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Does a Medical Malpractice Suit Change a Doctor’s Practice Habits?By Jack H. FarnbauchMarch 17, 2020A recent study reported that approximately 9 of 10 US physicians practice defensive medicine to avoid malpractice claims, which cost the United States an estimated $56 billion per year. Medical Device Kickback Scheme UncoveredBy Jack H. FarnbauchMarch 17, 2020An Indiana surgeon identified in the civil complaint only as "Dr. A" — and who performed surgeries in Hobart, Merrillville and Munster — generated "by far" more revenue for Huntley, Illinois-based Life Spine than any other physician.Lawsuit Against Pediatrician Molesting PatientsBy Jack H. FarnbauchMarch 17, 2020n a case that has been ongoing, Dr. Jonathon Cavins has been found guilty of molesting several of his juvenile male patients and a civil lawsuit is coming soon.Driver Passes Out and Kills Passenger in CrashBy Jack H. FarnbauchMarch 3, 2020While driving to Bloomington for Thanksgiving with Wanda Denson as a passenger in his vehicle, Delmer Dillard suddenly declared he was not feeling well, slumped over and passed out.Question of Nurse Practitioner's Care Goes Back to Trial CourtBy Jack H/ FarnbauchMarch 2, 2020On Dec. 1, 2015 Peter Strickholm was prescribed a medicine for his high blood pressure levels by a nurse practitioner who had recently been established as his primary-care provider.Indiana Moves to Ban Cell Phone Use on RoadwaysBy Jack H. FarnbauchFebruary 29, 2020Nearly a decade after the Indiana General Assembly passed a law meant to prohibit the use of cellphones for texting or sending emails while driving, legislators on February 24, 2020 passed a bill that almost completely bans handheld device use for drivers in moving vehicles. Expert’s Altered Testimony Negatively Affects Plaintiff’s CaseBy Jack H. FarnbauchFebruary 28, 2020In February 2013, Bosler sought treatment at a Walgreens Healthcare Clinic for acute sinusitis.Altercation in Psychiatric Hospital Falls Under Medical Malpractice ActBy Jack H. FarnbauchJanuary 21, 2020An altercation that occurred at a psychiatric hospital between a patient and a resident assistant has resulted in The Indiana Court of Appeals affirming a prior ruling that a wrongful death claim brought by the patient’s estate is subject to the Medical Malpractice Act, even when there is a factual dispute.Johnson and Johnson Settles Pelvic Mesh Class Action for $117 MillionBy Jack H. FarnbauchJanuary 21, 2020Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has reached a settlement with 41 states (including Indiana) and the District of Columbia following injuries caused by J&J’s pelvic mesh products.Nurse Practitioner Subject to Lawsuit After Signing Off on Doctor's ReportBy Jack H. FarnbauchJanuary 21, 2020On Dec. 1, 2015 Peter Strickholm was prescribed a medication for his high blood pressure by a nurse practitioner (NP) who had recently been established as his primary-care provider.