Medical Malpractice Archives - Cohen & Malad, LLP

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 »

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 »

What to do if you think you are a victim of medical malpractice

By: Kelley J. Johnson, Attorney A medical malpractice can occur when a doctor’s or hospital’s or other medical professional’s treatment provided to you falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes harm to you. The treatment can be an action taken by a doctor or can be something the doctor… Continue Reading »

Can a Non-Patient File a Medical Malpractice Claim?

by: David J. Cutshaw, Attorney Medical Malpractice Claims by non-patients–are they permitted in Indiana? The law in Indiana generally requires there to be a patient/physician relationship before a medical malpractice claim can be filed against a doctor. A recent case decided by the Indiana Supreme Court, however, recognized that in certain situations, a person may sue… Continue Reading »

Indiana Court of Appeals Issues Ruling about Liability for Contractor Negligence in Medical Malpractice Case

by: David J. Cutshaw, Attorney When a patient goes to a hospital and is attended by doctors like radiologists or anesthesiologists whom they have never met, is the Hospital liable or responsible for such doctors’ negligence? For example, if a patient goes to the hospital for a biopsy, the tissue removed is then sent to… Continue Reading »

Medical Malpractice and Motor Vehicles

by: David J. Cutshaw, Attorney Is a doctor responsible for a motorist’s injuries when he or she fails to warn his patient that the medications he is giving the patient may cause the patient to black out while driving an automobile? The answer to that question was discussed by the Indiana Court of Appeals in… Continue Reading »