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Sweeney Law FirmMichigan City Woman Awarded $14.4 Million in Federal Medical Malpractice Suit$14.4 Million Award in Federal Medical Malpractice Suit Kathryn Parker, 52, was awarded $9.4 million in a Chicago federal courtroom on April 26, 2015  after the jury found Drs. Jeffrey Rosen and Allen Mikhail guilty of negligence in the 2010 procedure that caused her injuries. Sweeney Law FirmMisdiagnosed Cancer Worse Than ThoughtAccording to the BMJ Quality and Safety Journal, an estimated 28 percent of cancers are misdiagnosed, with lymphoma being the most misdiagnosed cancer of all. The BMJ Quality and Safety Journal is a peer-reviewed healthcare journal dealing with improving patient safety and quality of care. Sweeney Law FirmMisdiagnosis Responsible for Ebola Scare in TexasWith all the talk of Ebola, it is important to remember that a patient in Dallas, Thomas Duncan, showed up at a Dallas hospital on Sept. 26 with a temperature of 100.1 degrees. He told the nurse he had recently traveled to the United States from Liberia, the hospital has...Sweeney Law FirmMonsanto Settlement with West Virginia Residents ApprovedA West Virginia judge approved a $93M settlement that was reached last February for residents of Winfield, W. Va. This town formerly hosted the Monsanto Nitro plant. The settlement includes $84M for medical monitoring and $9M for clean up of 4,500 homes affected by Monsanto producing agent orange, herbicides, and...Sweeney Law FirmMoped Driver Killed as Result of Negligent DriverMoped Driver Killed as Result of Negligent Driver South Bend police are searching for the driver of a pickup truck who hit a moped on August 24, 2014. The moped driver was killed after being dragged underneath the truck for nearly 1,000 feet. Sweeney Law FirmMore Scrutiny Needed For Blood Thinners in Nursing HomesErrors by Nursing Homes in Managing Blood Thinner The federal government is asking health inspectors nationwide to be on the lookout for errors by nursing homes in managing the blood thinner Coumadin, including those that lead to patient hospitalizations and deaths. Sweeney Law FirmMore Women, More Complications with Minimally Invasive Kidney Stone SurgeryComplications for women having minimally invasive surgery for kidney stone removal increased over a ten year period. The specific procedure known as percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) involves kidney stone extraction via a back incision and scope. Studies were done to see whether increased complications were the result of increased numbers of...Sweeney Law FirmMuncie Pain Management Clinic Raided Over Medication Error Allegations Local police joined state and federal investigators in the raid of the Centers for Pain Relief (also known as the Indiana Pain Center) amid allegations of over-prescribing of pain medications. Sweeney Law FirmMy Insights into Stroke PreventionThis article is by Richard W. Besdine, MD who talks about the stroke experience of a neuro-anatomist named Jill Bolte Taylor. While most people who have had a stroke would certainly describe it as life-altering, few would see it as a creative journey into the workings of the brain as...Sweeney Law FirmMyths and Truths about Indiana Medical MalpracticeHere are some of the myths and truths from David A. Hyman, M.D., J.D, and Charles Silver’s, J.D. article titled “Five Myths of Medical Malpractice.” Myth #1: “Malpractice crises are caused by sudden rises in payouts and claim frequency.”