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Sweeney Law FirmEmotional Distress can be heard by trial courtIndiana Court of Appeals rules that Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress in a hospital can be heard by trial court An appeal to the Indiana Court of Appeals was handed down on September 26, 2014. Originally a Marion County Superior Court civil case, the Indiana Court of Appeals decided that...Sweeney Law FirmExpert Testimony to Rebut Medical Review Panel’sINDIANA MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASES In June 2010, Lloyd Perry filed with the Department of Insurance a proposed complaint alleging malpractice by a number of physicians and other healthcare providers and amended it in January 2011 to add more defendants.Sweeney Law FirmFailure to Diagnose Colon Cancer case verdict is $1.25 millionOn April 12, 2012, the Court of Appeals of Indiana upheld a $1.25 million verdict in which the 35 year old plaintiff Jeffrey Wayne Davis, alleged that his gastroenterologist failed to timely diagnose his colon cancer.Sweeney Law FirmFDA Warns of a Major Risk with St. Jude Heart DeviceThe FDA issued a Class I recall for St. Jude Medical, AMPLATZER TorqVue FX Delivery System on January 18, 2013. The wire insulation for the device may be faulty in some instances and could cause serious injury or death. The device is meant to repair holes in the heart atria...Sweeney Law FirmHealth Buzz: Bed Bugs may Carry MRSAIn a recent study of bed bugs removed from patients in Vancouver’s St. Paul Hospital, all 5 bed bugs were carrying bacteria that were resistant to antibiotics. Three of the bed bugs contained MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). Two of the bed bugs carried VRE (vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium). Further studies need...Sweeney Law FirmHospital Acquired Infections--The Real StoryThe article says that one in twenty hospitalizations results in a hospital-acquired infection (HAI). Annually, it is thought that 100,000 deaths are attributable to HAI. The simple but effective practice of frequent hand washing is a great way to lower incidences of HAI. A company that has utilized remote video...Sweeney Law FirmHospitals Question Fairness of New Medicare RuleNew health management regulations that began in October 2012 involve more follow up care for patients in an effort to reduce numbers of people being readmitted to hospitals. Criticism is growing for the government program and requirements that penalizes hospitals for readmissions after treating certain illnesses (heart attack, heart failure,...Sweeney Law FirmIN Man’s Med Mal Claim for “Continuing Wrong” DeniedThe Indiana Court of Appeals denied a patient’s claim of malpractice in favor of a physician and a medical group after the patient learned his allergic reactions were caused by the disinfectant used by the doctor. Sweeney Law FirmIndiana to Receive $3.3M in Drug Wholesaler SettlementThe settlement is a response by the McKesson Corporation for lawsuits involving prescription drug overcharges to Indiana Medicaid. The McKesson settlement totals 175M as several states were overcharged and initiated lawsuits against the company. A whistleblower in New Jersey brought the illegal actions of the company to light. The Medicaid...Sweeney Law FirmIndiana's Supreme Count set to review Medical Malpractice LimitsIndiana's Supreme Court is set to review a challenge to Indiana's Medical Malpractice caps. Timothy Plank who's wife Debra Plank died of an overlooked bowel obstruction was awarded an $8.5 million after winning his claim against Community Hospital north.