A complaint brought by a patient who accused a treatment facility of failing in its duty of care is covered by Indiana’s Medical Malpractice Act, the Court of Appeals of Indiana ruled in affirming a trial court’s grant of summary judgment for the facility.
Indy lawyer publishes novel exploring madness, mediocrity
In his first published novel, Indianapolis lawyer Michael Carter explores the struggle against the mundane and the fear of being average. “In the Belly of the Bell-Shaped Curve,” released in October, follows main character Turk as he turns to apes and embezzlement to escape mediocrity, all while walking the tightrope between madness and revelation.Read More
In the Loop: Hoosier attorneys set sail for years of working adventure
Hoosier attorneys Ann Marie Waldron and Mike Simmons just returned home after weeks on a boat they plan to work from for the next few years. The couple have decided to work remotely from their boat as they complete a tour of the Great Loop: thousands of miles of waterway along the riverbanks and shorelines of eastern North America.Read More
COA affirms order for patients to remove non-evidentiary allegations from evidentiary submissions in med-mal case
Non-evidentiary allegations were properly struck from evidentiary submissions in a medical malpractice case, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has affirmed.
An Indiana senator’s medical malpractice case involving the 2018 death of a young woman has reached an “agreed resolution,” according to court records.
‘He said, she said’ case accusing doctor of sexual misconduct doesn’t fall under Medical Malpractice Act, COA affirms
A woman’s allegations that her doctor committed sexual misconduct against her did not fall under the Medical Malpractice Act, the Court of Appeals of Indiana affirmed in allowing the case to proceed without going before a medical review panel.
The Indiana Medical Malpractice Act applies to claims in a consolidated class-action lawsuit concerning a hospital technician’s failure to sterilize surgical equipment, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has ruled in partially affirming a lower court’s decision.
An injured high school student needed to submit her complaint to a medical review panel before she presented it to a trial court, the Court of Appeals of Indiana ruled Wednesday in reversing and dismissing a case that alleged negligence.
A split Court of Appeals of Indiana ruled the Patient’s Compensation Fund is entitled to summary judgment in a medical malpractice case.
Unauthorized access to a pair of women’s medical records does not mean they can pursue medical malpractice claims that are compensable from the state, the Court of Appeals of Indiana affirmed Thursday in upholding a trial court’s grant of summary judgment.
A state senator embroiled in a medical malpractice case wants an Allen County judge to block public access to court records and pause proceedings while he finishes the legislative session.
A case concerning a man with serious mental health issues who went to prison after he killed his grandfather and sued the hospital he was getting treatment from will go before the Indiana Supreme Court.
The Court of Appeals of Indiana entered judgment for two doctors and a hospital Thursday, concluding that a patient’s expert affidavit was insufficient to create a genuine issue of material fact about the standard of care she should have received.
An Indiana woman who was sexually assaulted by a nurse during her stay at a Muncie hospital has failed to convince the Court of Appeals of Indiana that the state’s medical malpractice statute should apply to her claims for damages based on the sexual assault.
Despite guilty plea in criminal case, COA allows defendant’s civil case against treatment providers to continue
A man with serious mental health issues who killed his grandfather soon after receiving mental health treatment has secured a reversal from the Court of Appeals of Indiana, which concluded his treatment providers were wrongly granted summary judgment on his medical malpractice claim.
Parents who sued several health care providers that treated their infant son just days before his death did not sway the Court of Appeals of Indiana to rule in their favor, as the judges concluded that a medical review panel’s process must wrap up before their claims can be adjudicated.
Although the Indiana Supreme Court agreed a woman who was injured during physical therapy should be able to proceed with her complaint against her doctors, the justices split over the application of the Restatement (Second) of Torts Section 429, with one justice asserting the majority was applying a new standard that rendered Section 429 redundant.
The Indiana Supreme Court issued a reversal in a case of first impression Thursday, finding that independent physician liability extends to nonhospital facilities that provide patients with health care.
IN justices decline to expand med-mal act to indemnity claims filed by one care provider against another
The Indiana Medical Malpractice Act does not apply to claims for indemnification filed by one medical provider against another, the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled. The court’s decision means a breach-of-contract claim filed against a radiology services provider can proceed, because the MMA’s statute of limitations did not preclude the claim.