the National Safety Transportation Board (NTSB). In 2015, the agency created several safety recommendations due to …

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construction-workers

Construction Site Accidents

What Truly Caused Your Construction Accident Injuries

A construction accident is frequently one of the worst types of personal injuries, because it almost always involves heavy equipment or working in precarious situations. When you’re injured in these …

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semi-truck-crash

Truck Accidents

Fatal Truck Accidents in the United States

Trucking accidents are one of the most deadly mishaps in the United States. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more than 500,000 large trucks (including semis and tractor-trailers) …

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chopping-vegetables

Personal Injury

Common Household Accidents: They Could Happen to You

Every morning when you get out of bed, you’re at risk for an accident. This claim may seem like hyperbole since most household mishaps are minor, but some accidents occurring …

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cruise-ship-deck

Medical Malpractice

Florida Decision Puts Cruise Ships in Liability Spotlight

When negligence occurs at a hospital, patients or their families may be entitled to compensation for things like medical expenses and pain and suffering. What about when medical negligence happens …

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smiling-attorney

Legal Process

Common Myths About Personal Injury Attorneys

If you’ve been involved in an accident, hiring a personal injury attorney may be necessary so that you can recover damages. Many people are hesitant to contact a personal injury …

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Legal Process

How to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney

After you have suffered a wrongful injury, seeking a personal injury attorney is a must. It’s important to choose the lawyer for you and your case. The myriad of cases …

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people-with-phones

Personal Injury

Why It’s Important to Stay Away from Social Media After an Accident

Social media is a large part of life for many people today. Unfortunately, after an accident or injury, posting on social media can potentially create serious legal issues. Most personal …

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cars-on-road

Auto Accidents

Recovering from a Car Accident

A car accident can be traumatic, both mentally and physically. Healing can be a long process, but the sooner you start, the quicker you will begin to feel better. Your …

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state-fair

Premises Liability

Settlement Reached in Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse

An announcement regarding a settlement in the 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse occurred on Friday, December 18, 2014, as reported by the Indy Star. Previous State Settlement On August …

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construction-tools

Construction Site Accidents

Construction Accident Stresses the Importance of Accountability

A bizarre accident in New Jersey last month emphasizes the need for companies and general contractors to ensure that everyone on a construction site abides by safety rules, even ones …

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helping-hand

Personal Injury

Good Samaritan Laws Can Affect Personal Injury Claims

On December 17, 2014, an Ohio appellate court upheld a lower court ruling against a man who filed a personal injury lawsuit against a so-called “Good Samaritan.” The individual had …

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surgeons

Defective Medical Devices

Power Morcellator Liability Claims Impacted by New FDA Ruling

Medical device manufacturers may face product liability claims when patients are harmed by the devices that they make and market. The use of laparoscopic power morcellators in fibroid surgery has been allegedly …

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car-ignition

Products Liability

GM Ignition Switch Recall Leads to Exoneration

A judge in Van Zandt County, Texas, ruled on November 24, 2014 that a woman who previously pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide in the traffic death of her fiancé …

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football-player

Brain Injuries

A Former Football Player’s Quest for Concussion Awareness

A young man from White County, Indiana suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) while playing high school football for the Frontier Falcons. Now, he has written a book about his …

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smiling-construction-workers

Construction Site Accidents

Construction Accidents: Risks, Facts, and Repercussions

Construction accidents carry a higher incidence of risk than many other professions. Workers are exposed to hazardous chemicals, heavy machinery, and hazardous building materials, and they risk falling from scaffolding …

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pill-bottle

Drug Injuries

The Potential Side Effects of SSRIs

When a new generation of antidepressants arrived in the late 1980s, they offered a more refined way to treat various psychiatric conditions like depression, anxiety attacks, and personality disorders. Prozac …

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surgical-team

Medical Malpractice

What to Do If You Were Subjected to Unnecessary Surgery

Multiple lawsuits have been initiated against three cardiologists and a hospital in Northwest Indiana. These medical malpractice charges involve unnecessary cardiac surgeries and other invasive procedures. According to recent news reports, …

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construction-scaffolding

Construction Site Accidents

The Most Common Type of Construction Accident

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the most common types of construction accidents resulting in deaths are classified as the “fatal four.” These common construction site accidents …

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mri-scanner

Brain Injuries

Long-Term Effects of Mild Brain Injuries

When it comes to brain injuries, many people think that only severe injuries warrant legal action. However, even though the medical field has a lot of knowledge about how severe …

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elderly-couple

Defective Medical Devices

Stryker Agrees to Settle Defective Hip Implant Lawsuits

On Monday, November 3, 2014, medical technologies giant Stryker agreed to pay at least $1.43 billion to settle defective hip implant lawsuits filed by injured patients who underwent revision surgeries to …

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prescription-pad

Drug Injuries

Indiana Pain Clinic Doctor Under Investigation

William Hedrick, a physician who founded the Centers for Pain Relief (also known as the Indiana Pain Center), is under investigation for over-prescribing medications as well as possible forgery and …

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government-building

Legal Process

Four Times You Might Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

While the situations on TV legal dramas always appear shocking and extreme, there are many instances when a normal person may need a personal injury lawyer. You could be entitled …

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Brain Injuries

Long-Term Costs of Traumatic Brain Injuries

A recent article from Bloomberg News took an in-depth look at a truck accident that resulted in the death of one woman and serious injuries to her two teenage sons. …

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medication

Drug Injuries

Takeda Pharmaceuticals Accused of Hiding Dangers of Actos

Actos is a Type 2 diabetes drug that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1999. The drug decreases insulin resistance and decreases glucose made in the …

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medical-injection

Drug Injuries

Tainted Steroid Lawsuits Heating Up in Indiana

A number of medical malpractice lawsuits are starting to appear in the courts related to the revelation that hundreds of patients were made ill thanks to tainted steroid solutions. The suits …

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doctors-studying-x-ray

Medical Malpractice

Three Types of Medical Malpractice That May Surprise You

Medical malpractice is often equated with instances like botched surgeries or birth injuries, but it is much more prevalent than that. You may have been the victim of medical malpractice …

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baby-in-car-seat

Auto Accidents

Child Restraint Systems: Indiana Laws and Recommendations

In honor of National Child Passenger Safety Week, we want to inform you about Indiana’s laws concerning infant and booster seats. There’s never been a better time to get up …

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red-tractor-trailer

Truck Accidents

The Aftermath of a Truck Accident

Large trucks pose a serious hazard on the road, particularly to smaller vehicles. Data reported in 2012 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that close to 4,000 people …

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Medical Malpractice

California Medical Malpractice Prop 46 Includes Drug Testing for Doctors

One of the more expensive ballot initiative fights is taking place in California for the 2014 fall elections. The initiative is Proposition 46, which would raise the cap for pain …

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texting-and-driving

Auto Accidents

Distracted Driving: A Dangerous Practice

There is a good chance you know someone who has texted while driving. You may have even done it yourself. But did you know that the practice has been illegal …

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Medical Malpractice

How the Affordable Care Act May Affect Medical Malpractice

A June 2014 article in Insurance Journal suggested that the Affordable Care Act, by changing how medicine is practiced, is also going to change how medical malpractice is viewed and, …

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Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Case Challenges Non-Economic Award Cap

A jury in Milwaukee has awarded a woman $25.3 million in a medical malpractice case that involves the failure of a doctor and a physician’s assistant to provide an alternative …

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group-of-men

Drug Injuries

Testosterone Replacement Litigation Being Consolidated

According to the Food and Drug Administration, an estimated 4 to 5 million American men may suffer from low testosterone, but only 5 percent are currently being treated. Low Testosterone …

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ignition-switch

Products Liability

GM Recalls 20 Million Cars in 2014

Yesterday, we wrote a blog about the 16.5 million cars that General Motors (GM) has recalled in 2014. Shortly after our post, GM announced another recall for faulty ignition switches. …

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parking-lot

Products Liability

More Ignition Switch Recalls for General Motors

16.5 million. That’s the total number of vehicles in North America that have been recalled by General Motors (GM) in 2014. That number surpasses GM’s full-year recall record of 10.75 …

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yawning-baby

Products Liability

Sixth Baby Dies While Using Nap Nanny Recliner

Baby Matters LLC announced a voluntary recall of all models of the Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners and covers in June 2013. From 2009 to 2014, the …

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doctor-and-patient

Medical Malpractice

Rand Study: Affordable Care Act to Increase Medical Malpractice Awards

A study by the Rand Corporation on the effects of the Affordable Care Act had both good and bad news attached to it. The good news is that workers’ compensation …

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youth-football

Brain Injuries

Teens and Brain Injuries: Lasting Effects

The prominent headlines about the National Football League and the devastating effects of sports-related traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have people wondering what impact concussions might have on anyone. No one …

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Legal Process

Coupons for Your Claims: A Bad Deal for Customers

By Jon Noyes, Associate Attorney Recently, General Mills has come under fire for inserting clauses into its website’s legal terms that force binding-arbitration on its customers. Customers who joined General …

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medical-tools

Medical Malpractice

Apologizing for Medical Malpractice Can Be Good Business

What should doctors do if they realize that a mistake has been made? Obviously, part of their reaction should be to try to correct the mistake or, if it is …

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people-on-speedboat

Personal Injury

Summer Boating Safety Tips

Summer is quickly approaching, and Memorial Day weekend signals the unofficial beginning of boating season throughout Indiana. We’re here to remind you about a few boating safety tips to think …

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law-office

Legal Process

Hiring the Right Personal Injury Attorney

If you’ve never hired an attorney before, keep this in mind: It’s a process. There are a lot of attorneys out there, all with varied backgrounds and case histories. And …

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medication

Drug Injuries

Lawsuits Claiming Androgel Caused Significant Injuries

Prescriptions for testosterone replacement drugs rose to 5.3 million between 2000 and 2011. Drug manufacturers are aggressively advertising the “low T” drugs for anyone experience symptoms of low testosterone. Symptoms …

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women-and-tulips

Brain Injuries

Why You Should Hire a Brain Injury Attorney

Brain injury attorneys deal with complex legal situations. If you are one of the millions of Americans who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to the negligence of …

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elderly-man-with-nurse

Medical Malpractice

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is defined as improper, unskilled, or negligent treatment of a patient by a physician, dentist, nurse, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. The very concept of medical malpractice is …

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indiana-map

Auto Accidents

Car Accidents in 2012: Indiana Traffic Fatalities

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that Indiana traffic fatalities rose in 2012, the latest year for which complete statistics are available. About 779 people died that year, …

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toy-ambulance

Auto Accidents

Move Over and Slow Down: It’s the Law

Are there different laws for yielding the right-of-way to emergency vehicles on the interstate? In short, the answer is no. Here’s what Indiana Code 9-21-8-35 has to say about what …

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person-using-phone

Auto Accidents

WKW Auto Accident App

The free WKW auto accident app is one of those things you don’t think you will ever need—until you do. And when you do, you’ll be glad you took a …

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Auto Accidents

In Need of an App to Use After a Car Accident? Download the WKW Accident App Today

All of WKW’s accident attorneys offer free case evaluations after you or a loved one have been in a wreck. But, before you contact us, we want to offer every …

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Aviation Accidents

Air Show Accidents on the Rise

By Chris Stevenson, Attorney, Pilot The first air show was held outside of Los Angeles, California in 1910. Aviation pioneers gathered to showcase their airplanes and in turn created a …

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golf-carts

Auto Accidents

Golf Cart Accidents Can Result in Serious Injury

Small towns all across America have seen an influx in golf carts on the roadways. With a top speed of 15 miles per hour, you don’t typically think of them …

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energy-drinks

Wrongful Death

Energy Drinks Can Cause Wrongful Death

Caffeine is the most consumed stimulant in the world. Look around and you’ll notice a Starbucks coffee shop on virtually every corner of the city. You’ll also notice convenience stores …

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airplane-coffee

Aviation Accidents

Indiana Woman Sues Airline Company Over Hot Coffee Spill

A Hendricks County woman has filed a lawsuit against Delta Air Lines for personal injury damage, including burns to her legs, scarring, emotional distress, lost time, medical expenses, and anticipated …

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parked-motorcycles

Motorcycle Accidents

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles offer very little protection when a collision occurs. When in a car, you’re protected with airbags, bumpers and the metal body of the car. Obviously, those protections don’t exist …

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dietary-supplements

Drug Injuries

Dietary Supplements Account for Over Half of Drug Recalls

The FDA defines a dietary supplement as a product taken by mouth that contains a dietary ingredient such as vitamins, minerals, herbs, botanicals, or amino acids, and it does not …

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motorcycles

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Safety Tips: How to Avoid Injury

By Chris Stevenson Warm weather has finally arrived in Indiana, and with that comes more motorcycles on the roadways. Motorcycle accidents can be avoided if drivers are more aware and alert …

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male-surgeon

Medical Malpractice

Too Many Patients Are Injured by Preventable Surgical Mistakes

Surgeries of all types come with a risk of error. If you are preparing for an upcoming surgery, the last thing you want to worry about is your doctor’s ability …

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texting-and-driving

Auto Accidents

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The National Safety Council (NSC) has named April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Throughout April, the NSC and the United States Department of Transportation hold campaigns to raise awareness about …

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closeup-of-eyes

Drug Injuries

Another Compounding Pharmacy Recalls Drug

Clinical Specialties of Martinez, Georgia has received reports of eye infections among patients who used the drug Avastin to treat macular degeneration, a common vision disorder in seniors. The company …

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childrens-toys

Products Liability

Number of Children’s Product Recalls Drop, But Injuries Rise

Kids in Danger (KID) recently released their annual report on children’s product recalls from the previous year. Overall, there were 97 children’s product recalls. The last time there were fewer …

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newborn-baby

Birth Injuries

Birth Injury Case May Affect Medicaid Recipients

The United States Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a heated case between a Medicaid recipient and the State of North Carolina. In Delia v. E.M.A., a child born …

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football-helmet

Brain Injuries

Athletes and Brain Injuries: A Look at Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

In recent years, there has been increasing attention on concussions and brain injuries among athletes at all levels. Currently, more than 4,000 former players are suing the National Football League …

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fireworks

Fires + Explosions

The Dangers of Making Homemade Fireworks

We recently read an article about a lucky individual who decided to make homemade fireworks. We say lucky because he and his wife escaped without injury, but the same can’t …

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safety-handrail

Medical Malpractice

Hospital Negligence May Lead to Serious Fall Injuries

A Virginia jury recently awarded $3.5 million to an 87-year-old woman who was reportedly hurt in 2006 when she fell from a hospital bed following hip surgery. Shirley Burrell allegedly …

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children-in-bounce-house

Premises Liability

Bounce House Injuries on the Rise

If you have children, chances are you’ve been to a party with bounce houses to occupy the kids (and some adults). Bounce houses are considered safer than trampolines since they …

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gas-stove

Fires + Explosions

Indianapolis Explosion Still Under Investigation

The cause of a deadly explosion on the south side of Indianapolis on November 10, 2012 is still under investigation. Public Safety Director Troy Riggs said Monday morning that the …

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checklist

Medical Malpractice

Increased Transparency Could Reduce Medical Mistakes

Even though an estimated 98,000 people die each year as a result of medical mistakes in United States hospitals, such stories rarely make headline news. According to The New England Journal …

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compounding-pharmacy

Drug Injuries

FDA Regulatory Authority Over Compounding Pharmacies Unclear

A deadly fungal meningitis outbreak that was linked to spinal steroid injections contaminated at a Massachusetts compounding facility has some lawmakers calling for increased federal oversight over pharmacies and other …

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lady-justice

Medical Malpractice

Missouri Supreme Court Strikes Down Medical Malpractice Damages Cap

Last week, the Supreme Court of Missouri struck down a 2005 state law that limited the amount of non-economic damages a jury may award in medical malpractice cases. In a …

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suvs

Products Liability

Ford Motor Co. Recalls Nearly Half a Million Escape SUVs

The Ford Motor Company is recalling half a million Ford Escape SUVs. The recall is due to problems with the accelerator pedal sticking. Ford issued a recall after an accident …

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couple-holding-helmets

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Helmet Laws Could Save Lives and Money

A recent report published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that injuries and deaths related to motorcycle crashes were significantly reduced by …

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glass-of-milk

Products Liability

Debate Over Raw Milk Safety Rages in Indiana

In the 1920s, pasteurization, or heating, of milk became a widespread practice. The heating process destroys harmful bacteria and other pathogens that may cause sicknesses such as gastroenteritis, miscarriage in …

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police-car

Auto Accidents

Indiana State Police Cracking Down on Traffic Violators

The Indiana State Police Department has announced a new initiative to crack down on traffic violators in an attempt to find aggressive drivers who are breaking the law and, in …

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woman-applying-sunscreen

Personal Injury

Summer Is Here: Don’t Forget to Protect your Skin

Warm weather has arrived, and summer vacation season is well underway. Basking in the warm glow of the sun can make us feel great, and in the short term, make …

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texting-and-driving

Auto Accidents

Another Texting While Driving Scenario

In Indiana, texting and driving was made illegal as of July 2010. If you cause an automobile accident while texting, you could be liable for texting. However, what about the …

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doctor-and-patient

Medical Malpractice

Study Reveals Wide Disparity in Costs for Appendectomy Procedures

Appendectomies are commonly performed operations, and you would expect to pay virtually the same price regardless of where in the United States you had the surgery. Right? Not necessarily. A …

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mother-and-baby

Birth Injuries

Indiana’s Midwife Laws Under Fire

Nearly 100 people were seen protesting outside the LaGrange County, Indiana courthouse on Monday, April 9. Ireena Keeslar was arrested on March 31 on a felony charge of practicing midwifery …

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senior-and-caregiver

Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

Nursing Homes Are Unprepared for Natural Disasters

Investigators with the inspector general’s office of the Health and Human Services Department have discovered that nursing homes are ill prepared to protect their frail residents during a natural disaster. …

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soccer-ball

Brain Injuries

Pediatrician Calls for Increased Research into Sports-Related Concussions in Youth

A professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington has called for more research into sports-related concussions in children and teenagers. Dr. Frederick P. Rivara published an editorial in the …

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sandwich

Products Liability

The Complexity of Food-Related Injuries

Meals are meant to be enjoyed, and food is supposed to nourish your body. Unfortunately, that is not always the case—sometimes, the things you eat make you sick. Injuries or …

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Brain Injuries

March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month

The month of March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. “Brain Injury Awareness Month honors the millions of people with brain injury, who with proper acute care, therapeutic rehabilitation and adequate …

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running-injury

Personal Injury

New Approach to Sports Injury Liability

The Indiana Supreme Court has given the state a new approach for determining liability in sports injury cases. Whereas liability in such cases had previously focused on the conduct of …

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highway-intersection

Auto Accidents

Where to Report Dangerous Intersections in Indiana

Do you live near a dangerous intersection, or do you regularly drive by one on your commute? Don’t just wait for an accident to happen: Be vigilant, drive safe, and …

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surgical-mesh

Defective Medical Devices

Surgical Mesh: FDA Alerts and What They Mean For You

Last month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered manufacturers of surgical mesh to conduct new studies of the mesh products used to treat two conditions affecting millions of women …

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car-engine

Products Liability

Obtaining Compensation for Workplace Injuries Caused by Defective Products

While working at an auto-parts manufacturing plant, a female press operator had her hand crushed and burned to the point of requiring amputation. She had reached in to remove a …

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small-airplane

Aviation Accidents

Determining Fault in General Aviation Accidents

Determining fault in general aviation accidents is often quite complex, requiring legal representation by attorneys who understand the world of aviation. Part of that complexity lies in the fact that …

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champagne-toast

Premises Liability

Social Host Laws: What Party Hosts Need to Know

It’s hard to believe the holidays are upon us once again. For some party hosts, it means popping the top on a bottle of bubbly or spicing up the eggnog. …

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lawyer-and-gavel

Workplace Accidents

What a Mesothelioma Attorney Brings to Your Asbestos Case

The National Institute of Health has estimated that 11 million people were exposed to asbestos between the years 1940 and 1978. With the latency period for mesothelioma (the time between …

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breast-cancer-awareness

Personal Injury

Breast Cancer Awareness: What You Need to Know

Do you have breast cancer, or is someone you love struggling with breast cancer? Get familiar with facts and common myths about breast cancer to help support your loved ones …

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waiver-agreement

Legal Process

Waiver Agreements: How Do They Work?

Waiver and release agreements are often assumed to completely remove all responsibility for injury or disability. In reality, however, the way waivers are written and applied is significantly more complex. …

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red-motorcycle

Motorcycle Accidents

Why Motorcycle Accidents Are Different

All motor vehicle accidents are different depending on the vehicle and situation, and nowhere is this more true than when it comes to accidents involving motorcycles. The nuances of motorcycle …

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elderly-couple

Defective Medical Devices

The DePuy ASR XL Hip Implant Recall: What It Means to You

On August 26, 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics announced the recall of both its ASR XL Acetabular Hip System as well as its ASR Hip Resurfacing System. This recall is in response …

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Auto Accidents

Uninsured and Underinsured Car Insurance Coverage in Indiana

Having an automobile accident in Indiana can become a significant financial burden for an injured person. This burden can be compounded when the at-fault party does not have insurance or …

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Legal Process

The Differences Between Civil and Criminal Trials in Indiana

Civil and criminal trials are handled differently in Indiana. The process can be confusing, so use our guide to understand how they work. Before the Trial In a civil case, …

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Legal Process

Arbitration vs. Mediation in Indiana Injury Law

Arbitration and mediation are two related methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that are all too often confused in Indiana injury law. ADR involves methods of resolving disputes outside of …

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Personal Injury

Recoverable Damages for Personal Injury Plaintiffs in Indiana

Damages refers to financial compensation awarded after a lawsuit. For personal injury claims in Indiana, a successful plaintiff is entitled to damages in a sum that reasonably compensates the plaintiff …

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Medical Malpractice

Tort Reform and Indiana Medical Malpractice Law

Since the April 2010 Gulf oil spill, there have been discussions among the public and members of the United States government about the $75 million liability cap placed on oil …

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Personal Injury

Punitive Damage Awards in Indiana

In a personal injury case, most plaintiffs are seeking damages to compensate them for an injury caused by another party. For example, after a car crash, an injured driver might …

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Insurance Claim Denials

Insurance Bad Faith Claims in Indiana

When an Indiana insurer fails to pay a claim on a policy, the policy holder has two possible legal options. Typically, when an insurer breaches the covenant of good faith and …

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Drug Injuries

Bayer Updates Label Warnings for Yaz, Yasmin Birth Control Pills

WKW is no longer accepting cases for injuries related to birth control. In the wake of over 1,000 lawsuits filed by women who claim to have suffered serious injuries from …

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Legal Process

Limitations of Lay Witnesses and Expert Testimony in Indiana

A recent Indiana Supreme Court opinion has clarified the role of an injured party’s ability to express opinions about their injury and what a defense medical expert can say about …

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Auto Accidents

Traffic Tickets as Evidence: Pros and Cons

In Indiana automobile accident litigation, the potential for a traffic ticket to be admitted into evidence is a double-edged sword. Evidence of a traffic violation issued against the plaintiff can …

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Products Liability

Chinese Drywall Under Fire for Health Issues

Drywall manufactured in China started appearing as a major player in the home building and renovation business, predominately in the southeastern United States, following the hurricane season of 2001. Unfortunately, …

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Medical Malpractice

Facts About Medical Malpractice Insurance Companies

Healthcare reform and medical malpractice have become increasingly visible issues in the current political climate. Not all of that attention is a good thing: Most healthcare reform proposals that have …

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Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents in Indiana

Indianapolis is nicknamed the “Crossroads of America” for good reason: It’s a major hub for cross-country freeway traffic, with trucks heading north, south, east, and west on Interstates 65, 69, …

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Wrongful Death

Indiana Supreme Court Affirms Rebuttable Presumption

On November 30, 2009, the Indiana Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of the plaintiff in the wrongful death case of Clay City Consolidated School Corp. v. Ronna Timberman and …

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Medical Malpractice

Healthcare System in United States Wastes $800 Billion Annually

Thomson-Reuters released a report that indicates that the United States healthcare system wastes a staggering $800 billion every year due to inefficiency, fraud, medical mistakes, and lack of preventative care. …

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Drug Injuries

Birth Control Drugs Associated with Serious Side Effects, Including Death

WKW is no longer accepting cases for injuries related to birth control. Yasmin and Yaz are two varieties of combination birth control pills (BCPs) produced by Bayer Healthcare. Yasmin was …

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Medical Malpractice

Indiana’s Medical Malpractice Caps

A recent court decision may put Indiana’s stringent medical malpractice award limits to the test. The family of Debbie Plank was awarded $8.5 million against Community Hospital North after the …

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Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Deaths

Are you safer on the highway or lying in a hospital bed? You might be surprised: Nearly 200,000 people die every year in the United States as a result of …

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Legal Process

The Pros and Cons of Structured Settlements

Many large personal injury awards and settlement amounts are often paid in part by means of a structured settlement. The way structured settlements work can vary, but usually the paying party …

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Legal Process

Using Experts to Assess Future Damages

When determining damages in personal injury cases, juries can factor in possible lost future earnings and potential future expenses to calculate a figure that reflects the actual known damages in …

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Brain Injuries

Diffuse Axonal Injuries and Their Ramifications in Injury Cases

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 …

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Auto Accidents

What to Do After an Automobile Accident

Auto accidents, such as truck collisions or car crashes, are scary. It’s important to remain calm and try not to panic. But what should you do after you have been …

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Medical Malpractice

Indiana Medical Malpractice Law: An Overview

In 1975, the Indiana General Assembly passed the Indiana Malpractice Act, which defines malpractice as a tort or breach of contract based on healthcare or professional medical services that were …

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