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Indiana Supreme Court Rules Dram Shop Action...Indiana Supreme Court Rules Dram Shop Action Doesn't Apply to Jointly Owned Alcohol But Remands Case for Other IssuesBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 25, 2016Indiana Supreme Court rules on premises liability and dram shop case against homeowner that furnished alcohol to invitee that died. Kroger Supermarket Must Face a Potential...Kroger Supermarket Must Face a Potential Negligence ClaimBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 24, 2016An Indiana Kroger store must answer to a claim of negligence after a medication error led to the death of Sharon Clearwaters.Indiana Bar Not Negligent Because Shooting...Indiana Bar Not Negligent Because Shooting Was Not ForeseeableBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 20, 2016Marion Indiana bar and grill found not liable for the shooting death of one of it's innocent patrons. Patients can challenge the "reasonableness" of hospital liensPatients can challenge the "reasonableness" of hospital liensBy David L. FarnbauchThe Indiana Supreme Court affirmed the right of hospital patients to challenge the "reasonableness" of hospital liens filed under Indiana's Hospital Lien Statute.Federal Government Issued Final RuleThe Federal Government Issued a Final Rule Prohibiting Nursing Homes from Imposing Forced Arbitration Clauses on New ResidentsBy David L. FarnbauchThe federal agency that oversees nursing homes (the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, "CMS", issued a final rule banning nursing homes that received Medicare and/or Medicaid funding from requiring new residents to sign admission agreements that have a "forced arbitration" clause. The final rule banning forced arbitration clauses goes into effect on November 28, 2016. The Indiana Supreme Court's Decision in PatchettThe Patchett vs. Lee - admissibility of insurance write offs inBy David L. FarnbauchThe Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that evidence of insurance write-offs is admissible in cases involving plaintiffs who have government-funded health insurance such as Medicaid and Medicare.Collateral Sources of Payment for Injuries are Not Admissible at TrialCollateral Sources of Payment for InjuriesAugust 30, 2016For many years, Indiana case law has stipulated that defense counsel can introduce collateral sources of governmental payments...Be Wary of the Dangers of Codeine Prescriptions...Dangers of Codeine Prescriptions for ChildrenAugust 30, 2016The drug codeine is a pain reducer and cough suppressant. It is a narcotic but most patients do not question the prescription of the drug if it is used as intended. However, parents should be cautious of the drug’s effects on children.Sweeney Law FirmIndiana Medical Malpractice Claims You Didn't Know ExistedDr. Nicholas King, spoke at the 28th Annual Indiana Trial Lawyer's Associate "Lifetime Achievement" seminar on Indiana Medical Malpractice Claims you didnt know existed, and how to win an MRP From a Dr's Perspective.  Patient Advocate Groups Want the Ability for...Patient Advocate Groups Want the Ability for Patients to Record SurgeriesJanuary 11, 2016A Wisconsin state congressman, inspired by a man who lost his sister after a botched surgery, introduced a bill last spring that would require hospitals to offer patients the option of recording surgeries. The National Medical Malpractice Advocacy Association is trying to get a similar measure introduced in Indiana, according...