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Sweeney Law FirmTop Medical Errors in Indiana in 2013 | Indiana Medical ErrorFor the past eight years, the Indiana State Department of Health has forced Indiana healthcare providers to report serious adverse events. This program was implemented in order to prevent these mistakes from happening in the future. Sweeney Law FirmTort Reform explained by Susan Saladoff on The Colbert Report  Susan Saladoff, a medical malpractice attorney for 26 years has created “Hot Coffee,” a 2011 documentary that explores the impact of tort reform on the United States judicial system. The title “Hot Coffee” is named after the controversial 1994 Liebeck v. McDonalds Restaurants lawsuit which helped spark the debate...Sweeney Law FirmUnderstanding the Types of Damages Available for a Car Accident If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Indiana, you have probably wondered what sort of recovery you may be able to receive as a result of your injuries or other consequences. Sweeney Law FirmUnnecessary ProceduresSome doctors say that unnecessary tests and procedures are to blame for increasing healthcare costs. Sweeney Law FirmUrgent Warning of New Bird Flu H7N9: Could Pose Global ThreatDozens of reported cases of a strain of avian influenza A are breaking out in urban China, with 11 deaths resulting. So far, the first few people who died of the virus had weakened immune function or other health problems that put them at a greater risk of complications. The...Sweeney Law FirmUS Companies that made the 2012 Most Ethical Companies ListThis annual list provides consumers with a list of companies that support ethical practices.Sweeney Law FirmVideo Captures Abuse of 14 Year Old Boy at Military SchoolFourteen-year-old Jesse Mactagone of Auburn, California attended the St. John's Military School for a mere four days before he required surgery to repair broken bones in his legs.  According to the boy’s mother, Mactagone was pushed down while running on his first day at the military school, and cadets were...Sweeney Law FirmWeird Laws Take Effect in 2013This article outlines some laws that will be effected in a few states. It is likely that new laws enacted throughout 2013 will make these pale by comparison. In some states, old, no longer applicable laws will be modified or removed. But often, new laws come about from new, evolving...Sweeney Law FirmWhat the ""pant rant"" on talk radio misses about lawsuits  By RICHARD M. ALDERMAN Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Every so often, our legal system coughs up an attention-getting case that provides more grist for talk-show hosts calling for changes in our civil justice system. The latest example is the now-infamous lawsuit filed by an administrative law judge who sued...Sweeney Law FirmWhat You Need to Know for Today’s Auto CaseDave Farnbauch had the opportunity to speak at the June 30, 2011 Indiana Trial Lawyers Association seminar in Indianapolis on “What You Need to Know for Today’s Auto Case” on trial strategy by presenting information about "Polarizing the Case." Dave discussed the "Polarizing" concepts to other personal injury attorneys representing...