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Sweeney Law FirmThe Feres DoctrineDid you know that military hospitals and health professionals cannot be sued for medical malpractice or negligence by military personnel during the performance of their duties? Due to a Supreme Court decision in 1950 known as the Feres Doctrine, military hospitals and health professionals are exempt from medical malpractice...Tips for Choosing an OB/GYN DoctorTips for Choosing an OB/GYN DoctorPicking a OB/GYN doctor has is one of the bigger decisions that a woman or couple will make during their pregnancy. This is because the doctor holds both the health of the baby/babies in their hands as well as the mother’s health. That is why you need a doctor that...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...