Medical Malpractice Archives - Cohen & Malad, LLP

Nursing Home Understaffing Leads to Falls and Other Injuries

By: Ashley N. Hadler, Attorney Most nursing homes are operating without enough nursing staff. Staff members will often complain about having, “too many residents and too little time.” Family members visiting their loved ones often experience this first-hand through very slow response times to answer call lights or difficulty finding a nurse or nursing assistant… Continue Reading »

First Thing We Do Is Blame the Lawyers

By: David J. Cutshaw, Partner and Gabriel A. Hawkins, Partner Cohen & Malad, LLP has been involved in several what we call mass tort medical malpractice cases.  In essence, these cases involve situations where a doctor or surgeon has performed unnecessary procedures, not for the patient’s benefit, but for the benefit of the doctor’s pocketbook… Continue Reading »

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 »