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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.close up of doctor's faceWidower 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.Demonstration of Epidural needle being injected into spineGoing 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. gavel and stethoscope on top of medical law bookScuffle 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.Female soldier performing ultrasound on patients shoulderSoldier 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. Pills, stethoscope, and syringe laid out on a tableThe 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.Gavel and stethoscope next to keyboardMedical 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. gavel and block next to medical malpractice name plateIndiana 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. medical record documentThe 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.”