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August 31 - Newsblog #1
Your Injury Attorneys in the News: Homeowner and Wife Sue over Police Shooting
September 7 - Newsblog #2
Your Injury Attorneys in the News: Homeowner’s Possession of Handgun Legal Under 2nd Amendment
September 14 - Newsblog #3
Your Injury Attorneys in the News: if a Government or Government Agency is at Fault, You Can Sue
September 21 - Newsblog #4
Your Injury Attorneys in the News: Lawsuit Against Police Department Invokes the Civil Rights Act
September 28 - Newsblog #5
Your Injury Attorneys in the News: a Clear Line from the Action – or Inaction – to the Injury
October 12 - Newsblog #6
Your Injury Attorneys in the News: Police Insensitivity Turns Traffic Stop into a Travesty
October 19 - Newsblog #7
Your Injury Attorneys in the News: Police Who Abuse Power Must Be Held Accountable, Law Professor States
October 26 - Newsblog #8
Your Injury Attorneys in the News: Holding Overly Aggressive Police Accountable
November 2 - Newsblog #9
Your Injury Attorneys in the News: Brown Vs. Impd Case About Much More Than Punishment or Money
November 9 - Newsblog #10
Your Injury Attorneys in the News: Improper Medical Diagnosis and Care Resulted in Loss of an Eye
November 16 - Newsblog #11
Your Injury Attorneys in the News: Medical Malpractice Claims Have a Front End and a Back End
November 30 - Newsblog #12
Your Injury Attorneys in the News: Truths About Medical Malpractice
December 7 - Newsblog #13
Your Injury Attorneys in the News: Yes, You Can Sue City Hall
December 14 - Newsblog #14
Your Injury Attorneys in the News: Slip and Fall Changes Two Lives Forever
December 28 - Newsblog #15
In the News: Ramey & Hailey Year in Review
January 4 - Newsblog #16
In the News: Teen’s Sexual Abuse Case Calls Attention to the Problem
January 11 - Newsblog #17
In the News: Parents of Survivor Sue Parents of Shooter
January 18 - Newsblog #18
In the News: Erin Brockovich Teams Up with Indiana Moms
January 25 - Newsblog #19
Your Injury Attorneys in the News: Case Settled in Favor of Catastrophic Slip and Fall Injury Victim
January 31 - Newsblog #20
In the News: Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Rehab Facility
February 8 - Newsblog #21
In the News: Nurse Arrested in Sexual Abuse Case
February 15 - Newsblog #22
In the News: Running the Clock on Indiana Medical Malpractice
February 22 - Newsblog #23
In the News: to Repeal or Not to Repeal – Indiana Legislators Rule “not”
March 1 - Newsblog #24
In the News: Helping Physicians Keep Helping
March 8 - Newsblog #25
In the News: Parents of Brain-damaged Infant Sue Hospital
March 15 - Newsblog #26
In the News: Owner of Gun Wins Decision
March 22 - Newsblog #27
In the News: Indiana House Passes Long Term Care Protections Bill
April 5 - Newsblog #28
In the News: Slip-and-fall Victim Wins Right to Sue Dollar Tree
April 12 - Newsblog #29
In the News: Inspection Report Shows Vets Harmed at 52 Nursing Homes
April 19 - Newsblog #30
In the News: Sandwich Diversion Causes Fatal Two-semitrailer Crash
April 26 - Newsblog #31
In the News: Does Premises Liability Cover Goose Attacks?
May 10 - Newsblog #32
Two-week-old N.y. Verdict Offers Takeaways for Slip and Fall Victims
May 17 - Newsblog #33
In the News: Barrel Blast Triggers Wrongful Death Lawsuit
May 24 - Newsblog #34
In the News: when a Product Manufacturer is Not at Fault
May 31 - Newsblog #35
In the News – College Doc’s Sexual Abuse of Students Coming to Light
June 7 - Newsblog #36
In the News – One Week, Four Motorcycle Accidents
June 14 - Newsblog #37
List of Troubled Nursing Homes Released
June 21 - Newsblog #38
In the News: Kansas No-caps Ruling Changes Personal Injury Climate
June 28 - Newsblog #39
In the News: Jury Awards $10.5 Million for Pain and Suffering in Birth Injury Case
July 5 - Newsblog #40
In the News: More Indicted in Last Year’s Duck Boat Tragedy
July 17 - Newsblog #41
In the News: Richard Hailey on Litigation Team for Lawsuit Vs. Tesla
July 24 - Newsblog #42
In the News: Malpractice Lawsuit Yields Largest Award in History
August 28 - Newsblog #43
In the News: Trucks V. Passenger Cars – Score 18:116. Everybody Loses
December 4 - Newsblog #44
In the News: High School Chaplain Suspended on Allegations of Sexual Abuse
December 11 - Newsblog #45
In the News: Franklin, Indiana Continues to Face Toxic Waste Problem
December 11 - Newsblog #46
In the News: Franklin, Indiana Continues to Face Toxic Waste Problem
December 18 - Newsblog #47
In the News: Parents of Bus Accident Victim Awarded $20 Million
January 8 - Newsblog #48
In the News: Parents Sue After Daughter’s Brain Damaged in Surgery
January 10 - Newsblog #49
In the News: Trucking Accidents Due to Careless Driving Increase
January 29 - Newsblog #50
In the News: Trucking Accidents Due to Careless Driving Increase
February 19 - Newsblog #51
Indiana Authorities Buy More Time to Prosecute Child Abusers
February 26 - Newsblog #52
In the News: Teen Brain-injured at Birth Awarded $15.1 Million
March 4 - Newsblog #53
In the News: Did Connecticut School Officials Turn a Deaf Ear to Sexual or Physical Abuse?
March 18 - Newsblog #54
In the News: Facility Held to Blame for Medical Treatment Delivered in a Careless and Negligent Manner
April 1 - Newsblog #55
In the News: Emergency Measures Instituted in Indiana’s Judicial System
April 8 - Newsblog #56
In the News: Medical Malpractice Limits Challenged in California
April 15 - Newsblog #57
In the News: Indiana Supreme Court Issues Five Orders for Legal Proceedings
May 6 - Newsblog #58
In the News: Nursing Homes with Covid-19 Cases Have Been Violating Federal Infection Control Rules for Years
May 13 - Newsblog #59
In the News: Physician Not Negligent in Choosing One Treatment over Another
May 20 - Newsblog #60
In the News: Nursing Homes with Covid-19 Cases Have Been Violating Federal Infection Control Rules for Years
June 17 - Newsblog #61
In the News: Ruling Reverse on Police Shooting – New News, Old Story?
July 8 - Newsblog #62
In the News: What is This Thing Called Qualified Immunity?

Recent Blog Posts

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SIMPLE LOGIC CAN HAVE COMPLICATED – AND UNFAIR – RESULTS

By Rich Hailey, Ramey & Hailey Law |

State medical boards exercise two main regulatory functions, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services article explains: Licensure – checking for educational attainment and knowledge on the part of a physician Discipline – overseeing physicians in actual practice, investigating complaints, and suspending or revoking licenses where needed. The authors call it “the simple… Read More »

don't text and drive

A TALE OF TWO VEHICLES AND THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY DISTRACTED DRIVING

By Rich Hailey, Ramey & Hailey Law |

As a personal injury attorney dealing in auto accident cases for more than forty years, I can share with you the fact that, while in highway accidents, catastrophic and permanent loss may result from equipment error, all too often the real cause is distracted driving.  According to EndDD, driver distractions fall into three main… Read More »

Nurse patient fight

GOVERNOR ISSUES GUIDANCE ON LIABILITY FOR HEALTHCARE FACILILTIES

By Rich Hailey, Ramey & Hailey Law |

In a memo issued earlier this spring, the Indiana State Department of Health has declared that “facilities and individuals providing healthcare services in response to a declared disaster emergency, such as the one declared because of COVID-19, may not be held civilly liable for care provided in response to that emergency event.” There’s a… Read More »

Medical Malpractice Claim on a table.

HOLDING THOSE ACCOUNTABLE FOR PREVENTABLE HARM

By Mary Beth Ramey |

A CSF (cerebral spinal fluid) leak occurs when fluid leaks from the brain into and through the nose. Such a leak can be very dangerous, explains the Johns Hopkins Medicine website, resulting in headaches, nasal drainage, visual disturbances, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and even meningitis. Leaks can occur after head injury – or… Read More »

Medical Malpractice Litigation

SOMETIMES IT TAKES AN ENTIRE SYSTEM TO FAIL ONE PATIENT

By Rich Hailey, Ramey & Hailey Law |

More than fifteen years ago, then-Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels issued an Executive Order requiring our Indiana State Department of Health to implement a medical error reporting system. At Ramey & Hailey Law, where we have been helping victims of medical malpractice for more than forty years, we were reminded of one particular sentence in… Read More »

Gavel And Stethoscope On Paper Of Personal Injury Law

IN INJURY SETTLEMENTS, UNLIKE JURY VERDICTS, IT’S OVER WHEN IT’S OVER

By Rich Hailey, Ramey & Hailey Law |

Even though the Coronavirus scare has kept jury trials on hold (as my partner Mary Beth Ramey explained in our Ramey & Hailey blog post last week), the process of investigating and pursuing personal injury lawsuits certainly has not. We are as busy as ever, using written and emailed correspondence and online resources deposing… Read More »

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JURY TRIALS ON HOLD, NOT LADY LIBERTY, INDIANA INJURY LAWYER, EXPLAINS

By Rich Hailey, Ramey & Hailey Law |

“Lady Liberty is taking a backseat to the Coronavirus,” observes Jesse Wells of Fox 59 News, referring to the signs informing people that most courts at Indianapolis’ City County Building are closed for now, and that anyone who has a hearing scheduled is advised to check on the court’s MyCase website or call the… Read More »

Friendly nurse talking with old couple

YOU NEED TO KNOW: INDIANA RANKS NEAR BOTTOM FOR NURSING HOME STAFFING

By Rich Hailey, Ramey & Hailey Law |

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) publishes a “report card” detailing deficiencies in nursing homes, including staffing levels. On the February 2020 staffing levels report, Indiana got a failing grade. Again. The special investigative report published in the Indianapolis Star just two weeks ago is titled “Careless”. Staffing, the reporters emphasized, is… Read More »

Gentle trained nurse helping mature patient

YOU NEED TO KNOW: INDIANA RANKS NEAR BOTTOM FOR NURSING HOME STAFFING

By Rich Hailey, Ramey & Hailey Law |

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) publishes a “report card” detailing deficiencies in nursing homes, including staffing levels. On the February 2020 staffing levels report, Indiana got a failing grade. Again.  The special investigative report published in the Indianapolis Star just two weeks ago is titled “Careless”.  Staffing, the reporters emphasized, is… Read More »

The words Stop Child Abuse in colorful wooden blocks 1/2

WHO IS REQUIRED TO REPORT CHILD NEGLECT OR ABUSE? IN A WORD – EVERYONE!

By Rich Hailey, Ramey & Hailey Law |

“The reporting and investigating of suspected child abuse and neglect are not discretionary matters. They have been required by law”, the Department of Education explains. In fact, Indiana law requires a more stringent standard of reporting in some professions, and that includes schools. School employees and staff members are obligated by their profession to… Read More »

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