Medical Malpractice

Lawmakers Consider Increase of the Indiana Medical Malpractice Damage Cap

by Staff | October 16th, 2015

When an Indiana patient is harmed as the result of a medical professional’s error or negligence, the victim may seek compensation by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. However, the total amount of compensation that injury victims can receive is limited by state law. But our Indiana medical malpractice lawyers point out that state lawmakers are…

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Lawmakers Consider Increasing Indiana Medical Malpractice Cap

by Staff | September 14th, 2015

When a medical professional’s mistake or negligence leads to a patient being harmed, the victim may have a right to seek compensation for damages; however, the amount of damages an injured patient can receive is currently limited under Indiana medical malpractice cap laws. These limits could potentially increase in the near future though. Our Terre…

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Reducing Indiana Medical Malpractice Claims Through Better Communication

by Staff | August 7th, 2015

There are many contributing factors that can play a role in causing an injury that results in an Indiana medical malpractice lawsuit, but two of the most common are a misdiagnosis or a miscommunication between patients and/or medical staff. So what can be done to reduce the number of these types of medical errors? Our…

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New Test Hopes to Reduce Indiana Medical Malpractice Claims

by Staff | March 13th, 2015

Our attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin know that a misdiagnosis is one of the leading contributing factors to Indiana medical malpractice claims today. That’s why we’re excited to learn that a new advancement in medical technology is working to prevent such errors from occurring in the first place. According to an article from…

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Top 5 Medical Errors Made in Hospitals

by Staff | February 19th, 2014

Patients put their health and their lives in the hands of the doctors who are treating them. But too often, negligent care by physicians and medical staff in hospitals results in a patient being injured or killed. The Indiana Medical Malpractice Attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin point out the 5 most common hospital…

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Study Finds Misdiagnosis To Be Leading Cause Of Medical Malpractice Payouts

by Staff | May 1st, 2013

May 1, 2013 A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit can be filed for any number of negligent acts performed by a doctor that result in injury to a patient; however, a new study has shown that misdiagnosis is the leading cause of claim payouts. According to a story released by FOX 7 News, researchers from Johns Hopkins…

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IU Health Utilizes New Technology To Prevent Medical Errors From Occurring

by Staff | April 10th, 2013

April 10, 2013 Surgical sponges being left in the bodies of patients can be a costly, and potentially deadly, mistake that can result in an Indiana Medical Malpractice claim being filed. To keep these mistakes from occurring at facilities in the IU Health system, the group has invested in a piece of technology that can…

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New Study Points Out Major Causes Of Medical Errors In Indiana

by Staff | November 21st, 2012

November 21, 2012 An Indiana Department of Health study shows the leading causes of medical mistakes and errors in the state. According to the Indianapolis Star, bedsores and surgeries on the wrong body parts were at the top of the list. The study examined 100 cases from nearly 300 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and clinics.…

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Medical Errors At A Five-Year High In Indiana

by Staff | September 12th, 2012

September 12, 2012 With end-of-year-medical reports from December showing that Indiana has hit a five-year high in medical errors, many citizens are calling for the healthcare industry to better protect patients through advanced technology. An article from The Clinical Advisor pointed out that last year, a total of 107 adverse events were reported in hospitals across the…

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FDA Lowers Dosage Of Acetaminophen In Children’s Medications

by fst | January 4th, 2012

With changes recently being made by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to lower doses of acetaminophen in medications for adults, the agency is now tackling lowering the dosages of the drug in medications for children and infants.

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