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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.Hospital 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.Widower 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.Going Off-Label for Epidural Steroid Injections can land Doctors a Medical Malpractice SuitBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 7, 2019While off-label drug use isn't necessarily a breach of the standard of care, it can pose a risky proposition to both the physician and the patient. Scuffle 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.Soldier 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. The Tennessean Publishes Article on Doctor with 5 Overdose Deaths Moving to IndianaBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 3, 2019A doctor accused of multiple overdose deaths has moved from state to another after discipline from a health board.Medical 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. Indiana Malpractice Damage Caps Increase on July 1By Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 1, 2019On July 1, 2019, the caps on damages set by the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act increased for the second time in two years. The Problems with Electronic Medical RecordsBy Jack H. FarnbauchOctober 31, 2019With all the zooming in and out, it’s easy to end up in the wrong record. “I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to cancel an order because I was in the wrong chart.”