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Sweeney Law FirmStudy finds MDs not always honest with patientsA survey was conducted to establish if doctors lie, and about what. The biggest issue doctors are found to lie about is in telling a terminal patient that things are not as bad as the prognosis actually is. More than half the doctors surveyed admitted to doing this. Some of the...Sweeney Law FirmStudy Finds that Male Doctors are More Likely to be Sued Than FemalesMale doctors are more than twice as likely to have legal action taken against them than their female counterparts, a recent study found. Sweeney Law FirmStudy Suggest Elder Abuse Associated with Increased Rates of HospitalizationA recent study evaluated the hospitalization rate of elder abuse victims and elderly people who had not suffered abuse. Types of elder abuse include financial exploitation, physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse, and neglect. Of elderly folks suffering two or more forms of abuse, their rate of hospitalizations was nearly...Sweeney Law FirmSubstandard Drug ManufactureSubstandard drugs are not as much of a problem in this country as in some others. In the US, the Food and Drug Administration is a government oversight program that works to ensure that products are safe, produced in sanitary conditions, and have consistency. With drugs, it is important that...Sweeney Law FirmThe Current Dilemma of Elder AbuseBy: Lillian Jeter While everyone throughout the nation flocked to various locations to be with family and friends to celebrate this 4th of July holiday, there is another group behind closed doors who had little reason or opportunity to celebrate. There are no huge celebrations for this group watching fireworks...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.