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Medical Errors as an Option on a Death CertificateMedical Errors as an Option on a Death CertificateBy Jack H. FarnbauchJune 28, 2017Medical errors have risen to the number 3 cause of death in America, behind heart disease and cancer.Average Payouts in Medical Malpractice Claims UpPayouts in Medical Malpractice Claims Up in Recent YearsBy Jack H. FarnbauchApril 19, 2017According to a study of the National Practitioner Data Bank, the average payout for a medical malpractice claim has significantly risen.New MedAware Technology Can Reduce Medication ErrorsNew MedAware Technology Can Reduce Medication ErrorsBy Jack H. FarnbauchApril 19, 2017Controversial H.R. 1215 Up For Vote SoonControversial H.R. 1215 Up For Vote SoonBy Jack H. FarnbauchApril 19, 2017On March 22, 2017, the U.S. Congress put on the calendar, H.R. 1215, also known as the Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017. Sweeney Law Firm Indiana Court of Appeals Revives Suit of Post-Operative CareBy Jack H. FarnbauchApril 19, 2017Darlene Welsh, 82, received open heart surgery on May 2, 2011 at the Indiana Heart Hospital. Sweeney Law FirmThe Nightmare of K.D. vs. Chambers May Be Over By Jack H. FarnbauchApril 19, 2017In the case of Charles McKeen, M.D. v. Billy Turner, 53S05-1704-CT-202, the Indiana Supreme Court “expressly disapproved” of the Indiana Court of Appeals holding in K.D. v. Chambers, 951 N.E.2d 855 (Ind. Ct. App. 2011). Health Care Industry and LobbyingHealth Care Industry and LobbyingBy Jack H. FarnbauchApril 19, 2017In a heated debate such as caps on damages and other tort reform measures, it makes sense that the side with more money is going to win.Medication Errors Highly Underreported Amongst Anesthesia ProvidersMedication Errors Highly Underreported Amongst Anesthesia ProvidersBy Jack H. FarnbauchApril 19, 2017Medication errors are apparently significantly underreported by anesthesia providers, at least at certain institutions.Local Bar Association Vocally Opposes Indiana Assembly Bill Local Bar Association Vocally Opposes Indiana Assembly Bill By Jack H. FarnbauchApril 19, 2017Mother's Actions Not Considered a Contributory...Mother's Actions Not Considered a Contributory Cause in Med-Mal CaseBy Jack H. FarnbauchApril 4, 2017The Indiana Court of Appeals has rejected a doctor’s argument that a patient’s mother served as an intervening cause to the loss of the patient’s kidney and instead upheld the rule that a parent’s alleged contributory negligence may not be used as a bar to a child’s medical malpractice claim.