Jonathan Armiger

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Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

A private inspector said Saturday that he warned the company operating duck boats on a Missouri lake about design flaws putting the watercraft at greater risk of sinking, less than a year before the accident that killed 17 people during a sudden storm.<p>Steve Paul, owner of the Test Drive …

Ride the Ducks

$4.69 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder

<b>(CNN) —</b> After 8 hours of deliberations Thursday, a St. Louis jury awarded $4.69 billion to 22 women who sued pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson alleging their ovarian cancer was caused by using its powder as a part of their daily feminine hygiene routine.<p>The jury award includes $550 million in …

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Public gets access to more trial court case documents Aug.1

Increased public access to court records will begin August 1, the Indiana Supreme Court said in an order Friday, after hearing recommendations from …

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ALJ erred by 'playing doctor' in head trauma case, 7th Circuit rules

Judges must rely on expert opinions instead of determining the significance of particular medical findings themselves, the 7th Circuit Court of …

Social Security

Nursing home fraud scheme's 'CFO' gets 5 years in prison; lesser player gets 4 months

A federal judge on Monday sentenced Steven Ganote, a key player in the massive American Senior Communities overbilling and and kickback scheme, to …

Health Care

Former Mainscape CEO sentenced in nursing home kickback scheme | 2018-07-11

A fifth person who played a role in a $19 million kickback scheme involving Indiana nursing homes has been sentenced to probation.<p>David Mazanowski, …

Corruption

Judge rules against IU frat in sexual assault negligence case

A fraternity that knows or should know about prior sexual assault allegations against a member has a duty to protect social guests from sexual …

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COA upholds reconsideration of special administrator appointment

A dispute between extended family members over who will become the special administrator of a Johnson County estate was resolved in favor of the …

Judiciary

Jury awards $29.5M verdict for woman's death in medical malpractice case

The family of an Orange City woman who died while receiving a CT scan at a health center three years ago has been awarded a $29.5 million verdict.<p>A …

Judgment for podiatrist who failed to keep records affirmed

The Indiana Court of Appeals has affirmed summary judgment for a podiatrist facing a medical malpractice claim, but opined that his failure to keep …

7th Circuit affirms ruling for maker in IUD liability case

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against a woman suing a company for product liability after a piece of her implanted birth control device …

Supreme Court rejects questions in IU frat sex assault case

By a majority vote, the Indiana Supreme Court has declined certified questions of Indiana state law presented by a federal court concerning an …

Ex-Navy SEAL author’s legal malpractice claim proceeds

A former Navy SEAL who claims he was forced to forfeit to the government more than $6 million in proceeds from his best-selling book about the …

For six decades, ‘the man with the golden arm’ donated blood — and saved 2.4 million babies

In 1951, a 14-year-old Australian boy named James Harrison awoke from a major chest operation. Doctors had removed one of his lungs in a procedure that had taken several hours — and would keep him hospitalized for three months.<p>But Harrison was alive, thanks in large part to a vast quantity of …

Red Cross

What is a heart attack? The symptoms you need to know

A heart attack happens when blood flow to the heart is blocked. It’s different from a stroke, which happens when a blood vessel that feeds the brain gets blocked or bursts.<p>A heart attack is usually caused when plaque — made of fat, cholesterol and other substances — slowly builds up in coronary …

Medicine

Woman dies after being given formaldehyde instead of saline

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's a familiar nightmare for many people: becoming the victim of a medical mistake.<p>Ekaterina Fedyaeva, 28, experienced that nightmare after a diagnosis of ovarian cysts, small fluid-filled sacs that usually prove to be harmless, causing no symptoms and disappearing on their own. However, …

Medicine

Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission launches ethical guidance program

Lawyers who participate in and pay for online legal referral services run the risk of violating multiple Indiana ethical rules, the Indiana Supreme …

Uber avoids legal battle with family of autonomous vehicle victim

TEMPE, Ariz. (Reuters) - The family of a woman killed by an Uber Technologies Inc self-driving vehicle in Arizona has reached a settlement with the ride services company, ending a potential legal battle over the first fatality caused by an autonomous vehicle.<p>Cristina Perez Hesano, an attorney with …

Carmel thumbs nose at Indiana’s new short-term rentals law

Officials in one of Indiana’s wealthiest cities are thumbing their noses at a new state law intended to curtail local governments’ authority to …

Regulation

Supreme Court reverses breach judgment against heart hospital

A longstanding dispute between a cardiologist and his former employer has ended with the Indiana Supreme Court overturning a $470,000 judgment …

Disease

Video released of Uber self-driving crash that killed woman in Arizona

Video of the first self-driving car crash that killed a pedestrian showed how the autonomous Uber failed to slow down as it fatally hit a 49-year-old woman walking her bike across the street.<p>The newly released footage of the collision that killed Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Arizona, on Sunday night …

San Francisco

AI Will Change Health Care Jobs for the Better

Smart machines tend to elicit both awe and deep anxiety. This is especially true in health care, where people’s hopes and fears tend to get magnified quickly. Consider three issues that get a lot of attention: the use of medical records, the “human touch” in medical care, and the future of jobs in …

Digital Health

How Mayo Clinic Is Combating Information Overload in Critical Care Units

Health care teams depend on electronic health records (EHRs) to compile important medical data from innumerable lab tests and medical devices, observations, treatments, and diagnostic codes. We rely on it so much that we consider the EHR to be a team member.<p>But in fast-paced critical care units, …

Digital Health

Tim Cook calls for ‘well-crafted regulation’ in light of Facebook data mining controversy

At the China Development Forum today, Tim Cook was asked about the leak of Facebook user data that saw Cambridge Analytica amass information on 50 million users. As reported by <i>Bloomberg</i>, Cook stated that the Facebook controversy is another sign that “well-crafted” regulations are necessary to …

Tim Cook

7th Circuit affirms judgment for Walgreens in slip-and-fall case

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed summary judgment for a national drugstore chain after finding that an woman who fell in an Indiana …

Judiciary

Toyota halts self-driving car tests after Uber-related death

Toyota has become the first major auto maker to halt tests of autonomous cars after a woman was struck and killed by a self-driving Uber vehicle.<p>The Japanese car company said Wednesday that it would temporarily suspend testing of its 'Chauffeur' autonomous driving system on US roads.<p>"We feel the …

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Crack on Florida Bridge Was Discussed in Meeting Hours Before Collapse

MIAMI — Hours before the collapse of a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University on Thursday, the engineering company for the bridge held a meeting to discuss a crack on the structure, according to a statement from the university released early Saturday.<p>The engineering company, Figg …

COA affirms summary judgment for estate on negligence claim

An Indiana couple trying to bring a negligence claim against the lessor of a home with an allegedly-defective handrail can pursue neither a …

Judiciary

Rear-ended driver loses appeal vs. driver who suddenly stopped

A driver whose vehicle was rear-ended after the driver in front of him suddenly stopped cannot sue the driver who stopped due to a release he signed …

Decades Ago, Pilots Learned to “Fly by Instruments.” Doctors Need to Do the Same

In a landmark 2016 study Johns Hopkins researchers estimated that more than 250,000 Americans die each year from treatment-related mistakes, making medical error the third-leading cause of death in the United States. As a former military flight surgeon trained in aviation accident investigations, I …

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