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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...Sweeney Law FirmInjured Construction Worker Sues Contractor | Indiana Construction Accident LawyersDale Sunday, who was injured when a large lift truck toppled down an embankment behind a West Lafayette home April 30, is seeking monetary compensation for his pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages. The suit accuses property owner Patrick Tharp and general contractor T.L...Sweeney Law FirmJustices issue 4 opinions tackling prejudgment interestPrejudgment interest is often requested as part of a settlement in accidents to cover expenses of inflation, interest and bills that accumulate in what may be a lengthy period between the time of the accident and the court’s final judgment. Courts in Indiana have wide discretion in deciding if prejudgment...Sweeney Law FirmKC man who walked away from nursing home found deadA 75 year old man with alzheimer's left the assisted living facility where he lived and was found dead about nine hours later. He wore a monitoring device that was supposed to alert the staff if he left the premises. It didn’t work at the time of this incident. Police...Sweeney Law FirmLawsuits for Wrongful Death & Punitive Damages filed after Indiana State Fairgrounds Stage CollapsesOn August 19th, 2011, the first lawsuits for wrongful death and punitive damages were filed after the August 13th, 2011 stage collapse at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, IN. The collapse at the Indiana State Fairgrounds occurred shortly before Sugar Land took the stage. The stage collapse resulted in...Sweeney Law FirmLeaf-Like Material “Traps Bedbugs,” say ResearchersA Balkan solution for bedbug woes uses leaves from the kidney bean plant to hook and trap the unwanted pests. Scientists are looking into how and why this works as bedbug problems become an increasingly troubling problem in every part of the world. Institutions such as hospitals, nursing homes, hotels,...Sweeney Law FirmLeafy Greens Top Source of Food Poisoning in USA study by the Centers for Disease Control has found that the food group of leafy green vegetables is the most likely to result in food poisoning. Approximately 20% of food poisoning cases involves greens such as spinach, lettuce, kale, etc. The key to preventing food borne illnesses is in...Sweeney Law FirmMalpractice damages awarded for "loss of chance"In Crown Point Indiana, a Lake Superior Court jury awarded malpractice damages to a Hammond county man whose chances of lung cancer recovery were reduced by the lack of early treatment by his health-care provider. The attorney who represented the man's family summed up the importance of the case...Sweeney Law FirmMandatory Electronic Logs for Truck DriversFederal law is changing regarding truck driver logs. Gone will be the days of paper logs that a driver could falsify in an attempt to stay on the road longer hours for more money. The law is being implemented in an effort to make the roads safer for everyone. Electronic...