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Category: Medical Malpractice

Indianapolis Area Discharged Patient Safety Improves In Response to Medicare Penalties

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Mar 18, 2013
Area Hospitals Feel ‘Squeeze’ to Improve Patient Safety An article appearing in the Indianapolis Star reports on how hospitals are now coming around to reducing the occurrence of patient readmissions...

Indiana Supreme Court Rules Hospitals Can Charge Uninsured Patients Unreasonable Fees of More Than Double Without Telling The Patient

Feb 19, 2013
At the end of 2012, the Indiana Supreme Court issued a ruling in favor of healthcare conglomerate Clarian Health Partners, Inc. (now known as IU Health) that largely went unnoticed....

What You Should (and Should Not) Do If You Suspect Medical Malpractice

Jan 28, 2013
Unless and until you or a loved one has been harmed by medical malpractice, you probably have not given much thought to this subject.  No one seeking healthcare expects to...

Surgical Malpractice “Never Events” Occur More Than 4000 Times Per Year in the U.S.

Jan 13, 2013
The healthcare industry has identified certain acts of malpractice, which are so egregious, there is universal agreement that they should never occur under any circumstances.  These acts of malpractice include...

The One That Got Away – Patients Often Exit Surgery With “Retained Surgical Items”

Oct 5, 2012
As patients, we rely on our health care professionals for our safety and well-being, no more so than when we have to undergo a surgical procedure.  Yet, according to a...

Bloomington Doctor Sentenced For Health Care Fraud

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Sep 21, 2012
Recently, we posted an investigation by the Center for Public Integrity that found that fraudulent billing practices by hospitals and physicians appears to be on the rise, wasting billions of...

Eye Opening Report on Hospital and Physician Medicare Fraud

Sep 19, 2012
Health care dollars that could be spent on finding ways to reduce medical malpractice and improve patient safety appears to be falling victim to healthcare fraud and abuse.  A recent...

Ask The Medical Malpractice Attorney

Sep 14, 2012
Question: How long does it take to prosecute a medical malpractice case in Indiana? Answer: This is difficult to precisely answer because there are many variables that can come into...

Missouri Supreme Court Rules Medical Malpractice Damage Caps Unconstitutional

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Aug 19, 2012
The Missouri Supreme Court struck down a $350,000 limit on jury awards for “pain and suffering” in medical malpractice cases, saying the law violates a patient’s right to a jury...

News Report: Indianapolis Doctor Arrested on Sexual Battery Charges

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Mar 13, 2012
A local Indianapolis doctor was arrested Monday on warrants for sexual battery and battery. The warrants for the arrest were in response to several female patients’ complaints of sexual misconduct...
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