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elderly man in wheelchair going down a corridor4-Year-Old Suit against Nursing Home DismissedBy Jack H. FarnbauchMarch 17, 2020Cindy 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. Gavel and block with a 'Medical Malpractice' nameplateDoes 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 instrumentsMedical 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.gavel and block next to medical malpractice booksLawsuit 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.wrecked vehicle behind caution tapeDriver 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.Syringe next to a vial and a stethoscope dialQuestion 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.hand holding a cell phoneIndiana 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. Walgreens storefront at night with silver car parked in parking lotExpert’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.scrabble letters placed on a white backgroundAltercation 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.Numerous women who had the once-popular, hammock-like devices implanted claim they caused severe pain, bleeding, infections and other complications.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.