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Sweeney Law FirmHolidays and Traffic AccidentsHolidays are an increased time for car accidents because more people are on the roads. There is also a greater likelihood that alcohol has been consumed by motorists. The severity of accidents also has a correlation to the time of day it occurs. This time of day and accidents relationship...Sweeney Law FirmHospital Acquired Infections--The Real StoryThe article says that one in twenty hospitalizations results in a hospital-acquired infection (HAI). Annually, it is thought that 100,000 deaths are attributable to HAI. The simple but effective practice of frequent hand washing is a great way to lower incidences of HAI. A company that has utilized remote video...Sweeney Law FirmHospitals Question Fairness of New Medicare RuleNew health management regulations that began in October 2012 involve more follow up care for patients in an effort to reduce numbers of people being readmitted to hospitals. Criticism is growing for the government program and requirements that penalizes hospitals for readmissions after treating certain illnesses (heart attack, heart failure,...Sweeney Law FirmHow to Report and Resolve Problems in Nursing HomesReporting Problems in Indiana Nursing Homes If you have a problem at a nursing home, talk to the staff involved. The staff may not know there's a problem unless you tell them. Video: How to Select the Right Nursing HomeHow to Select the Right Nursing HomeHost: Welcome back to INSight. We are joined now by Dave Farnbaugh from the Sweeney Law Firm and we're talking about something that’s really important to a lot of people my age, choosing a nursing home for our loved ones. People my age as our parents get to their older...Sweeney Law FirmIn Gun Debate, a Bigger Role Seen for InsurersThis article is about states considering mandatory liability insurance for gun owners. The states pondering such legislation are California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania. The measure is seen as an incentive for safe, responsible gun ownership. Irresponsible gun owners would face high premiums for the liability insurance, or...Sweeney Law FirmIN Man’s Med Mal Claim for “Continuing Wrong” DeniedThe Indiana Court of Appeals denied a patient’s claim of malpractice in favor of a physician and a medical group after the patient learned his allergic reactions were caused by the disinfectant used by the doctor. Sweeney Law FirmIndiana Construction Accident Kills 33 Year OldApril 16, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. 33 year old David Anderson of Brownsburg, IN was the victim of an indiana construction accident. David Anderson was killed when an excavator backed into him while placing concrete barriers for an Interstate 465 construction zone on the northeast side of Indianapolis. A witness...Sweeney Law FirmIndiana Dog Bite Victim's 57th SurgerySeven year old Indianapolis, Indiana resident Amaya Hess has gone through 57 surgeries to repair the damage done after being the victim of a savage dog attack in 2006. The most recent surgery at Riley hospital on Thursday, August 4th 2011 was to restore sight to her damaged right eye...Sweeney Law FirmIndiana Drunk Driving Case Goes to TrialIn Clifton Ervin vs. State of Indiana, Jeff Sedberry, a Carmel police officer witnessed a car driven by Clifton Ervin weaving across the center line and called the vehicle in to Fisher’s police department and intended to continue to follow the car until on-duty officers arrived. Sedberry’s plan was interrupted...