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July 6, 2015

FDA Partners with Online Patient Network to Gather Post-Market Drug Safety Data

By: Jeff S. Gibson, Attorney The FDA announced an agreement with PatientsLikeMe, an online database where patients share healthcare information and experiences, to analyze data and provide new insights into drug safety. This agreement was created with the intent to provide better post-market surveillance of drugs and medical devices and increase patient safety outcomes. The… Continue Reading »

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June 29, 2015

Class Action Settlement Funds Free Consumer Lawyer for the Poor

By: Vess A. Miller, Attorney As a class action lawyer, I spend most of my time trying to get money back for consumers and businesses that have been victims of a scam or unfair practice or event. One little-known benefit of the job though is that sometimes I also get to use a class action… Continue Reading »

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June 22, 2015

Emancipation and Child Support Issues for Incapacitated Children Pose Challenges for Parents

By: Julie Andrews, Attorney A few years ago, the legislature passed a law that changed the age of emancipation in Indiana. Children are emancipated at age 19. The legal effect of this is that parents no longer have a legal obligation to financially support children once they attain 19 years of age. But what happens… Continue Reading »

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June 15, 2015

To report or not to report: Part II

By: Arend J. Abel, Attorney In Part I of this article, we explored a lawyer’s duty to report misconduct by opposing counsel in a representation and saw that the duty hinges on whether there is client consent to the report and that a lawyer cannot even ask the client to consent if the report would… Continue Reading »

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June 8, 2015

Guardrail Maker May Be Subject of Criminal Investigation

By: Gregory L. Laker, Attorney Trinity Industries, Inc. may be the focus of a criminal investigation by the United States Department of Justice. Trinity Industries was accused of defrauding the government by failing to disclose a design change to its ET-Plus guardrail system that has led authorities to question the safety of the devices. Last… Continue Reading »

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June 1, 2015

Summer Water Safety Tips for the Pool, the Lake, and the Boat

By: Edward B. Mulligan V, Attorney Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer and summer in Indiana brings hot weather. What is the best way to combat the hot weather? The pool, the lake, and the boat! Unfortunately, these popular summer options are not without risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports… Continue Reading »

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May 26, 2015

CDC Report: Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on Public Health

By: Daniel S. Chamberlain, Attorney Since 1996, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been charged with reducing the rate of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the United States. Reports released this month by the CDC in the Journal of Head Trauma and Rehabilitation offer insight into the rates of TBI for both… Continue Reading »

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April 21, 2015

New Resource for Families Living with Traumatic Brain Injury

By: Daniel S. Chamberlain, Attorney I spend a great deal of my time helping victims of traumatic brain injury and their families fight for justice. My work in this area of law has given me the opportunity to meet experienced physicians, neuropsychologists, neurologists, therapists and many other professionals who treat people who have suffered brain… Continue Reading »

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March 10, 2015

NFL Agrees to Settle Concussion Lawsuits Filed by Former Players

By: Daniel S. Chamberlain, Attorney The National Football League (NFL) and NFL Properties LLC, have agreed to settle lawsuits filed by former players who sustained concussive injuries while playing in the league. Retired players from the National Football League, American Football League, and NFL Europe claim the organization failed to take reasonable action to advise… Continue Reading »

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March 2, 2015

Anthem Data Breach and Concerns About Fraudulent Tax Returns

By: Lynn A. Toops, Attorney Identity theft has a lasting impact on consumers. Approximately 80 million people were immediately faced with the reality of identity theft after the nation’s second-largest health insurer, Anthem, announced a massive data breach of its computer system on February 4, 2015. Thieves stole customer names, birthdates, social security numbers, addresses,… Continue Reading »

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