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Does Indiana's Medical Malpractice Act Cover Claims for Emotional Distress?

Medical errors can often cause severe physical injuries. However, the physical toll caused by medical malpractice is often exceeded by the emotional toll. In Indiana, lawyers for health care providers and their insurers are currently arguing that doctors and hospitals should be immune from claims for emotional distress resulting from medical malpractice. Our law firm, Garau Germano Hanley & Pennington, P.C., is fighting to protect patients' rights to recover for their emotional injuries.