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Clarification on Indiana medical malpractice law - K.D. vs. ChambersBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 27, 2016There has been considerable confusion surrounding the K.D. vs. Chambers case. The Indiana Court of Appeals clarified what information must be presented to a Medical Review Panel in order to preserve theories of recovery at trial.Med-Mal Settlements Forcing Nursing Homes to Leave Certain StatesBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 27, 2016In August, Canadian-owned Extendicare Health ServicesInc. said it would lease its 22 skilled-nursing homes in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia to a third-party operator. It cited a fourfold increase in liability claims in those states in recent years “despite a strong and improving quality record.” New Federal Program Asks Hospitals for Honesty in Reporting Medical ErrorsBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 27, 2016New Federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality looks to improve the reporting of medical errors in hospitals by implementing new surveillance systems. Tainted Drugs connected to death of 11 IN residentsBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 27, 2016The Indiana Court of Appeals held, on November 7, 2016 that clinics that dispensed a tainted steroid must face suit in connection with the death of 11 Indiana residents in 2012.Studies Show Medication Errors Result in Preventable Harm in up to 27% of Nursing Home PatientsBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 27, 2016Studies Show Medication Errors Result in Preventable Harm in up to 27% of Nursing Home Patients, along with other statistics. 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.