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October 2009 Archives

Indiana Medical Malpractice Lawyers Know Tort Reform Doesn't Lower Medical Costs

Indiana medical malpractice lawyers have heard the arguments in the ongoing healthcare debate: If you limit what injured patients can recover in malpractice suits, you will lower health care costs. The problem with the argument is it's just not true.

Indiana medical malpractice lawyers to argue before Indiana Supreme Court

A major issue in Indiana medical malpractice law will be presented to the Indiana Supreme Court on November 12. On that date, the court will hear arguments in the case of Indiana Patient's Compensation Fund v. Patrick. Among the issues presented by the case is the question of whether emotional distress claims may be pursued under the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act.

Indiana medical malpractice and delayed diagnosis of breast cancer: Sooner is better

The Indiana medical malpractice lawyers at Garau Germano Hanley & Pennington, P.C. remind everyone that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One in every 8 women will have invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. The cause of breast cancer is not fully understood. A number of risk factors are associated with an increased risk for breast cancer including female gender, increasing age, genetic changes (BRCA1 and BRCA2), and personal or family history of breast cancer. Hormone therapy, diet and lifestyle choices may also have some association with increasing the risk for breast cancer.