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Sweeney Law FirmSigns of Nursing Home Neglect | Indiana Nursing Home AbuseWhen choosing a nursing home for a loved one, you expect a certain level of individual care and attention to be provided to that person. When the elderly or disabled suffer abuse or neglect, it can be difficult for them to perceive.VA Medication ErrorSouth Bend Man’s Family Alleges that VA Medication Error Responsible for DeathIndiana Medication Errors After suffering back pain related to arthritis, Frederick Milewski, a Navy veteran, was treated in August 2011 at a clinic that contracts with the Department of Veterans Affairs. A doctor prescribed Oxycodone for the pain. Two weeks later, Milewski , 55, was dead. The South Bend...Sweeney Law FirmSouthern Indiana Semi Truck Vehicle CollisionOn Wedneday July 27th, A fatal auto collision occurred on Interstate 64 in Crawford County, Indiana. The accident report stated that the victims were in a Fedex Semi Truck that left the highway and struck an overpass. There was one fatality, 51 year old James Loper and one injury, 36...Sweeney Law FirmSt Joseph County Medical Malpractice LawsuitA medical malpractice lawsuit in St Joseph County, South Bend, Indiana ended after only 3 days of trial on Thursday, July 28th when an out of court confidential settlement was reached. According to the details of the case, Brandi and Hector Lopez were seeking $10 million in damages alleging...Sweeney Law FirmState Fair Stage Collapse Personal Injury Lawsuits Scheduled for 2014Following the collapse of the main stage at the Indiana State Fair, multiple personal injury lawsuits have been filed against the state. Investigations may have shown that the rigging used to hold the equipment was insufficient to support the weight of the speakers, lights, and other equipment that fell during...Sweeney Law FirmStudents May Not Grasp Seriousness of Bomb, Gun Hoaxes, Officials SaySeveral teens have been arrested and are facing charges in Kentucky and Indiana for making threats or spreading rumors via social media about bringing guns to school, bomb threats, or threats of other violence. In addition to some students facing legal action from state law enforcement, schools are also taking...Sweeney Law FirmStudy finds MDs not always honest with patientsA survey was conducted to establish if doctors lie, and about what. The biggest issue doctors are found to lie about is in telling a terminal patient that things are not as bad as the prognosis actually is. More than half the doctors surveyed admitted to doing this. Some of the...Sweeney Law FirmStudy Finds that Male Doctors are More Likely to be Sued Than FemalesMale doctors are more than twice as likely to have legal action taken against them than their female counterparts, a recent study found. Sweeney Law FirmStudy Suggest Elder Abuse Associated with Increased Rates of HospitalizationA recent study evaluated the hospitalization rate of elder abuse victims and elderly people who had not suffered abuse. Types of elder abuse include financial exploitation, physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse, and neglect. Of elderly folks suffering two or more forms of abuse, their rate of hospitalizations was nearly...Sweeney Law FirmSubstandard Drug ManufactureSubstandard drugs are not as much of a problem in this country as in some others. In the US, the Food and Drug Administration is a government oversight program that works to ensure that products are safe, produced in sanitary conditions, and have consistency. With drugs, it is important that...