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Finally, here are a few caveats based on interviewing many people over the years who believe they have been injured by medical malpractice.
An outline of the procedure for bringing a medical malpractice claim can be found online. While this serves as a very nice general outline of the procedural aspects of pursuing such a claim, there is no substitute for obtaining experienced competent counsel in pursuing these time consuming and complex legal matters. The actual number of medical malpractice claims filed in Indiana is quite small and the number of these claims which result in a recovery of money to compensate the patient is much lower still. Indiana saw 32 malpractice cases go to trial in 2007, 12 of which ended in favor of the plaintiffs and in 2006 nine of 26 Indiana malpractice cases ended in favor of the plaintiffs after trial.
The actual numbers of total claims filed, the amounts paid by the defendants and the number and types of medical review panel opinions since the inception of the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act in 1975 are all available online.
This is the final entry in a five-part series of blog articles giving a general overview of Indiana Medical Malpractice Law.
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