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A positive note from Indiana's 2010 Medical Error
Report: No reported deaths or serious disabilities from medication errors
occurred during this reporting period. In years past, the report noted anywhere
from three to eight deaths per year. Our local medical professionals
still have plenty of medical malpractice fears to face, though. The report
notes 33 cases of surgical items left in patients and 17 falls
in various medical facilities resulting in a death or serious disability.
Lawmakers have kept the legal bogeyman somewhat at bay, however. The state
caps medical malpractice claims at $1.25 million.