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$43.5 Million Dollar Verdict Against GA Nursing Home Operator$43.5 Million Dollar Verdict Against GA Nursing Home OperatorSeptember 6, 2010Nursing home operator ordered to pay $43.5 million in wrongful death lawsuit By Péralte C. Paul, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution September 3, 2010 A Georgia jury Friday ordered a Sandy Springs lawyer and nursing home operator to pay $43.5 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. The payment is to...Indiana Finally Moving Toward ""Plain English"" Jury InstructionsIndiana Finally Moving Toward ""Plain English"" Jury InstructionsSeptember 3, 2010INDIANA JUDGES ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES PLAIN ENGLISH CIVIL JURY INSTRUCTIONS AVAILABLE ON LEXISNEXIS The Indiana Model Civil Jury Instructions, written in plain English, are now available through LexisNexis. The new instructions were prepared by the Civil Instructions Committee of the Indiana Judges Association (IJA). The IJA is...Indiana Attorney General's Office - Abysmal Record of Investigating NH ComplaintsIndiana Attorney General's Office - Abysmal Record of Investigating NH ComplaintsAugust 25, 2010August 24, 2010 Indiana Nursing Homes Dodge Scrutiny Attorney general has filed 6 complaints out of 300 cases in past 5 years By Heather Gillers and Tim Evans, Indianapolis Star When state health inspectors and police investigated a rape reported at a Marion nursing home in June 2008, what they...Medical Errors Cost Nearly 20 Billion AnnuallyMedical Errors Cost Nearly 20 Billion AnnuallyAugust 18, 2010Society of Actuaries Study Finds Medical Errors Annually Cost at Least $19.5 Billion Nationwide Report shows how 1.5 million medical errors compromise quality of American healthcare and cause unnecessary waste in the system Aug. 9, 2010 Findings from a new study released today estimate that measurable medical errors cost the...Illinois Governor Signs Reform BillIllinois Governor Signs Nursing Home Reform BillAugust 6, 2010Governor Pat Quinn last week signed historic legislation that transforms Illinois’ system of care for frail older adults and persons with disabilities. The Governor signed two new laws, Senate Bill 326 and Senate Bill 2863, that improve the lives of current and future nursing home residents and are based...Pennsylvania Ct. Imposes Corp. Liability On Nursing HomesPennsylvania Ct. Imposes Corp. Liability On Nursing HomesAugust 2, 2010Pennsylvania Court Imposes Corporate Liability Upon Nursing Homes By: Leo Strupczewski 07-28-2010 A unanimous Pennsylvania Superior Court panel has ruled that a nursing home can be held corporately liable for its actions. Writing that such liability is already imposed on hospitals, health maintenance organizations and medical professional corporations, a...Indiana Appeals Court Rules that Parents of Stillborn Child Can...Stillborn Child Can Recover NIED DamagesJuly 28, 2010The Indiana Court of Appeals held today that a mother who suffers a stillbirth due to medical malpractice qualifies as an injured patient and satisfies the actual victim requirement under the Medical Malpractice Act, regardless of whether the malpractice resulted in injuries to the mother, fetus, or both. In Steven...Ind. Court Rules Atty Fees Not Recoverable in...Ind. Court Rules Atty Fees Not Recoverable in Adult Death CasesJuly 20, 2010Attorney fees not recoverable under adult wrongful death statute July 20, 2010 The Indiana Court of Appeals today disagreed about an issue of first impression regarding recovery of attorney fees under the adult wrongful death statute.  In Jeffery H. McCabe, As Representative of the Estate of Jean Francis McCabe, Decedent...Subsidizing Bad Behavior: The Injustice of...Subsidizing Bad Behavior: The Injustice of Tort Reform by Ken ConnorApril 20, 2010Subsidizing Bad Behavior: The Injustice of Tort Reform By Ken Connor On April 5, 2010, the community of Montcoal, West Virginia was devastated when an explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine took the lives of 29 men.  For the families impacted by this disaster, coping with the unexpected loss...Sweeney Law FirmOhio Has Already Proven That ""Tort Reform"" Does Not Lower Health Care CostsMarch 22, 2010Ohio's tort reform law hasn't lowered health-care costs By Stephen Koff, The Cleveland Plain Dealer March 20, 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the House of Representatives prepares to vote Sunday on a package that Democrats say will make health care more affordable, critics insist the ""big government takeover of health care""...