Indiana Injury Lawyer Blog

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 […]

Commercial Truck Inspections Postponed to Later this Year

An annual trucking safety inspection blitzkrieg that is conducted every year will be postponed to later this year on account of hectic trucking schedules during the COVID-19 outbreak. Commercial truck drivers have been exceedingly busy since the outbreak, ensuring that medical supplies as well as essentials like foods and groceries are shipped to all corners […]

Neck, Back Injuries Trouble Doctors During Surgeries

Surgeons may suffer from pain in the neck and upper back during surgeries, contributing to burnout and fatigue. According to a new study, many surgeons report experiencing neck and back pain after performing surgeries. The study focused on 53 surgeons who performed 116 surgeries at the Mayo Clinic. The surgeons reported experiencing pain and fatigue […]

Drop in Pediatric Medical Malpractice Claims

A new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics finds that there has been a drop in the number of medical malpractice claims related to the practice of pediatrics across the country. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released the results of a Periodic Survey. This survey was a random national survey of members of […]

CPSC to Ban Crib Bedding that Does not meet Standards

The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently voted to ban the sale of padded crib bumpers and loose bedding that increases the risk of death by suffocation for infants in these cribs. According to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published by the Consumer Product Safety Commission on its website, the agency would be going ahead with […]

Social Isolation after a Traumatic Brain Injury

If there’s one thing that the corona virus pandemic is teaching us right now, it’s how difficult it is for us to isolate ourselves or socially distance ourselves from our work, play, recreation, friends, colleagues, family members, neighbors and loved ones. However, for patients who suffer from brain injury, the feelings of intense loneliness, and […]

Dementia, Depression Raise Seniors’ Risk of Surgical Complications, Death

A number of mental and emotional factors could raise a senior citizen’s risk of dying during or after a surgery. These effects must be addressed during pre-surgical assessments of these persons. These findings came from a study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. The researchers were looking at factors besides the physical […]

Truck and Tanker Rollover Accidents: Why They Are So Dangerous

Being in the vicinity of any kind of truck or tanker rollover can be a terrifying experience. It’s not just drivers of large trucks who may be at risk when their truck rolls over, but also occupants of smaller passenger vehicles nearby who may be in danger of losing control of the vehicle, or worse […]

Trucking Safety Summit to Focus on Challenges, Technologies

A federal trucking safety summit scheduled for later this month is expected to focus on newer challenges and advanced technologies to face these challenges. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently released a statement expressing concern over the increase in truck accident fatalities over the past few years. At a Transportation Research Board meeting in […]