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Jun
2019
OMW Secures Defense Verdict for OB/GYN

Kelly McFadden and Mike O’Neill successfully defended an OB/GYN and his group in a jury trial in St. Joseph County Superior Court, Mishawaka, Indiana. The Plaintiffs’ alleged that the physician was negligent when he failed to diagnose an extremely rare abdominal pregnancy during a courtesy ultrasound (non-diagnostic) performed at ten weeks, resulting in the pregnancy […]

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Jun
2019
OMW earns summary judgment in Underinsured Motorist coverage claim

Dan Glavin recently earned summary judgment on behalf of an insurer in an underinsured motorist coverage claim. Plaintiff argued that a policy provision allowing the insurer to set off amounts paid under the policy’s medical payments provision was unenforceable because it violated Indiana’s statutes governing uninsured/underinsured coverage. Plaintiff also alleged the insurer’s insistence on enforcing […]

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May
2019
Summary Judgment in Favor of Attorney Affirmed by Court of Appeals

Mike O’Neill and Marian Drenth recently prevailed before the Indiana Court of Appeals in a legal malpractice case where the Court affirmed summary judgment in favor of a lawyer and his firm.  See, Gates v. O’Connor, 111 N.E.3d 215 (Ind. Ct. App. 2018).  The Gates Plaintiffs sued their deceased father’s attorneys for failing to finalize […]

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Apr
2019
Mike O’Neill Present Seminar Entitled “Sound Medicine: The Impact of Communication in Healthcare”

March 20, 2019, Mike O’Neill presented a seminar entitled “Sound Medicine: The Impact of Communication in Healthcare.” This Risk Management presentation, held at Avalon Manor in Merrillville, Indiana was attended by approximately 100 physicians from various practice specialties in Northwest Indiana. For more information on risk management services provided by O’Neill McFadden & Willett LLP, […]

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Feb
2019
OMW Partners and Associate Selected as 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

O’Neill McFadden & Willett LLP Partners Michael O’Neill (Medical Malpractice Defense), Kelly McFadden (Medical Malpractice Defense), Marian Drenth (Professional Liability), Michelle Burchett ( Medical Malpractice Defense) and Robert Dignam (Labor and Employment) were selected as Indiana Super Lawyers. Jeremy Willett and Kathleen Erickson were selected as Rising Stars. OMW congratulates all of its’ SuperLawers.

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Feb
2019
OMW Secures Defense Verdict for Radiologist

In February, OMW successfully defended a radiologist in a 3-week jury trial. Plaintiff alleged that the radiologist had negligently interpreted an AP portable chest x-ray, which lead to death due to untreated aortic dissection. Jeremy Willett was lead counsel for the radiologist and was assisted by Kristanna Roper-Nikitaras. For further information related to the defense […]

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Feb
2019
OMW Secures Jury Verdict in Favor of Hospital in Medical Malpractice Case

In February, Marian Drenth and Daniel Ford secured a defense verdict in favor of a hospital in Porter Superior Court, Valparaiso, Indiana. The Plaintiffs alleged negligence by the hospital in failing to inform the patient of an x-ray finding of cardiomegaly which Plaintiffs claimed resulted in the patient’s death approximately three weeks later. The case […]

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Jan
2019
Kathleen M. Erickson Named Partner at OMW

O’Neill McFadden & Willett LLP proudly announces that Kathleen M. Erickson has been elected the newest Partner in the firm. OMW is honored to have Kathleen as our Partner.

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Sep
2018
OMW Secures Defense Verdict for Anesthesiologist in a Medical Malpractice Jury Trial

Mike O’Neill and Michelle Burchett successfully defended an Anesthesiologist in a jury trial in Marion County Superior Court, Indianapolis, Indiana. The Plaintiff alleged that the physician was negligent in monitoring his blood pressure during a lengthy Cardiac Ablation surgery resulting in significant vision loss. The jury heard nine days of evidence between September 14 – […]

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Sep
2018
OMW Obtains a Summary Judgment in Products Liability Case

Dan Glavin and Kathleen Erickson won summary judgment for a farm equipment distributor in a products liability/breach of warranty claim. A used combine and corn header sold by the distributor was alleged to have caught fire, resulting in total loss of the equipment. Plaintiff sued the distributor and the manufacturer of the equipment, alleging that […]

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