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Doctors Encouraged to Shirk ResponsibilityDoctors Encouraged to Shirk Responsibility for ErrorsBy Jack FarnbauchJanuary 16, 2017A new study in the international journal of healthcare improvement revealed some troubling findings with...Indiana Family Continues Fight Against...Fight Against Indiana Medical Malpractice CapBy Jack FarnbauchJanuary 16, 2017An Evansville couple is keeping up a decade-long legal fight over their claims of medical malpractice in their daughter’s birth that...Indiana Appeals Court Tosses Out Suit For Failing to Follow Med Mal GuidelinesIndiana Appeals Court Tosses Out SuitBy Jack FarnbauchJanuary 16, 2017Plaintiff Ricardo S. Trevino, who was hurt when stacked exercise steps slipped out from under him during an examination...Unclear if Trump will Modify Tort Reform Measures as Part of New Healthcare ActUnclear if Trump will Modify Tort Reform Measures as Part of New Healthcare ActBy Jack FarnbauchJanuary 16, 2017There is much speculation on what the Republican’s new healthcare act replacing the Affordable Care Act will be. After the election...$4.25 Million Medical Malpractice Award$4.25 Million Malpractice Award for Goshen CoupleBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 27, 2016Elkhart wife of victim of medical malpractice has been awarded $4.25 million in damages for failure to diagnose a deadly disease. The McKee case clarifies Indiana medical malpractice...Clarification on Indiana medical malpractice law - K.D. vs. ChambersBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 27, 2016There has been considerable confusion surrounding the K.D. vs. Chambers case. The Indiana Court of Appeals clarified what information must be presented to a Medical Review Panel in order to preserve theories of recovery at trial.Med-Mal Settlements Forcing Nursing Homes to...Med-Mal Settlements Forcing Nursing Homes to Leave Certain StatesBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 27, 2016In August, Canadian-owned Extendicare Health ServicesInc. said it would lease its 22 skilled-nursing homes in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia to a third-party operator. It cited a fourfold increase in liability claims in those states in recent years “despite a strong and improving quality record.” New Federal Program Asks Hospitals...New Federal Program Asks Hospitals for Honesty in Reporting Medical ErrorsBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 27, 2016New Federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality looks to improve the reporting of medical errors in hospitals by implementing new surveillance systems. Indiana Clinics Face Suit for Tainted DrugsTainted Drugs connected to death of 11 IN residentsBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 27, 2016The Indiana Court of Appeals held, on November 7, 2016 that clinics that dispensed a tainted steroid must face suit in connection with the death of 11 Indiana residents in 2012.Over 100 Self-Reported Medical Errors in...Over 100 Self-Reported Medical Errors in Indiana Hospitals in 2014By Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 27, 2016There were over 100 Self-Reported Medical Errors in Indiana Hospitals in 2014, which is trending upwards.