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All remains found came from abortions Klopfer performed from 2000 to 2002Repeated Medical Malpractice Offender Found with Aborted Fetuses in Home and Trunk of CarBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 11, 2019The bones of numerous fetuses have been found in the trunk of one of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer’s cars just weeks after authorities discovered more than 2,000 fetal remains in his home.Qualified health care providers are entitled to have their care reviewed by a medical review panel before being sued in state court.Modifications for a Fair and Meaningful Medical Review PanelBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 10, 2019Cindy Harding is attorney-in-fact for her mother, Joann Sartain, who has dementia and lived at the Prairie Lakes nursing home from February 2012 until February 2014. close-up of gavel and stethoscopeSurgeon’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. In a medical malpractice case where the plaintiff alleges that a doctor’s misdiagnosis or untimely diagnosis caused harm, the burden is on the plaintiff to prove that the patient’s prognosis, treatment or ultimate outcome are worse because of the delay.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.G.F.’s co-worker and friend recognized the inferences of Patel’s statements as being related to HIV/AIDS and subsequently severed all ties with G.F.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.Doctors preparing to perform surgeryHospital 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.close up of doctor's faceWidower 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.gavel and stethoscope on top of medical law bookScuffle 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.Female soldier performing ultrasound on patients shoulderSoldier 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. Gavel and stethoscope next to keyboardMedical 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.