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Indiana Supreme Court hears arguments on uninsured case

On May 10, 2012, the Indiana Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could profoundly alter hospitals' billing practices. The case, Abby Allen and Walter Moore v. Clarian Health Partners, Inc., arises from hospitals' common practice of billing uninsured patients inflated "charge master" rates for hospital services. Uninsured patients are the only patients who pay the charge master rates. Insured patients and patients covered by Medicare or Medicaid receive the same services at rates steeply discounted from the charge master rates.

Medical review panel process complicated by Indiana Court of Appeals' decision

A recent decision from the Indiana Court of Appeals is causing concern among Indiana medical malpractice lawyers. If the decision stands, it could create significant changes in the way Indiana's medical malpractice attorneys pursue and present their cases.

Indiana medical malpractice lawyers handle birth brain injury cases

The Indiana medcial malpractice lawyers at Garau Germano Hanley and Pennington, P.C. frequently handle cases involving brain injury sustained at birth as a result of the malpractice of a doctor or other health care provider. The injuries sustained in these cases are often devastating, and the cases present significant challenges that require the expertise of an experienced malpractice attorney.

Failure to report lab results frequent source of Indiana medical malpractice

The Indiana medical malpractice lawyers at Garau Germano Hanley & Pennington, P.C. frequently handle cases arising from a failure to report abnormal laboratory results. Breakdowns in communications between the lab, the treating physician and the patient lead to untreated conditions and, ultimately, serious injury.

Indiana medical malpractice lawyers see many cases involving misdiagnosed abdominal pain

The Indiana medical malpractice lawyers at Garau Germano Hanley& Pennington, P.C., frequently handle cases involving the misdiagnosis of patients with abdominal pain. Abdominal pain can be caused by a myraid of conditions; some relatively benign, others life-threatening. When doctors or other health care providers fail to take adequate steps to ascertain the cause of a patient's abdominal pain, the results can be tragic.

Indiana medical malpractice lawyers pursue heart attack claims

The Indiana medical malpractice lawyers at Garau Germano Hanley & Pennington, P.C. frequently encounter cases where physicians or hospitals have failed to properly treat patients experiencing heart attacks. Medical errors in the diagnosis or treatment of this condition can lead to tragic outcomes.

Indiana medical malpractice lawyers not surprised by study results

The Indiana medical malpractice lawyers at Garau Germano Hanley & Pennington, P.C. have long known that errors at hospitals often go unreported. A recent study published in the April edition of the journal Health Affairs confirms just how serious the problem is.