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Sweeney Law FirmState Fair Stage Collapse Personal Injury Lawsuits Scheduled for 2014Following the collapse of the main stage at the Indiana State Fair, multiple personal injury lawsuits have been filed against the state. Investigations may have shown that the rigging used to hold the equipment was insufficient to support the weight of the speakers, lights, and other equipment that fell during...Sweeney Law FirmStudents May Not Grasp Seriousness of Bomb, Gun Hoaxes, Officials SaySeveral teens have been arrested and are facing charges in Kentucky and Indiana for making threats or spreading rumors via social media about bringing guns to school, bomb threats, or threats of other violence. In addition to some students facing legal action from state law enforcement, schools are also taking...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...Federal Government Issued Final RuleThe Federal Government Issued a Final Rule Prohibiting Nursing Homes from Imposing Forced Arbitration Clauses on New ResidentsBy David L. FarnbauchThe federal agency that oversees nursing homes (the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, "CMS", issued a final rule banning nursing homes that received Medicare and/or Medicaid funding from requiring new residents to sign admission agreements that have a "forced arbitration" clause. The final rule banning forced arbitration clauses goes into effect on November 28, 2016. 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...The Indiana Supreme Court's Decision in PatchettThe Patchett vs. Lee - admissibility of insurance write offs inBy David L. FarnbauchThe Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that evidence of insurance write-offs is admissible in cases involving plaintiffs who have government-funded health insurance such as Medicaid and Medicare.