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Family Suing Organ Donor Group for Malpractice

An Indiana organ donor group is being sued for medical malpractice by two families that claim their loved-ones died after receiving transplants from a cancer patient.

Anthony Taylor, 45, of…

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Jury Awards Cancer Patient $8 Million in Medical Malpractice Case

Renee Flora had a growth removed from her big toe in the spring of 2004 by a local podiatrist and all seemed good. Until a year later when they received bad news – the then, 33-year-old nurse’s…

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Woman Files Medical Malpractice Suit Against Podiatrist

On July 11, a Beaumont woman filed a medical malpractice lawsuit, in Jefferson County District Court, against the podiatrist who operated on her foot, alleging the doctor failed to warn her of the…

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Jury Awards Widow $4.45M in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

A Widow and her children were awarded $4.45 million for a medical malpractice lawsuit after a jury found that a St. Catherine’s Hospital emergency room doctor was responsible for her husband’s…

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Indiana Jury Awards $3.7M in Botched Birth

A Marion County jury awarded a woman and her daughter $3.7 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit from the girl’s botched birth.The lawsuit claimed that her daughter, now 6, will live with cerebral palsy for the duration of her life due to delays during delivery that deprived her brain of enough oxygen. She was born in October 2001, in St. Vincent Hospital, in Indianapolis.Indiana caps medical…

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Indiana Doctors and Hospitals to get Payment Break for Malpractice Fund

Starting next month, Indiana hospitals and doctors will receive a break on the rates they pay out to support a medical malpractice payout fund. It is unlikely that patient bills will decrease due to the reduction.On March 1st, Patient’s Compensation Fund rates will be reduced by 19 percent for doctors and 1 percent for hospitals, according to the State Department of Insurance. The fund was…

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Indiana Department of Insurance Announces Lower Medical Malpractice Rates in 2008

The Indiana Department of Justice (IDOI) recently announced, effective March 1, 2008, the Patient’s Compensation Fund (PCF) surcharge rates will be lowered by 19.1 percent for doctors and 1.3 percent for hospitals.This is the first medical malpractice insurance reduction for hospitals and doctors since the PCF’s launch in 1976. The recent reductions are attributed to an increase in efficiencies…

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Opposing Laws may Determine Medical Malpractice Case

Conflicting laws may decide if the estate of an Allen County woman can sue a Fort Wayne nursing home for medical malpractice that resulted in her death. The arguments went before the Indiana Court of Appeals on Monday.The woman, 68, was living in the Bethlehem Woods Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, in September 2001, when workers at the facility allegedly left her on a bedpan for over six…

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Jury Awards Mother $8M in Medical Malpractice Suit

A jury awarded almost $8 million to a mother and her 5-year-old son, Thursday, in a medical malpractice suit against Central Maine Medical Center and one of its midwives.The mother claimed her midwife and the hospital should have recommended an emergency cesarean section, in April 2002, when her baby appeared to be in distress. The baby was born with cerebral palsy due to lack of blood and…

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Jury Awards Mother $13 Million in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

A Polk County jury has awarded the mother of a four-year-old boy with cerebral palsy, over $13 million dollars, in a medical malpractice agreement reached yesterday. The mother claims doctors at Broadlawns Medical Center are the blame for her son’s condition.While preparing the woman for a caesarian birth, she says the doctors stopped monitoring her baby’s heartbeat. A spinal anesthetic used…