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Sweeney Law FirmDon't cry for nursing homes; industry reports healthy profits; lawsuits reflect poor patient careThis was a response to an article that was pointing out how long term care providers are leaving the state of Kentucky due to a lack of tort reform. Long term care industries are complaining that frivolous lawsuits are abundant, that the state does not have medical review panels, or...Sweeney Law FirmEditorial: Scooter Wars and Medicare FraudThis opinion piece brings up the ads seen frequently on tv that promise a substantial medicare payment towards mobility aids such as power wheelchairs and scooters. What is not often addressed is whether these devices are being paid for by government programs for people who don’t require them. Another issue...Sweeney Law FirmEight Hospital Employees Oppose Mandatory Flu Shots, Get FiredSeveral employees working for IU Health in Goshen, IN were fired from the hospital for refusing the seasonal flu shot. Several other hospitals in Indiana also have vaccination requirements. Employees were allowed to apply for exemptions to the rule based on medical or religious reasons, and the hospital reviews the...Sweeney Law FirmElder Abuse: Stories from an Assisted Living ResidentThe author of this article does not have complaints about gross negligence issues in the assisted living home where he resides. He addresses some small issues with the home that still have negative effects in how well he can carry on with his day and cope with life mentally in...Sweeney Law FirmEmotional Distress can be heard by trial courtIndiana Court of Appeals rules that Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress in a hospital can be heard by trial court An appeal to the Indiana Court of Appeals was handed down on September 26, 2014. Originally a Marion County Superior Court civil case, the Indiana Court of Appeals decided that...Sweeney Law FirmEmployer was not Vicariously Liable for Employee who was Driving Home from Work MeetingCurt Carlson and his employer, Jim Krampen, owner of Seven Corners, a hotel in Carmel, Indiana, met with a client at the hotel.  They consumed alcohol and had dinner. Sweeney Law FirmExpert Testimony to Rebut Medical Review Panel’sINDIANA MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASES In June 2010, Lloyd Perry filed with the Department of Insurance a proposed complaint alleging malpractice by a number of physicians and other healthcare providers and amended it in January 2011 to add more defendants.Sweeney Law FirmFailure to Diagnose Colon Cancer case verdict is $1.25 millionOn April 12, 2012, the Court of Appeals of Indiana upheld a $1.25 million verdict in which the 35 year old plaintiff Jeffrey Wayne Davis, alleged that his gastroenterologist failed to timely diagnose his colon cancer.Sweeney Law FirmFamily of Mt. Carmel Student Killed in Indiana Fight Files LawsuitIn an altercation at the beach, one teen was killed when punched by another. The family of the deceased teen has filed a lawsuit against the teen who threw the punch, his sister, and his mother.  The suit alleges the defendant and his sister were drunk and that she instigated...Sweeney Law FirmFatal Occupational Injuries Statistics (2009) from Statistic BrainFirstly, this website has stats on nearly anything a person could ever wish to know. The only drawback is that the data does not cover the last couple of years. Statistics for fatal occupational injuries in 2009 totalled 4,551. Of this total, nearly 93% of the fatal injuries happened to...