October 22, 2017
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Indiana Nursing Home Neglect Attorney Accepted into National Trial Lawyers Top 100

We are happy to announce that the National Trial Lawyers organization has selected attorney Jeff Powless for inclusion into the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Lawyers in Indiana. The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization comprised of premier trial lawyers from across the country who have demonstrated exceptional qualifications in their area of the law. … Read more

Claim Filed Against Hospital and Physician Alleging Patient Given Deadly Dose of Fentanyl

  INDIANA — The family of a retired Crawfordsville man who died after receiving a dose of Fentanyl while a patient at a local hospital has filed a complaint alleging negligence and wrongful death with the Indiana Department of Insurance. The complaint, filed against Franciscan Health Crawfordsville, a physician, and other legal entities, alleges the … Read more

Medical Negligence Claim Filed Against Hospital After Patient Discharged Without Treatment for a Stroke

WASHINGTON, INDIANA — A former patient of Daviess County Hospital has filed a complaint with the Indiana Department of Insurance alleging medical negligence because the patient was discharged from the ER after suffering a stroke without proper and necessary assessment and treatment. As a result, the complaint alleges, the former patient has suffered severe and … Read more

Patient Dies Following Massive Overdoses Given By Hospital – Complaint Filed

St. Vincent Williamsport Hospital The family of an Indiana woman who died after being administered multiple overdoses of potent opioid pain medication while a hospital patient has filed a complaint with the Indiana Department of Insurance alleging negligence and wrongful death. The complaint was filed against St. Vincent Williamsport Hospital Inc., after the woman died in … Read more

The No. 1 Secret To Avoid Becoming A Medical Malpractice Victim

It is hard not to worry about the possibility of becoming a medical malpractice victim.  A 2013 study reported in the Journal of Patient Safety found that between 210,000 and 440,000 patients each year who go to the hospital for care suffer some type of preventable harm that contributes to their death. Well, a new study published by … Read more

Medical Malpractice Claim Filed After Bladder Lacerated And Intestine Erroneously Removed During Ovarian Surgery

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis woman has filed a medical malpractice claim with the Indiana Department of Insurance (IDOI) alleging medical negligence against an Indianapolis ob/gyn physician, Community Hospital East, and other defendants.  Filing a proposed complaint with the IDOI is a prerequisite to pursuing a claim in state court against healthcare providers covered by Indiana’s Medical … Read more

70% of Physicians Reported For Committing Sexual Misconduct With A Patient Are Never Disciplined By a Medical Licensing Board, Finds Recent Study

A recent study was conducted to determine whether physicians who were found to have committed sexual misconduct with a patient were disciplined by the state medical licensing board.  The study used data from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) which is the only national repository of legally required reports subject to accuracy review concerning disciplinary … Read more

Hiding Medical Malpractice

In the vast majority of cases, hospitals and other healthcare providers who commit medical malpractice hide the harm from their patients, according to a recent Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine report.  The study, which was published in the Journal of Patient Safety, found that fewer than 1 out of 10 acts of medical negligence … Read more

As Hoosiers, we want to believe that when we and our loved ones should need it, we will receive safe, quality healthcare.  However, many may not know that  Indiana holds the dubious distinction of ranking among the worst states in the U.S. in terms of overall healthcare quality and patient safety.   This unfortunate finding was … Read more

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 within 30 days of their original discharge.  The measures, including improved discharged planning, “health coaching” and “telehealth” monitoring are beginning to be instituted to discharged … Read more