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Repeated Medical Malpractice Offender Found with Aborted Fetuses in Home and Trunk of CarBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 11, 2019The bones of numerous fetuses have been found in the trunk of one of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer’s cars just weeks after authorities discovered more than 2,000 fetal remains in his home.Modifications for a Fair and Meaningful Medical Review PanelBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 10, 2019Cindy Harding is attorney-in-fact for her mother, Joann Sartain, who has dementia and lived at the Prairie Lakes nursing home from February 2012 until February 2014. Surgeon’s Medical Malpractice Appeal in Botched Amputation Case DeniedBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 9, 2019After Rickey Kennedy crushed two fingers on his left hand in a work-related accident, his index finger was amputated. “Physician Burnout” Because of Electronic Medical Records to be a Large Problem in MedicineBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 8, 2019In recent years, “physician burnout” has skyrocketed to the top of the agenda in medicine.Why is Causation the most Difficult Element of Medical Malpractice to Prove?By Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 8, 2019It is often difficult to prove within a reasonable degree of medical certainty that a bad surgical outcome was “caused” by negligence of the surgeon.Doctor Reveals Patient HIV Status but not Covered Under Medical Malpractice ActBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 8, 2019While G.F. was a patient at St. Catherine Hospital, Inc., doctor Vatsal Patel told G.F., in the presence of G.F.’s visiting co-worker, that his “CD4 count is low” and that he needed to see his infectious disease doctor as soon as possible. Patel, who assumed the woman was G.F.’s fiancé, later apologized to G.F. for making the statement while she was in the room.Hospital Pays Out $6 Million to Settle Medical Malpractice Against Neil ArmstrongBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 7, 2019Two years after the death of former astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first human being ever to walk on the moon, Mercy Health agreed to pay $6 million to settle his surviving family members’ allegations that medical malpractice at Fairfield Hospital had killed him.Widower not Required to Settle with Doctor Responsible for Wife’s DeathBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 7, 2019Cathy Wallen was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism and was admitted to Porter Regional Hospital, and not long after, she began to experience severe abdominal pain.Going Off-Label for Epidural Steroid Injections can land Doctors a Medical Malpractice SuitBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 7, 2019While off-label drug use isn't necessarily a breach of the standard of care, it can pose a risky proposition to both the physician and the patient. Scuffle at Psychiatric Center falls under Medical Malpractice ActBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 5, 2019Roy Martinez was a former patient at Metcalf House, a voluntary group home operated by Oaklawn Psychiatric Center that offered supervised living for patients who don’t require inpatient services.