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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Indiana on
Q: I am in Indiana. Is there a SoL for Medical Malpractice?Thank you!

Back surgery gone bad in 2007.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 25, 2016

I believe it is two years. Even with a "discovery rule" I don't see it but to be sure contact a local member of the Indiana Assn for Justice.

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Consumer Law, Civil Litigation and Health Care Law for Indiana on
Q: I had surgery last year (pre-approved by ins). After, the Anesth. Dr billed me as he was temporarily out of network.

I got insurance pre-approval for the procedure and spoke with the scheduler to ensure that everything was covered so there were no surprises (my exact words). Afterward - the Anesthesiologist balance billed me for the procedure as they said they were out of network. Insurance paid them based upon... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 27, 2016

I would suggest to the facility that arranged for the pre cert that if they have an out of network person for anesthesiology then it is up to them to tell you, and tell the anesthesiologist as he didn't let you know he was out of network you are not paying.

At the same time, I'm...
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1 Answer | Asked in Collections, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Indiana on
Q: Can a hospital change the payment account number on a payment check before cashing it?

I have a medical bill account with a medical bill collection agency. I set up a payment arrangement 6 months ago. The lady who set the arrangement up with me told me that I can continue to send the payments to the hospital with the new account number and they would apply it to the account. Ive made... Read more »

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Jan 13, 2016

Not sure how this is malpractice, but check with a consumer protection or debtor's rights lawyer.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your...
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Q: Can my son or his Mother sue Drs and or hospital for him contacting bactermia ( blood poisioning) while in hospital?

Had gall bladder sx, came home, became sick again. Back to same hospital. Ran tests sent home on 3rd day , them saying prob intestional thing. They called next am, said they needed him to come back.Already had s room for him. They knew he is a parapalegic yet no handicapped access to anything in... Read more »

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Jul 18, 2015

An Indiana medical malpractice lawyer can help you evaluate and advise you for your rights and options. Most offer free consultations.

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Q: How long does it take a malpractice lawsuit take?
Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Feb 1, 2014

Generally speaking, you are talking years. Indiana has a two part system. The first requires that a case be presented to a Medical Review Panel. That process can take over a year. after that process is completed, then you can file a suit in court. Generally, that can take two years or longer.

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Q: Has the state of Indiana set forth any guidelines for the scope of practice for Office Medical Asistants?
Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 21, 2011

Indiana law requires that a medical assistant work directly under a supervising physician. The assistant cannot perform radiography, cannot make a diagnosie, prescribe or administer treatment or medication unless under the direct supervision and must report the results of any examination directluy... Read more »

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Q: I had a hip replaced nov.22,2010 and it has fell out 12 times been replaced 4 and I', in the hospital now I had a DNR

What can i do I woke up in ICU 2 1/2 days

after the operation even with the DNR.And I have ask what hip was put in 3 or 4 times and i'm always told they dont know -now I have a staff inf.

Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on May 30, 2011

I am sorry to read about your issues. I am not exactly sure what you are asking. It may be that you have a malpractice case or possibly a products liability case. You may even be part of a class action depending on who the manufacturer of the hip is. Please contact me or another injury lawyer... Read more »

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