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November 2021

Patient sues Anderson Hospital over worsened heart condition

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A patient alleges he received negligent care at Anderson Hospital’s emergency room, causing his heart condition to worsen. James Harshany filed a complaint Oct. 21 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Mark Mason, M.D., and Anderson Hospital, alleging medical malpractice. According to the complaint, Harshany went to Anderson Hospital’s emergency room at 9 a.m. on Dec. 17, 2019, due…

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Civilian contractor comp claims surge post-Afghanistan

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After 20 years of conflict, many U.S. soldiers and civilian contractors have returned home from Afghanistan and Iraq much different than when they first deployed. Psychological injuries are common in war zones, but a 2013 RAND Corporation Study found that civilian contractors suffer at a much greater rate. At the time of the study, 25% of private contractors showed PTSD…

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Report Sounds Alarm Over Workers With Long-Term COVID-19 Symptoms

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About 10% of people who contracted COVID-19 continue to suffer persistent symptoms months later, creating the potential for millions of people to suffer functional impairment for extended lengths of time, according to a report released by the National Council on Compensation Insurance. The report, written by Paradigm Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Choo, says COVID long-haulers are anxious and irritable….

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Indiana Man Sues After Alleging Police Knelt on Him

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A Gary man is suing northwest Indiana police more than a year after he alleged that officers sprayed him with pepper spray and knelt on him when they encountered him near a protest over George Floyd’s death. Randall Smith’s lawsuit, filed Sept. 21 in U.S. District Court in Hammond, names Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez and county police officer Jay…

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Study: Indiana Workers’ Comp Average Medical Claims Higher than Most States

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A recently published study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute found that the average medical payment for Indiana workers’ compensation claims with more than seven days of lost time was higher than the typical state. The study, CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks for Indiana, 22nd Edition, compared Indiana’s workers’ compensation system with systems in 17 other states. The WCRI analyzed workers’ compensation…

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Concussion complaints against NCAA continue to be filed in courts

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A former national champion nose tackle for the University of Notre Dame football team has taken aim at his alma matter and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. On Aug. 25, Mary Elizabeth Morrison, as attorney-in-fact of Richard Morrison, filed a proposed class action complaint and demand for jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana…

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