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Hospital bed with patient Six Factors to Consider Before Filing a Medical Malpractice SuitBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 5, 2017Virtually all medical malpractice claims in the State of Indiana must be presented to a Medical Review Panel (usually consisting of three physicians) before the case can be filed in a court of law. Having to present a medical malpractice claim to a Medical Review Panel adds additional delay and expense to the process of obtaining justice in a medical malpractice case. Here are some of the factors you may want consider before making the decision to sue a medical provider: Updated Indiana Law Protects Abandoned Medical RecordsUpdated Indiana Law Protects Abandoned Medical RecordsBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 5, 2017What happens after you leave all your personal and financial information in a doctor’s office, and the office closes down? South Bend Family Receives $744,000 Verdict in Med Mal Case for Unnecessary SurgerySouth Bend Family Receives $744,000 Verdict in Med Mal Case for Unnecessary SurgeryBy Jack H. FarnbauchOctober 30, 2017The Dixons' attorney argues the doctor gave the family a "false choice," saying the doctor told them it was either have the surgery or live with the pain indefinitely. Indiana Medical Malpractice law has been unkind to patients since 1975.Indiana Lawyer Website Tries to Predict the Future of the Medical Malpractice Act in IndianaBy Jack H. FarnbauchOctober 30, 2017Indiana law has been unkind to medical malpractice victims since 1975 but many changes have been made in recent years.Hospital RoomMedical Malpractice Cases Against HospitalistsBy Jack H. FarnbauchOctober 30, 2017If you are hospitalized for any length of time in a larger hospital, there's a very good chance that you will receive care from a "hospitalist." A “hospitalist” is a physician who works exclusively in a hospital setting and specializes in hospital-based medicine.Medical Mistakes Kill 1,000 Patients Per Day According to Hospital Safety GroupMedical Mistakes Kill 1,000 Patients Per Day According to Hospital Safety GroupBy Jack H. FarnbauchSeptember 7, 2017The Leapfrog Group recently released its Spring 2017 Hospital Safety Guide which rates hospitals using a letter grade system...Most Common Medication Errors at PharmaciesMost Common Medication Errors at PharmaciesBy Jack H. FarnbauchSeptember 7, 2017​A recent article published by MedicineNet.com is here to help you try to avoid common medication errors.Alleged Medical Malpractice Leads to Federal Civil Rights ClaimAlleged Medical Malpractice Leads to Federal Civil Rights ClaimBy Jack H. FarnbauchSeptember 7, 2017What started as a simple medical malpractice case has turned into a Federal Civil Rights case involving racism as the heart of the issue.Rise of Doubly Booked Surgeons QuestionedRise of Doubly Booked Surgeons QuestionedBy Jack H. FarnbauchSeptember 7, 2017The practice of doing two surgeries at the same time has been standard in many teaching hospitals for decades. But now, its safety and ethics are being questioned...ESPN Reports on Rampant Medical Malpractice on IU AthletesESPN Reports on Rampant Medical Malpractice on IU AthletesBy Jack H. FarnbauchSeptember 7, 2017A new in-depth report on ESPN’s website exposes the ugly side of college athletes. The report is an "Outside the Lines feature" televised on ESPN.