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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.Question of When NP Gave Care to Dead Patient Goes to Trial CourtBy Jack H. FarnbauchDecember 6, 2019On Dec. 1, 2015 Peter Strickholm was prescribed a blood pressure medicine for his high levels by a nurse practitioner who had recently been established as his primary-care provider. Goshen Hospital Patients File Lawsuit after “Sterilization Processes May Cause Infections” By Jack H. FarnbauchDecember 6, 2019Goshen Hospital patients who underwent surgery between the dates of April 1 and Sept. 30 may have been exposed to potentially serious diseases as a result of a recently discovered sterilization issue, hospital officials say.Court of Appeals Rules Radiology Technologist Qualified to be Expert WitnessBy Jack H. FarnbauchDecember 6, 2019After deciding that a radiology technologist (RT) is qualified to give an opinion in a medical malpractice case, the Indiana Court of Appeals reversed summary judgment for St. Mary’s Medical Center of Evansville Inc. on Oct. 29, 2019. Principal Office Determines VenueBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 14, 2019An organization’s principal office, not the location of its registered agent, is the appropriate preferred venue, a divided Indiana Supreme Court has determined. Surrendered Medical License in One State Doesn’t Stop Physicians from Practicing in Other StatesBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 14, 2019urrendering a medical license is often done in the face of overwhelming evidence of unprofessional conduct.