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Brian Tally, a Marine veteran, is fighting back, after nearly dying because of medical malpractice and still feels its effects.Continued Medical Malpractice Within the VABy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 13, 2019A former VA pathologist was charged with manslaughter in the deaths of three veteran patients, a former nurse was charged with stealing pain medication from veterans, a VA staff member was accused of sexual assaults and another former staff member is a person of interest in multiple veteran homicides, all within the past months. Three boys accused Cavins of sexual misconduct with them during physical exams which prompted the AG to request the suspension.Pediatrician Charged with Sexual Misconduct Risks License SuspensionBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 12, 2019A Jamestown pediatrician charged with sexual misconduct risks having his license suspended by the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana.Gavel on top of EKG readingsNew Trial Ordered after Court of Appeals Reverses Denied Challenge against Unwilling JurorBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 11, 2019The Indiana Court of Appeals reversed the denial of a woman’s motion to strike a potential juror who expressed an unwillingness to decide the question of damages in a wrongful death case and it will proceed to retrial. 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. close-up of doctors performing surgery“Physician Burnout” Because of Electronic Medical Records to be a Large Problem in MedicineBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 8, 2019In recent years, “physician burnout” has skyrocketed to the top of the agenda in medicine.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.