The Indiana Court of Appeals held today that a mother who suffers a stillbirth due to medical malpractice qualifies as an
injured patient and satisfies the actual victim requirement under the Medical Malpractice Act, regardless of whether the malpractice
resulted in injuries to the mother, fetus, or both.
Considering how much information is out there on just about every individual – a simple Google search can prove that
– it’s difficult to say what is or isn’t private anymore.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has lifted a stay imposed by the District Court in Hammond on an insurer’s declaratory
judgment action regarding coverage of a physician who skipped town instead of facing criminal charges and civil suits.
The Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed that an arrestee brought to the hospital by police who was forced to have a catheter
to obtain a urine sample can’t sue the health-care providers under the Medical Malpractice Act. The appellate judges
also ruled the health-care providers weren’t entitled to blanket immunity.
Parties are waiting for the Supreme Court's decision following arguments in November in a case where a trial court granted and the Court of Appeals affirmed an award for emotional distress above and beyond the capped amount in the Adult Wrongful Death Statute as defined by Indiana Code 34-23-1-2.
A physician testifying at a medical malpractice case should have been allowed to offer testimony based on her reading of medical journals, and a Marion County judge erred when he excluded part of her statements, the Indiana Court of Appeals decided.
The issue of whether the Journey's Account Statute applied to a woman's medical malpractice claim filed after the statute of limitations expired caused a split of an Indiana Court of Appeals panel.
The Indiana Supreme Court will hear arguments in three cases Thursday, including a suit in which a woman claims a casino took advantage of her gambling addiction. Arguments begin at 9 a.m. in Caesars Riverboat Casino LLC v. Genevieve Kephart, No. 31S01-0909-CV-303. Caesars originally filed a suit against Genevieve Kephart after she failed to repay a gambling debt. The casino sought repayment, treble damages, and attorney fees. But Kephart counterclaimed, arguing the casino unjustly enriched itself because it knew she had…