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Surgeon’s Medical Malpractice Appeal in Botched Amputation Case DeniedBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 9, 2019After Rickey Kennedy crushed two fingers on his left hand in a work-related accident, his index finger was amputated. Why is Causation the most Difficult Element of Medical Malpractice to Prove?By Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 8, 2019It is often difficult to prove within a reasonable degree of medical certainty that a bad surgical outcome was “caused” by negligence of the surgeon.Doctor Reveals Patient HIV Status but not Covered Under Medical Malpractice ActBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 8, 2019While G.F. was a patient at St. Catherine Hospital, Inc., doctor Vatsal Patel told G.F., in the presence of G.F.’s visiting co-worker, that his “CD4 count is low” and that he needed to see his infectious disease doctor as soon as possible. Patel, who assumed the woman was G.F.’s fiancé, later apologized to G.F. for making the statement while she was in the room.Hospital Pays Out $6 Million to Settle Medical Malpractice Against Neil ArmstrongBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 7, 2019Two years after the death of former astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first human being ever to walk on the moon, Mercy Health agreed to pay $6 million to settle his surviving family members’ allegations that medical malpractice at Fairfield Hospital had killed him.Widower not Required to Settle with Doctor Responsible for Wife’s DeathBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 7, 2019Cathy Wallen was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism and was admitted to Porter Regional Hospital, and not long after, she began to experience severe abdominal pain.Scuffle at Psychiatric Center falls under Medical Malpractice ActBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 5, 2019Roy Martinez was a former patient at Metcalf House, a voluntary group home operated by Oaklawn Psychiatric Center that offered supervised living for patients who don’t require inpatient services.Soldier with Medical Malpractice Claim Fights to Change Law Shielding Military DoctorsBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 4, 2019Currently, active duty service members cannot sue for medical malpractice or negligence because of the 1950 Supreme Court decision in Feres v. United States. Medical Malpractice and TelemedicineBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 2, 2019With increased reliance on telemedicine, many physicians question whether the elimination of in-office, face-to-face patient encounters increases their potential medical practice liability risks. Indiana Malpractice Damage Caps Increase on July 1By Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 1, 2019On July 1, 2019, the caps on damages set by the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act increased for the second time in two years. Medical malpractice and negligence have been separately defined.Court of Appeals Rules that there is Difference between Medical Malpractice and Medical Negligence By Jack H. FarnbauchMarch 23, 2019The court determined the distinction between medical malpractice and medical negligence.