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Indiana to pay family $25M in child death lawsuitIndiana to pay family $25M in child death lawsuitBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 5, 2017The Indiana attorney general and Department of Child Services’ decision to settle a lawsuit brought by a wrongly prosecuted family yielded the largest payment of its type in state history. Appeal Rules that Chiropractors Not Qualified to Proffer Opinions on ‘Complex’ Causation QuestionsAppeal Rules that Chiropractors Not Qualified to Proffer Opinions on ‘Complex’ Causation QuestionsBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 5, 2017A medical malpractice case against a Franklin County chiropractor can proceed to trial after the Indiana Court of Appeals held Wednesday that chiropractors, including those on medical review panels, are not qualified to render opinions on the cause of injuries when a case involves a “complex” causation issue.Elder Abuse MythsElder Abuse MythsBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 5, 2017Elder abuse can be a difficult subject to think about but it is something that can definitely benefit from increased awareness. Elder abuse is more common than you might think. It is crucial to learn to spot the warning signs and what you can do to help. Here are some things to know about elder abuse.Courtroom Field Trip Ends in Vicious Dog BiteCourtroom Field Trip Ends in Vicious Dog BiteBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 5, 2017The Abbotts, a Brazil, Indiana family have reached nearly $200,000 in settlements after their child was bit by a police dog. The Abbotts filed a civil lawsuit in Clay County against the Brazil Police Department, City of Brazil, Clay Superior Court Judge Blaine Akers and the Clay Community School Corporation as a result of the bite.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? Logansport Nursing Home Accused of Medical Malpractice in Elderly Man’s DeathLogansport Nursing Home Accused of Medical Malpractice in Elderly Man’s DeathBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 5, 2017The son of Elvin Rosier, a resident at a Logansport nursing home is accusing the facility of negligence and wrongful death. Rosier became a resident at Chase Center in Logansport in February of 2015. The proposed complaint states that Rosier broke his hip in a fall at Chase Center on Dec. 11, 2015, which led to a "decline in his physical condition including suspected deep tissue injury pressure ulcers, and untimely death on Dec. 22, 2015."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. Law book and gavel Appeals Court Awards Attorney Fees in Child’s Wrongful Death CaseBy Jack H. FarnbauchOctober 30, 2017John and Megan Crays filed a wrongful death suit after their 13-year-old son was electrocuted and died while swimming. The couple who owned the pool reached a settlement with the homeowners, the Crays, but the manufactured housing community where the accident occurred, Angel Shores Mobile Home Park, proceeded to a jury trial.Lawsuit document on deskIndiana Man Dead from Waterborne Infection Not Owed Duty to ProtectBy Jack H. FarnbauchOctober 30, 2017In July 2012, Waylon Abel visited West Boggs Park and was exposed to an amoeba when he swam in a body of freshwater (West Boggs Lake) on the property. Exposure to the amoeba caused Abel to contract a waterborne brain infection. Abel died on August 7, 2012 as a result of the infection. New Program Gives Indiana Elders a Voice Against AbuseNew Program Gives Indiana Elders a Voice Against AbuseBy Jack FarnbauchOctober 30, 2017There is a new program from Indiana Legal Services which provides elders and endangered adults more resources if they fall victim to crimes such as elder abuse and exploitation.This program is known as Legal Assistance for Victimized Adults (LAVA). LAVA was established at the beginning of the year with a grant from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. According to Michael Patterson, the state director for Adult Protective Services. Since 2013, the number of exploitation cases has increased 10 to 15 percent each year.