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NYT Article Warns of Risk Chain Pharmacies Pose with Medication ErrorsBy Jack H. FarnbauchMay 5, 2020Many pharmacists at companies like CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens described understaffed and chaotic workplaces where they said it had become difficult to perform their jobs safely, putting the public at risk of medication errors.Why Didn’t You Take My Medical Malpractice Case?By Jack H. FarnbauchApril 30, 2020We understand that the people who come to us may be coping with severe injuries and illnesses, the loss of a loved one, and financial difficulties.USA Today Investigation Finds Dentists Drilling Unnecessarily for Private Equity FirmsBy Jack H. FarnbauchApril 30, 2020Newsy spent more than a year examining the dental chain of North American Dental after it received a tip that the chain may be over treating patients in order to drive up revenue.U.S. Doctors Lobbying to Prevent Malpractice Suits During Covid-19 OutbreakBy Jack H. FarnbauchApril 29, 2020U.S. medical professionals on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic are lobbying policy makers for protection from potential malpractice lawsuits as hospitals triage care and physicians take on roles outside their specialties.Does a Medical Malpractice Suit Change a Doctor’s Practice Habits?By Jack H. FarnbauchMarch 17, 2020A recent study reported that approximately 9 of 10 US physicians practice defensive medicine to avoid malpractice claims, which cost the United States an estimated $56 billion per year. Question of Nurse Practitioner's Care Goes Back to Trial CourtBy Jack H/ FarnbauchMarch 2, 2020On Dec. 1, 2015 Peter Strickholm was prescribed a medicine for his high blood pressure levels by a nurse practitioner who had recently been established as his primary-care provider.Expert’s Altered Testimony Negatively Affects Plaintiff’s CaseBy Jack H. FarnbauchFebruary 28, 2020In February 2013, Bosler sought treatment at a Walgreens Healthcare Clinic for acute sinusitis.Altercation in Psychiatric Hospital Falls Under Medical Malpractice ActBy Jack H. FarnbauchJanuary 21, 2020An altercation that occurred at a psychiatric hospital between a patient and a resident assistant has resulted in The Indiana Court of Appeals affirming a prior ruling that a wrongful death claim brought by the patient’s estate is subject to the Medical Malpractice Act, even when there is a factual dispute.Johnson and Johnson Settles Pelvic Mesh Class Action for $117 MillionBy Jack H. FarnbauchJanuary 21, 2020Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has reached a settlement with 41 states (including Indiana) and the District of Columbia following injuries caused by J&J’s pelvic mesh products.Nurse Practitioner Subject to Lawsuit After Signing Off on Doctor's ReportBy Jack H. FarnbauchJanuary 21, 2020On Dec. 1, 2015 Peter Strickholm was prescribed a medication for his high blood pressure by a nurse practitioner (NP) who had recently been established as his primary-care provider.