indiana medical malpractice lawsuit

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 now considering reforming medical malpractice cap policies.

Current Indiana medical malpractice caps limit the amount of non-economic damages a victim can receive to $1.25 million. Experts say this limit is antiquated, as it was established 16 years ago when the costs of medical treatment were much lower.

According to Indiana Public Media, the amount of time that has passed since the law’s last updated has prompted some health care officials to become concerned about the constitutionality of the law. Furthermore, the current status of the medical malpractice cap has led to a legislative committee considering raising the limit.

Many feel an increase on the Indiana medical malpractice cap is long overdue, while opponents claim an increase may raise the costs of doctors doing business in The Hoosier State. No decisions have been reached in the matter yet.

The legal staff at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin believe in getting injury victims the compensation they deserve, and our Indiana personal injury lawyers are waiting to see if legislators decide to raise the Indiana medical malpractice cap.

Court reinstates suit for Fort Wayne wrongful death case

by fst | April 15th, 2008

April 15, 2008

An Indiana medical malpractice case that was originally dismissed by a trial court has now been turned into a Fort Wayne wrongful death case.

According to The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, a Fort Wayne wrongful death case has been filed against a Fort Wayne nursing home for the neglect and death of a woman who was supposed to be recovering from surgery on her femur.

The Fort Wayne wrongful death suit claims that the Indiana woman tore her surgical incision because she was given a wheelchair that was too small, suffered from ulcers because she was left on a bed pan for six hours, and after a dialysis treatment was found in her room lying in her own pool of blood.

A possible trial will determine the outcome of the Indiana wrongful death suit.