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Sweeney Law FirmIndiana Has A Serious Problem With Nursing Home UnderstaffingMarch 9, 2010Many Indiana nursing homes understaffed Associated Press March 8, 2010 INDIANAPOLIS ”” Many of Indiana’s nursing homes employ fewer critical staff members than are needed to care for often-frail residents ”” and staffing levels are particularly low at the state’s for-profit nursing homes, a newspaper has found. The...Sweeney Law FirmNursing Home Chains Settle Claims for Kickback PaymentsMarch 4, 2010Two Nursing Home Chains Pay $14M to Settle Kickback Probe John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 1, 2010 Atlanta-based Mariner Health Care Inc., subsidiary SavaSeniorCare Administrative Services LLC, and their principals will pay the federal government and several states $14 million to settle kickback allegations, the Justice Department has announced...Sweeney Law FirmCongressman Braley Addresses Medical Malpractice MythsNovember 23, 2009By CATHLEEN F. CROWLEY, Staff writer Click byline for more stories by writer. First published: Monday, November 23, 2009   WASHINGTON – A short but fiery speech made on the floor of the House of Representatives has raised the hopes of patient safety advocates across the nation. Rep. Bruce Braley,...Sweeney Law FirmA Brief Look at Life in a Nursing HomeAugust 25, 2009August 24, 2009   By KATIE ZEZIMA - New York Times MAMARONECK, N.Y. ”” For 10 days in June, Kristen Murphy chose to live somewhere she and many others fear: a nursing home. Ms. Murphy, who is in perfect health, had to learn the best way to navigate a wheelchair...Sweeney Law FirmPayments to Medical Malpractice Victims At a Record LowJuly 8, - July 7, 2009 Medical malpractice payments were at or near record lows in 2008, but a study released by Public Citizen suggests the decline almost certainly indicates that a lower percentage of injured patients received compensation, not that health safety has improved. Medical malpractice is so common, and...Sweeney Law FirmTreating the Medical Hit-And-RunJune 18, 2009By: Patrick J. Malone The Huffington Post, June 17, 2009  I wish President Obama could meet one or two of my clients who are victims of medical hit-and-runs. When the President tells the American Medical Association that he is open to curbing the rights of injured patients to sue in...Sweeney Law FirmIt's Time for Forced Arbitration to Come to an EndMay 5, 2009David Lazarus - LA Times May 3, 2009 If you have a credit card, a cellphone or even just a job, chances are you've already signed away your right to sue if something goes wrong. Mandatory arbitration clauses have become a routine part of the fine print in most financial,...Sweeney Law FirmTort Reform Videos - Coming to a Theatre Soon!April 29, 2009By: Ashby Jones - Wall Street Journal  And now for a little curmudgeonly rant: We don’t like movie trailers. Never have. We don’t like that they hold you captive before the movie starts, often give away far too much of a movie’s plot, and we really don’t like that these...Sweeney Law FirmU.S. Grapples With Solutions to Preventable Medical ErrorsApril 2, 2009  Janet Brooks, Canadien Medical Association Journal   After years of warnings from former United States president George Bush that frivolous medical malpractice lawsuits were driving doctors out of practice and inflating the cost of US health care, the weight of evidence now points to preventable errors ”” not misguided...Sweeney Law FirmNew York Times Examines the ""Independent"" Medical Examination ProcessApril 2, 2009Exams of Injured Workers Fuel Mutual Mistrust By N. R. KLEINFIELD, New York Times Dr. Hershel Samuels, an orthopedic surgeon, put his hand on the worker’s back. “Mild spasm bilaterally,” he said softly. He pressed his fingers gingerly against the side of the man’s neck. “The left cervical is tender,”...