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Opioids are Top Type of Medication Accounting for the Most Medical Malpractice ClaimsBy Jack H. FarnbauchFebruary 28, 2018Opioid painkillers account for more medical-malpractice claims related to drug errors than any other drug class, according to a new study recently released by the medical liability insurer Coverys. This study also illustrates the far-reaching effects of the opioid abuse epidemic.Nursing Home Care Suffers as Profits Rise for Corporate OwnersBy Jack H. FarnbauchFebruary 28, 2018According to a malpractice lawsuit brought against Allenbrooke Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a scarcity of resources including a $2 million deficit on its books in 2009 and a shortage of nurses and aides is at least partially to blame. “Sometimes we’d be short of diapers, sheets, linens,” one nurse testified.Medical Provider Jukes Statute of Limitations and Gets Suit Thrown OutBy Jack H. FarnbauchFebruary 28, 2018The estate of Margo Sue Rumell sued an ambulance service and EMTs individually after she was treated for a medical episode she experienced while boating on Simonton Lake in Elkhart on July 19, 2013. EMTs from Osolo Emergency Medical Services Inc. sought to resuscitate her, including putting in a endotracheal breathing tube. A coroner’s verdict concluded the cause of Rumell’s death was an abnormal enlargement of the heart “complicated by moderate coronary artery disease; and by the placement of the esophageal endotracheal tube.” The final coroner’s report did not mention where the endotracheal tube was placed.Court Rules that Doctor has Duty to Provide Medical RecordsBy Jack H. FarnbauchFebruary 28, 2018A doctor failed to produce requested medical records for several years.Study Reveals 7 Emergency Operations Account for 80 Percent of Hospital Costs and DeathsBy Jack H. FarnbauchFebruary 28, 2018According to new report by the Washington Post, seven types of emergency procedures reportedly account for “80 percent of all admissions, deaths, complications and inpatient costs related to emergency surgeries.”Free and Helpful Resources to Reduce Medication ErrorsBy Jack H. FarnbauchFebruary 28, 2018We have put together a short list of drug information resources.Federal Judge Denies Workers’ Claim Against Microwave Popcorn Butter ManufacturerBy Jack H. FarnbauchFebruary 28, 2018A federal judge in the Southern District of Indiana has recently ruled against 27 workers who claimed they suffered respiratory injuries from exposure to a microwave popcorn butter flavor ingredient that has been linked to lung disease in the manufacturing process.IU Study Finds Motorcycle Passengers, Not Drivers are More Likely to Suffer Traumatic Brain InjuriesBy Jack H. FarnbauchFebruary 28, 2018Motorcycle passengers are more likely to be non-compliant with protective helmet use and to suffer from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) than motorcycle drivers, according to a new IU School of Medicine study.Indianapolis Neurosurgeon Leaves Hospital Group Quickly Following Medical Malpractice ClaimsBy Jack H. FarnbauchJanuary 4, 2018Many Indianapolis patients of Dr. John Cummings are wondering where he went. An Indianapolis CBS affiliate has run a television broadcast in November 2017 asking the same question, with several medical malpractice victims coming forward. 62 Indiana Hospitals Accused of Falsifying Medical Record Request Compliance By Jack H. FarnbauchJanuary 4, 2018The complaint claims the hospitals made false claims in order to receive federal grant dollars.