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Hill v. Rhinehart
Citation:45 N.E.3d 427 (Ind. Ct. App. 2015).
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The Plaintiff, John Hill, was admitted as a patient to Parkview Memorial Hospital for a coronary bypass surgery. Due to some complications following surgery, several orders were placed to stop all administration of the drug Heparin. Despite this, the Plaintiff was still given Heparin on several occasions. The Plaintiff developed life threatening complications and ultimately had three limbs amputated as a result of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia with thrombosis. The Plaintiff entered into settlements with Parkview Hospital and Indiana Patient’s Compensation Fund for $250,000 which was the amount of the statutory cap for medical malpractice actions under the Medical Malpractice Act.
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