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Sweeney Law FirmIndiana Supreme Court Rules that Late Addition of Defendants OKUnder Indiana law, a Plaintiff has two (2) years from the alleged incident to file suit. This is called the Statute of Limitations. In Camoplast Crocker, LLC, The Kelch Corporation, and Seats, Inc. v. Schoolcraft, the plaintiff sued the original defendant, Magic Circle Corporation, d/b/a Dixie Chopper, for wrongful death. ...Sweeney Law FirmIndiana texting and driving banStarting July 1st, 2011, Indiana becomes the 32nd state to enact a new law that bans texting while driving. Drivers who text while driving may be subject to a fine of up to $500 even if there is no other violation. The new texting ban is an attempt to...Sweeney Law FirmIndiana to Receive $3.3M in Drug Wholesaler SettlementThe settlement is a response by the McKesson Corporation for lawsuits involving prescription drug overcharges to Indiana Medicaid. The McKesson settlement totals 175M as several states were overcharged and initiated lawsuits against the company. A whistleblower in New Jersey brought the illegal actions of the company to light. The Medicaid...Sweeney Law FirmIndiana Uninsured Motorists | Car Accident LawyersCar insurance may be required in nearly every state. But that doesn’t mean every driver has coverage. The Insurance Research Council reports that one in seven drivers lack coverage. The City of Detroit however has a much higher rate, approaching fifty percent of drivers on the road. Sweeney Law FirmIndiana Wrongful Death LawyersINDIANA WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUITS Michael Satterfield had tried and failed several times to quit drinking alcohol. He was arrested in December in Decatur County while driving drunk. He later quit his job and turned himself in. He was to serve a two-week sentence as part of a plea deal. The...Sweeney Law FirmIndiana's Supreme Count set to review Medical Malpractice LimitsIndiana's Supreme Court is set to review a challenge to Indiana's Medical Malpractice caps. Timothy Plank who's wife Debra Plank died of an overlooked bowel obstruction was awarded an $8.5 million after winning his claim against Community Hospital north. Indiana’s Hospital Errors on the RiseIndiana’s Hospital Errors on the Rise | Medication Errors IndianaAccording to an annual study performed by the Indiana Department of Health serious medical errors are up 11% from 2012 to 2013. The figures come from of a total of 293 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, abortion clinics, and birthing centers surveyed. The study went on to look at certain types...Sweeney Law FirmInjured Construction Worker Sues Contractor | Indiana Construction Accident LawyersDale Sunday, who was injured when a large lift truck toppled down an embankment behind a West Lafayette home April 30, is seeking monetary compensation for his pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages. The suit accuses property owner Patrick Tharp and general contractor T.L...Sweeney Law FirmJustices issue 4 opinions tackling prejudgment interestPrejudgment interest is often requested as part of a settlement in accidents to cover expenses of inflation, interest and bills that accumulate in what may be a lengthy period between the time of the accident and the court’s final judgment. Courts in Indiana have wide discretion in deciding if prejudgment...Sweeney Law FirmKC man who walked away from nursing home found deadA 75 year old man with alzheimer's left the assisted living facility where he lived and was found dead about nine hours later. He wore a monitoring device that was supposed to alert the staff if he left the premises. It didn’t work at the time of this incident. Police...