As you probably know, filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in the State
of Indiana can be an uphill battle. At Crossen Kooi Law, we are ready
to fight that battle on your behalf.
Attorney Jeff Kooi has 15 years of experience holding medical professionals accountable for
their sometimes fatal errors.
The process for filling a medical malpractice claim with the
Indiana Department of Insurance can be a daunting task without the experienced help of a medical malpractice
attorney. Allow us to explain just one portion of this process –
the Medical Review Panel.
Once your attorney has filed a proposed complaint with the Indiana Department
of Insurance, the process for forming the medical review panel will begin.
The panel will consist of four professionals – three healthcare
professionals and one attorney. While the attorney sits on the panel,
he/she does not have voting authority. The plaintiff’s attorney
and the defendant’s attorney each are allowed to pick one member
of the panel. The two chosen members then select the third healthcare
professional in order to complete the voting members of the panel. Two
members of the panel must practice in the field in which the malpractice occurred.
The members of the panel must answer the following questions: Was there
a deviation from the standard of care? Did the deviation from the standard
of care lead to the damages as outlined in the complaint?
Be sure to check back later this month as we explain what happens in this
process after the Medical Review Panel has been formed and an opinion
has been reached.