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Sweeney Law FirmIndiana Highway Funds in Jeopardy Unless Stricter Drunken Driving Laws PassedState legislation vs. Washington- the federal government is unhappy with some of Indiana's laws regarding open containers and punishment for drunk drivers with a repeat history. When these laws were put into place 8 years ago, they were in compliance with federal guidelines. Upon recent review, feds have decided the...Sweeney Law FirmIndiana Nursing Home Neglect | Nursing Home AbuseINDIANA NURSING HOME ABUSE ATTORNEYS Antipsychotic drugs, such as Seroquel, have helped many people with serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. But for older people with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia, they can be deadly. The Food and Drug Administration has given these drugs a black box...Sweeney Law FirmIndiana Nursing Home Satisfaction Surveys InitiatedThis April, the State of Indiana signed a multi-year agreement with Press Ganey to conduct nursing facility satisfaction surveys; the process will be managed by Indiana's Family & Social Services Administration's Division of Aging and the Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning. Indiana will use results of the nursing facility...Sweeney Law FirmIndiana Supreme Court Rules that Late Addition of Defendants OKUnder Indiana law, a Plaintiff has two (2) years from the alleged incident to file suit. This is called the Statute of Limitations. In Camoplast Crocker, LLC, The Kelch Corporation, and Seats, Inc. v. Schoolcraft, the plaintiff sued the original defendant, Magic Circle Corporation, d/b/a Dixie Chopper, for wrongful death. ...Sweeney Law FirmIndiana texting and driving banStarting July 1st, 2011, Indiana becomes the 32nd state to enact a new law that bans texting while driving. Drivers who text while driving may be subject to a fine of up to $500 even if there is no other violation. The new texting ban is an attempt to...Sweeney Law FirmIndiana to Receive $3.3M in Drug Wholesaler SettlementThe settlement is a response by the McKesson Corporation for lawsuits involving prescription drug overcharges to Indiana Medicaid. The McKesson settlement totals 175M as several states were overcharged and initiated lawsuits against the company. A whistleblower in New Jersey brought the illegal actions of the company to light. The Medicaid...Sweeney Law FirmIndiana Uninsured Motorists | Car Accident LawyersCar insurance may be required in nearly every state. But that doesn’t mean every driver has coverage. The Insurance Research Council reports that one in seven drivers lack coverage. The City of Detroit however has a much higher rate, approaching fifty percent of drivers on the road. Sweeney Law FirmIndiana Wrongful Death LawyersINDIANA WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUITS Michael Satterfield had tried and failed several times to quit drinking alcohol. He was arrested in December in Decatur County while driving drunk. He later quit his job and turned himself in. He was to serve a two-week sentence as part of a plea deal. The...Sweeney Law FirmIndiana's Supreme Count set to review Medical Malpractice LimitsIndiana's Supreme Court is set to review a challenge to Indiana's Medical Malpractice caps. Timothy Plank who's wife Debra Plank died of an overlooked bowel obstruction was awarded an $8.5 million after winning his claim against Community Hospital north. Indiana’s Hospital Errors on the RiseIndiana’s Hospital Errors on the Rise | Medication Errors IndianaAccording to an annual study performed by the Indiana Department of Health serious medical errors are up 11% from 2012 to 2013. The figures come from of a total of 293 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, abortion clinics, and birthing centers surveyed. The study went on to look at certain types...