Indiana Injury Lawyer Blog

Rehabilitation After a Brain Injury

The road to a complete recovery after a traumatic brain injury can be a long one, and typically involves a long process of rehabilitation. A traumatic brain injury occurs when there has been a serious blow or jolt to the head. This blow can cause serious damage to the brain, leading to symptoms, like loss […]

How Patient Care Suffered During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic stressed our healthcare system in ways that go beyond overcrowded ICUs and lack of personal protection equipment (PPE). As doctors, nurses, and even medical students and residents were forced into roles they were not really prepared for, there have been lags in patient care that have, in some cases, even been deadly. […]

Electronic Health Records Fail to Prevent One in Three Medication Errors

The expanded use of electronic health records systems in US hospitals has meant ease and convenience, but has not led to as significant a reduction in error rate as hoped. A new study says that these systems could fail to detect as many as one in three of medication errors. According to the results of […]

Damages for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

June 27th is commemorated as PTSD Awareness Day, and this month is the right time to draw attention to this much-neglected mental health condition that affects so many in Indiana. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a common mental health condition that often results when a person has suffered through an extremely catastrophic or life threatening event […]

Close to Half of Indiana COVID-19 Deaths Occurred in Nursing Homes

Nearly 50 percent of all COVID-19 deaths in Indiana occurred in the state’s nursing homes. As of May 25, more than 1,800 Indiana residents had died from COVID-19. About 47 percent of those were nursing home residents. In fact, according to the Indiana State Department of Health, the numbers of new cases of COVID-19 in […]

Motorcycle Safety During a Pandemic

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and also when we are likely to see more motorcycling activity in Indiana. As COVID-19 restrictions across the state are eased, there is likely to also be more traffic on the streets over the next few weeks and motorcyclists must bear that in mind. Motorcycling during a pandemic has […]

Many Drunk Driving Accidents Involve Motorists Below the Legal Blood Alcohol Limit

You don’t have to be legally intoxicated to be involved in a drunk driving accident in Indianapolis.  A new study shows that a significant percentage of motorists in fatal alcohol-related car accidents involve motorists whose blood alcohol levels were below the legal intoxication limits. According to the results of the study which were published in […]

Watchdog Group Calls for Proactive Efforts on Pedestrian Safety

A US watchdog group has recommended that federal authorities be more proactive and act to reduce pedestrian accident deaths. The Government Accountability Office is calling on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to take more steps to reduce pedestrian accident fatalities. The National highway Traffic Safety Administration has embarked on a few initiatives to help […]

Use of Telemedicine Increases, But Risks Remain

The use of telemedicine or telehealth services in Indiana has increased exponentially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Questions about medical negligence, errors or malpractice, however, continue to linger. Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication to address a patient’s medical concerns. Indiana has a robust telemedicine network, which has been in place way before the COVID-19 pandemic […]

COVID-19 Rages Across Indiana Nursing Homes

A combination of advanced resident years, group living and low staffing is being blamed for a high number of COVID-19 deaths across Indiana nursing homes. At the time of writing this, more than 120 seniors at Indiana’s nursing home facilities had died from COVID-19.  The number of fatalities at nursing homes spiked by a staggering […]