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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...Understanding HIIPA and Your RightsUnderstanding HIIPA and Your RightsJanuary 11, 2016HIPAA is a federal law that requires medical providers to protect individually identifiable health information. Like Indiana’s patient privacy laws, HIPAA states that hospitals, physicians, dentists, and others may not release protected health information except in limited circumstances.Being Informed of Dangerous Medical Products and...Being Informed of Dangerous Medical Products and DevicesJanuary 9, 2016Making decisions about personal medical procedures is never easy. We rely on medical professionals and product manufacturers to ensure that medical devices are safe and effective. The majority of time the products are safe, helping millions of individuals each year improve their quality of life. Best Lawyers 2016 Edition Cover ImageFort Wayne Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the YearFort Wayne Medical Malpractice Law - PLAINTIFFS "LAWYER OF THE YEAR" David Farnbacuh has been named the Best Lawyers' 2016 Fort Wayne Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year". Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is being honored as a...