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Tag: 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...

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...

Bedsores Top List of Reported Medical Errors in Indiana

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Dec 11, 2011
On November 28, 2011 the Indiana Department of Health released the results for the 2010 Medical Errors Report, with the most common medical error being Stage 3 or Stage 4...

Study Reveals Medical Errors at Hospitals 10 Times Greater than Reported

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May 1, 2011
When you enter the hospital for a health care concern, you are usually not focused on the question of  ‘what else could go wrong with me while I am here?”....
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