Steven L Langer’s Answers

Steven L Langer

Valparaiso Medical Malpractice Attorney.

Contributor Level 7
  1. Failed back surgery, screws right threw my spinal canal! Now disfigured, from another surgeon having to fix his work!

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Lynn Walker
    2. Guy Irvin Wade III
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Steven L Langer
    5. David J. McCormick
    5 lawyer answers

    You should contact in Indiana medical malpractice attorney immediately. Generally, Indiana follows a two year occurrence-based statute of limitations for claims against qualified healthcare providers. Again,I suggest you contact an attorney of your choice immediately. Hope this helps.

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  2. Am I able to receive all of my money and damages to find another Dentist that can properly fix the teeth that a Dentist damaged?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Steven L Langer
    2. Marc Edward Stewart
    2 lawyer answers

    Go see another dentist ASAP. Indiana has a medical malpractice statute but assuming all you need to have done is to have your tooth filled, you might want to get a copy of the second dentist's office note and send it dentist 1 with a note to refund your money. I think the Indiana Dental Association offers free mediation over fee disputes. You might want to check that out. Hope you feel better

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  3. Can a decision by the Indiana Medical Board be appealed?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Steven L Langer
    2. William Leigh Wilson
    3. Elizabeth Taylor Herd
    4. Patrick A Malone
    4 lawyer answers

    Indiana's medical review panel process requires that the 3 member panel render opinions as to whether the health care provider did or did not comply with the standard of the care and whether the conduct complained of was a factor in the outcome. That opinion of the medical review panel is admissible into evidence at trial but is not conclusive so that should be helpful to your case. The panel also reaches a separate opinion as to whether the any of the defendants should be reported to the...

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  4. A yr. ago I was diagnosed with a small tumor of the colon. My family physician referred me to a surgeon. I met with the surgeon

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Burton A. Padove
    2. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    3. David J. McCormick
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Steven L Langer
    5 lawyer answers

    It's good that there was not a significant delay in making the correct diagnosis and getting the tumor out but one of the issues is going to be whether the delay in diagnosis impacted outce and whether you would have suffered the. Same type of injury regardless . I encourage you to talk to an Indiana lawyer but please know that Indiana generally follows a 2 year occurrence based statute of limitations so please don't wait. I hope you are feeling better

  5. Limits on med mal compensation in Indiana

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Steven L Langer
    2. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes. Indiana has a cap that has so far withheld constitutional challenge. The present cap is $1,250,000 per occurrence of malpractice regardless of the number of healthcare providers who contribute to the occurrence and regardless of the pecuniary loss. However, if there are two separate acts of malpractice that cause separate and distinct injuries, then the patient can recover twice depending of course on the nature and extent of the injuries. Further, if there is 1 occurrence of...

  6. How much should we negotiate for a pain and sufferin sum.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Steven L Langer
    2. Lars A. Lundeen
    3. Donald Curtis Kudler
    3 lawyer answers

    The amount of money constitiuting full payment for the injuries suffered by your daughter are fact sensitive and case specific. In your post you mention that your daughter is "very scared on playground equipment." Does your daughter have a scar? If so, what are the dimensions of the scar? Does the scar hurt? How does your daughter feel about the scar? What do the doctors say will happen to the scar over time? What do the doctors say about whether your daughter will need future medical...

  7. Whos responsible for medical bills when you except a plea and your not at fault?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Steven L Langer
    1 lawyer answer

    Although I am an Indiana attorney this does not constitute legal advice but I hope gives you some helpful information. I suggest you see an attorney immediately because if you are planning on suing someone for an injury you received Indiana generally follows a two year statute of limitations period. If you wait more than two years your claim may be barred by expiration of the statute of limitations. By pleading guilty to a crime you admit that the allegations contained within the charge...

  8. Doctor making me pay upfront due to car accident.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Steven L Langer
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Nima Taradji
    3 lawyer answers

    Here is my sense of what is going on. More and more healthcare providers do not want to accept a patient's health insurance because of "write offs" and discounts that the healthcare provider is required to give under its contract with the health insurance company. So, the healthcare providers insists that the patient pay "the full bill" up front because the patient will recover downstream from the person that hit you. There are two important Indiana Supreme court decisions dealing with what...

  9. False acusations

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Steven L Langer
    2. Lars A. Lundeen
    2 lawyer answers

    Although infrequent, it is not as rare as you might think that a spouse or former spouse in a divorce or post-decree matter, makes allegations of inappropriate contact against a former spouse or a former spouse's significant other. You should immediately have your husband contact his attorney or find an attorney. I would not wait because these situations generally get worse with time if not addressed. Among other things, I would have your attorney obtain copies of the supposed "nude pics"...

  10. I was involved in a rearend collision and have not herd from the other drivers insurance company.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Steven L Langer
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    4. Andrew Daniel Myers
    4 lawyer answers

    First, you should get medical care for your injuries and make sure that you follow your doctor's medical advice. It is not uncommon for people who are involved in car crashes, even those with serious injuries, to want to get home to their family, and then later when the adreneline has left, the pain appears and they seek medical attention. Second, make sure either you or your insurance agent file the Indiana State form showing that you had insurance coverage. You must do this even if...