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October 26, 2016

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Raises Awareness of Environmental Hazards

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has identified the week of October 23 – October 29 to be National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week in an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of lead poisoning. Materials are available to educators and the public to help spread the word about the hazardous effects that lead exposure… Continue Reading »

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October 11, 2016

Eminent Domain Answers for Landowners

By: J. Eric Rochford, Attorney The idea that the federal government can seize your private property sounds unfair. However, the United States Constitution gives the government the right to do just that as long as it is in the interest of the public to do so. What rights do landowners have when the government invokes… Continue Reading »

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June 7, 2016

Please – just give me my medical records!

By: Kelley J. Johnson, Attorney As a medical malpractice attorney, I have the pleasure of speaking with potential clients who believe they are a victim of medical or dental malpractice nearly every day. One of the first questions I always ask them is, “Did you get a copy of your medical records yet?” Amazingly, a… Continue Reading »

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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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