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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
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Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

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WHERE TO CALL WHEN YOU HAVE A MEDICAL COMPLAINT

By Rich Hailey, Ramey & Hailey Law |

“If you wish to file a complaint against a physician, your options depend on who the physician is, the nature of the complaint and what you are seeking as relief,” explains ISMA (the Indiana State Medical Association) website. You’re disappointed and simply want to “vent”: As a first step, ISMA recommends contacting the physician… Read More »

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WHEN MEDICINE MEETS ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

By Rich Hailey, Ramey & Hailey Law |

“Medicine and law are uncomfortable bedfellows,” the Public Health Law Map explains. The professions are similar in that both deal with intensely personal and life-affecting matters, but because of medical malpractice litigation, medical care practitioners’ view of the law and of lawyers is often negative, the Public Health authors observe. There are actually three… Read More »

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IN THE NEWS: MALPRACTICE LAWSUIT YIELDS LARGEST AWARD IN HISTORY

By Ramey & Hailey’s Reporter Ricky |

In the largest medical malpractice verdict ever awarded in the United States, the Baltimore Sun reports, a Baltimore jury awarded a mother and daughter $229.6 million.  Damaged by a lack of oxygen during the delivery, 5–year-old Zubida Byrom has cerebral palsy, a condition affecting muscle control throughout the body, requiring round-the-clock care. In October… Read More »

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HELPING DOCTORS DEFEND THEIR PAIN PRESCRIPTION PRACTICES IN THE FACE OF THE OPIOID CRISIS

By Rich Hailey, Ramey & Hailey Law |

While disciplinary measures are designed to protect the public, physicians themselves often need protection as well. When physicians face disciplinary action, it’s a serious situation that can disrupt their practice and have long term effects on their: health care provider status staff privileges staff memberships status in other states Both the Medical Licensing Board… Read More »

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INVESTIGATION OF MATERNAL DEATHS AND INJURIES IN THE U.S. YIELDS SHOCKING RESULTS

By Rich Hailey, Ramey & Hailey Law |

As medical malpractice attorneys in Indiana, we are very interested in the recent investigation by USA Today of maternal deaths and injuries in hospitals. At Ramey & Hailey Law, we have been protecting patients’ rights for more than forty years, and the data compiled in this investigation is shocking. As USA Today reporter Alison… Read More »

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OPIOIDS – THE NEW FRONTIER OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

By Rich Hailey, Ramey & Hailey Law |

It’s amazing and horrifying, and it’s time to educate lawyers, judges, and the community at large about it, says Joshua Horton of the Romano Law group in Florida. Yes, opioid abuse now surpasses gun shots and car accidents combined, Romano says. Drug abuse has become the #1 cause of death for Americans under 30… Read More »

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INDIANA MEDICAL INJURY: THE 5 ELEMENTS AND THE 2 RULES

By Rich Hailey, Ramey & Hailey Law |

To win any lawsuit for negligence, you must prove five “elements”, findlaw.com explains: Duty: Did the defendant (the medical provider) have a duty to act in a certain manner towards the plaintiff (the patient)? Breach of duty: Did the medical provider breach that duty by failing to exercise reasonable care? Cause in Fact: Were the medical provider’s… Read More »

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HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS – KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!

By Mary Beth Ramey |

It may not qualify as a soothing bedtime story, but the book The Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make: And How to Avoid Them should be on the reading list of every healthcare practitioner. Although author Steven Babitsky is advising doctors, I can tell you his advice to “take proactive steps to minimize the effect… Read More »

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ARE YOUR LOVED ONES RECEIVING THE APPROPRIATE STANDARD OF CARE?

By Rich Hailey, Ramey & Hailey Law |

A highly disturbing 2018 end-of-year headline reports that home healthcare nurses failed to intervene or call for help when their patient’s condition was worsening. Then, after the patient died, the providers allowed the body to remain in the home for nearly two days without telling anyone! Just months earlier, due to negligence at a… Read More »

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YOUR INJURY ATTORNEYS IN THE NEWS: MALPRACTICE LED TO INJURY INSTEAD OF HOPED-FOR HEALING

By Ramey & Hailey’s Reporter Ricky |

It might be said that medical malpractice is one of the saddest categories of the law, because it involves injury and suffering that happened when what was hoped for was – help and healing… Lawsuits may be filed against doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, healthcare facilities, pharmaceutical companies, and others who provide healthcare services. When a… Read More »

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