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Sweeney Law FirmIndiana's Med-Mal Laws Unfairly Favor DoctorsMay 2, 2007On April 23, 2007, Mr. James Padilla, an attorney and a victim of medical negligence, wrote an excellent ""guest editorial"" on Indiana's Medical Malpractice Act. Mr. Padilla's guest editorial was published in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette at http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/journalgazette/news/editorial/17121686.htm...Sweeney Law FirmOversight of Nursing Homes is Criticized in GAO ReportApril 25, 2007Oversight of Nursing Homes Is Criticized April 22, 2007 By ROBERT PEAR WASHINGTON, April 21 ”” Federal health officials impose only minimal penalties on nursing homes repeatedly cited for mistreatment of patients, Congressional investigators say in a new report. As a result, they said, some nursing homes cycle in and...Sweeney Law FirmHealthgrades study finds that 250,000 Medicare deaths were preventableApril 6, 2007According to the Fourth Annual ""Patient Safety in American Hospitals Study"" released in April of 2007, approximately 250,000 Medicare patient deaths involving medical errors could have been prevented, the study found.    The study tracked 16 patient safety measures over the three-year period. The safety problems with the highest rate...Sweeney Law FirmCNN's 18 Month Investigation of the Claims Practices of Major Auto CarriersFebruary 12, 2007By Drew Griffin and Kathleen Johnston CNN ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- If you are injured in a minor car crash, chances are good that you will be in the fight of your life to get the insurance company to pay all the medical costs you incur -- even if the...Sweeney Law FirmAnderson Cooper of CNN investigating claims practices of State Farm & AllstateFebruary 9, 2007From Anderson Cooper's blog: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 Insurance companies fight paying billions in claims Put yourself in the driver's seat of this accident. You are heading down the street when a truck comes out of nowhere and slams into the right side of your car. The damage to the...Sweeney Law FirmSenator Lott Learns the Importance of SuingDecember 5, 2006  Cross-posted from Tort Deform: The Civil Justice Defense Blog By Laurie Gindin Beacham, Communications Director & Joanne Doroshow, Executive Director, of the Center for Justice & Democracy Sometimes an issue doesn't hit home until one's home is hit.  That appears to be the case for new Republican Senate Whip...Sweeney Law FirmThe Medical Malpractice MythMay 30, 2006In January 2005, President Bush gave a speech on medical liability “reform” in Collinsville, Ill. The president’s podium was in front of bleachers full of cheering doctors, beneath a large banner that read: “Affordable Health Care.” President Bush’s speech proceeded through the medical malpractice myth point by point: the frivolous...$21.3M Awarded in Garage Door Indiana Personal Injury Suit$21.3M Awarded in Garage Door Indiana Personal Injury SuitIndiana Personal Injury Award for Garage Door Malfunction An Indianapolis man that was paralyzed from the chest down when he was crushed by a malfunctioning garage door back in 2006 has won a $21.3 million award from the company that had serviced and inspected the door.The damages award stemmed from...Sweeney Law Firm$390,000 verdict in Stahl vs Physician Dr. WeinbergerA Merrillville, Indiana jury returned a verdict of $390,000 in favor of William Stahl against former ENT physicial Dr. Mark Weinberger for medical malpractice. Sweeney Law Firm$6.4 Million Awarded after Misdiagnosed Heart ConditionA Pennsylvania jury has awarded $6.4 million to the children of 38 year old Derrick Harlem after ER Doctors misdiagnosed his heart condition.  On May 31st, 2009, Harlem passed out while playing basketball and was taken to the Temple University Hospital emergency. Even though Harlem’s symptoms were consistent with that...