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May 13, 2016

Patient’s Medical Malpractice Case Allowed to go Forward to Trial

By: Kelley J. Johnson, Attorney Our Indiana Supreme Court recently reversed summary judgment against a hospital and a doctor allowing a patient’s medical malpractice case to go forward to trial.  In the recently issued decision, Siner v. Kindred Hosp. Ltd. Partnership, et al, No. 49S05-1604-CT-219, 2016 WL 1704317 (Ind. Apr. 28, 2016), the Indiana Supreme… Continue Reading »

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May 10, 2016

New Rule Could Give Consumers Back the Right to Take Their Fight to Court

By: Scott D. Gilchrist, Attorney On May 5, 2016 the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a proposed rule that would prevent financial service companies from barring class actions in contracts with their customers. For the past several years, the CFPB has been studying so-called “forced arbitration” clauses in consumer contracts, which require customers to… Continue Reading »

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May 2, 2016

A Contrast In Private Rights Of Action In Indiana

By: David J. Cutshaw, Attorney The Indiana Court of Appeals recently issued a decision in the case of Sprunger v. Egli, 44 N.E. 3d 690 (Ind. App. 2105), a medical malpractice case where the plaintiff alleged that her 13-month old daughter died of child abuse that should have been reported by the child’s pediatrician.  The… Continue Reading »

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April 25, 2016

April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

By: Alexander C. Trueblood, Attorney April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and to celebrate, the National Highway Transit Safety Administration has been shaming distracted drivers on Twitter. With all the social media savvy one would expect of a federal government agency, the NHTSA is fighting distracted driving one tweet at a time – by replying… Continue Reading »

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April 19, 2016

NFL Concussion Settlement: COA Affirms Compensation for Former Football Players

By: Daniel S. Chamberlain, Attorney On April 18, 2016, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the largest class action settlement in United States history.  The class action involved allegations that professional football players were knowingly put at risk of repetitive brain trauma, including dementia, Parkinson’s and other degenerative brain conditions by their employer, the… Continue Reading »

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April 18, 2016

The Challenges of Filing a Dental Malpractice Suit – Part II

By: Kelley J. Johnson, Attorney As a malpractice attorney, I receive many calls from potential victims of dental malpractice. As I explained in Part I, unfortunately, dental malpractice cases are tough because they are expensive to bring and can take years to resolve – just as a medical malpractice case. This means that dental injuries… Continue Reading »

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April 8, 2016

The Challenges of Filing a Dental Malpractice Suit – Part I

By: Kelley J. Johnson, Attorney The Dentist.  For most, those words just mean a routine dental appointment for check-ups and cleanings with the occasional follow up appointment to fill a cavity or have a root canal performed.  For some, though, that routine trip to the dentist can turn into a complication that can change a… Continue Reading »

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April 4, 2016

Do Bigger Semi-Trucks Make Roads More Dangerous for Drivers?

By: Alexander C. Trueblood, Attorney It doesn’t take a deep dive into semi-truck accident statistics to learn that the sheer size and weight of these vehicles contributes to the devastating impact and severity of injuries suffered by occupants of passenger vehicles involved in a crash. According to Indiana State Police crash records, fatal injuries involving… Continue Reading »

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March 22, 2016

Identity Theft on 2015 Top Five Consumer Complaint List

By: Lynn A. Toops, Attorney Complaints about identity theft rounded out the top five consumer complaints received by the Indiana Attorney General in 2015. This comes as no surprise given the increase in data breaches over the past few years. One of the first major data breaches occurred at Target stores. In 2013, Target stores… Continue Reading »

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March 1, 2016

What Effect Does Direct-To-Consumer Drug Advertising Have on Patient Safety?

By: Jeff S. Gibson, Attorney Consumers are bombarded daily by advertisements for pharmaceutical drugs via television commercials, magazine advertisements, banner ads displayed on their computers, and emails. How does this constant stream of information impact a person’s decision to seek medical advice or inquire about a particular drug? What impact, if any, do these advertisements… Continue Reading »

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