To mark the 46th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, two groups rallied at the Indiana Statehouse Jan. 22, and showed that of the divisions among Americans, the gulf over abortion rights remains among the widest.
Following a two-year investigation during which time multiple Indiana cities and counties and at least 27 states filed lawsuits, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announced Nov. 14 his office is leading the state of Indiana into a legal battle over prescription opioids.
The federal right-to-try law passed this year after similar legislation was adopted in dozens of states, including Indiana. While the law aims to give patients hope for a new treatments or cures, it does not guarantee they will have access because drugmakers can still turn down requests for their experimental medicines.
A woman suing a hospital for negligence after falling on property it owned successfully won over an appellate panel that found the hospital failed to designate sufficient evidence to affirmatively negate her claims.
A medical facility that provided regular, life-sustaining dialysis treatments lost its appeal seeking to recover more than $1.5 million from its patients’ benefit plans when the Indiana Court of Appeals found the facility’s claims were pre-empted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
An Indianapolis mother, who was previously found to be in contempt of court for trying to circumvent the custody agreement that required her daughter be vaccinated, was found to have “knowingly and willfully” violated an Indiana Court of Appeals order that gave the father the sole ability make decisions about vaccinating the child.
The third and final bellwether trial over Cook Medical’s blood clot filters has concluded with the jury returning a $3 million verdict Feb. 1 for a plaintiff who claims because of the defendants’ defective product she faces numerous health risks including the risk of death.
The former CEO of a nursing home company now serving prison time for his major role in a corporate fraud scheme has lost his bid to stay additional civil proceedings against him while he fights to have his convictions tossed on the basis of an alleged “profound conflict of interest” on the part of Indianapolis law firm Barnes & Thornburg.