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Over 100 Self-Reported Medical Errors in Indiana Hospitals in 2014By Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 27, 2016There were over 100 Self-Reported Medical Errors in Indiana Hospitals in 2014, which is trending upwards.Whiplash and What You Need to KnowBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 27, 2016The causes of whiplash along with the symptoms and everything else you need to know. IN's Medical Board Website Ranked 2nd to LastBy Jack H. FanbauchNovember 26, 2016 Unfortunately, the Indiana Medical Licensing Board's website ranks 2nd to last in the United States. According to Consumer Reports, the Indiana Medical Licensing Board's website makes it very difficult for consumers to find out whether a physician has a track record of disciplinary actions or a history of committing malpractice.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 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 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 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.The 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 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 InjuriesAugust 30, 2016For many years, Indiana case law has stipulated that defense counsel can introduce collateral sources of governmental payments...