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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...How to Catch Medical Billing ErrorsHow to Catch Medical Billing Errors September 8, 2015One in 10 medical bills contains a claims error, according to a study conducted by the American Medical Association. Another study done by the Access Project, a Boston-based health care advocacy group, found billing errors occur in up to 80 percent of cases. While the actual frequency of billing errors...How the Non-Profit ‘Joint Commission’ Strives to...Non-Profit ‘Joint Commission’ to Improve Healthcare September 8, 2015An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. According to their Mission Statement,...What You Should Know About Special Needs TrustsWhat You Should Know About Special Needs TrustsSeptember 7, 2015If you want to leave money or property to a loved one with a disability, you must plan carefully. Indiana Appeals Court Upholds Stage CollapseIndiana Appeals Court Upholds Stage Collapse Liability LimitMarch 26, 2015The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld the state's $5 million cap on liability damages in a case brought by a 13-year-old Ohio girl who was hurt when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair. Cook IVC Filter MDL Litigation Heading to...Cook IVC Filter MDL Litigation Heading to Southern INMarch 26, 2015According to the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML), all pending federally filed Cook inferior vena cava (IVC) filter product liability and personal injury lawsuits will be consolidated and centralized to be heard in the Southern District of Indiana, for coordinated pretrial proceedings. Cook IVC Filters are small...Lawsuit Alleges Theft of Drugs by RNLawsuit Alleges Theft of Drugs by RN | Indiana Class Action LawsuitMarch 26, 2015Britte E. Smith, RN, who worked at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City, was arrested last month, charged with theft and possession of narcotics and interference with medical services.