October 22, 2017
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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

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

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

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 taxpayer dollars that could be better spent.   In an example of just such a case that hits close to home, a Bloomington, Indiana, doctor was … Read more

Ask The Medical Malpractice Attorney

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 play.  As a starting point, it can often take several months or longer in order to obtain the necessary medical records and conduct the the … Read more

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 trial.  The case began as an action filed by Deborah Watts of Springfield, Mo., whose son, Naython, was born with catastrophic brain injuries at Cox … Read more