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Indiana medical malpractice frequently result of communications failures

Indiana medical malpractice lawyers have seen the situation many times: A doctor recognizes the patient's potential problem and orders the right test to confirm his suspicion. Unfortunately, when the abnormal test result comes back confirming the doctor's suspicion, the patient is not notified. Months or years go by before the patient's condition is finally diagnosed.

Indiana medical malpractice and DVT: Prevention can save lives

The Indiana medical malpractice lawyers at Garau Germano Hanley & Pennington, P.C. are frequently faced with cases involving deep vein thrombosis. Deep vein thrombosis (or DVT) is a condition where a blood clot forms in one or more the body's deep veins, usually in the lower legs.

Indiana medical malpractice lawyers deal with negligent gallbladder surgeries

Indiana medical malpractice lawyers frequently must deal with issues concerning negligently performed gallbladder surgery. Injuries to patients from these surgeries can be devastating, leading to massive medical expenses, permanent liver damage, or even death.

Indiana medical malpractice lawyers argue before Indiana Supreme Court

The Indiana medical malpractice lawyers of Garau Germano Hanley & Pennington, P.C.recently argued an important case before the Indiana Supreme Court. The issue raised in the case is whether family members who witness the death or injury of their loved one as a result of medical malpractice may recover for their emotional distress under Indiana's Medical Malpractice Act.

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.

Indiana Medical Malpractice Lawyers know tort reform doesn't lower medical costs

ndiana 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 deal with VBAC injuries

The Indiana medical malpractice lawyers at Garau Germano Hanley & Pennington, P.C. represent many patients who have sustained injuries during labor and delivery. One setting in which these injuries frequently occur is in vaginal birth after cesarean section, or, as it is more commonly known, VBAC.