Indiana Medical Malpractice Lawyers

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Are You a Victim of Medical Malpractice in Indiana?

Attorneys Robert A. Langer, Steven L. Langer and Sara A. Langer

Why Choose the Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Langer & Langer

Since 1980

We have provided legal representation to hundreds of medical malpractice victims.

What Is Medical Malpractice in Indiana?


Duty of Care

An established relationship between the medical professional and the patient must have existed when the injury occurred. In most cases, the provider-patient relationship is formed when the patient seeks medical treatment and the doctor provides the treatment.


Breach of Duty

Medical professionals must use reasonable care in treating a patient. They must be careful. When a health care professional fails to do so, he or she is said to have breached the duty of care.



Health care professionals and medical facilities cannot be held liable for all injuries that happen in clinics and hospitals. To be held legally responsible for damages, the medical provider’s negligent act or omission must have been a cause of the patient’s injuries or death.



Some medical errors are annoying and inconvenient. Others, like those that cause serious or permanent injury, can leave victims and their families seriously affected. For a medical malpractice claim to be valid, the patient must have suffered significant harm that resulted in economic damages, like medical bills or lost wages, or noneconomic damages like pain and suffering, and permanent injury.

Filing a Lawsuit for Medical Malpractice in Indiana

Attorneys Robert A. Langer, Sara A. Langer, Michael A. Langer and Jon F. Schmoll

Who May Be Responsible for Medical Malpractice?

Any medical professional who commits an act of negligence and causes harm to a patient may be responsible for injuries caused by medical malpractice. An Indiana medical malpractice attorney at Langer & Langer may be able to help you recover damages from:

  • Anesthesiologists
  • Birthing centers
  • Dentists
  • Doctors
  • Health care clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Lab technicians
  • Nurses
  • Paramedics
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical therapists
  • Physician’s assistants
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Radiologists
  • Surgeons
  • Surgical centers
  • Urgent care centers

Where Does Medical Malpractice Occur?

Medical malpractice can occur in any health care setting. Our medical malpractice lawyers have handled cases involving patients who were injured in:

Types of Cases Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers Handle

Medical negligence cases can arise under a wide range of circumstances. Some of the most common types of cases our medical malpractice lawyers see involve:

Birth Injury

Diagnostic Errors

Emergency Room Errors

Errors in Communication

Medication Errors

Mistakes by Paramedics

Nursing Home Abuse

Mistakes by Paramedics

What Damages Can Be Awarded in Indiana Medical Malpractice Cases?

In Indiana, three types of damages may be awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits.

General Damages

General damages, also referred to as non-economic damages, are often difficult to quantify. These type of damages are generally a jury question and need not be reduced to a fixed rule or mathematical certainty.

Special Damages

Special damages, commonly known as economic damages, are monetary expenses that are caused by the medical malpractice. They include things such as medical bills, lost wages, medication costs, and the cost of medical equipment. These damages are calculated by reviewing documentation like billing statements and receipts.

Punitive Damages

Unlike general and special damages, which are meant to compensate the victim for his or her losses, punitive damages focus on punishing the defendant and preventing similar acts or omissions in the future. Punitive damages can only be sought when the medical negligence was outrageous, but in Indiana 75% of punitive damages goes to the state and 25% to the injured person.

What Our Clients Say

“Mr. Mike Langer exceeded all of my expectations. His attention to detailed facts and knowledge of my existing case was extremely impressive to me. His kindness and humbleness is what I was met with during our first meeting. Then, after speaking to Mr. Langer, I left his office with the feeling of relief and happiness in knowing that he cared and that he would help my case. Mr. Mike Langer made himself available immediately to me via email, phone, and text messaging if need be. He is a lawyer that cares about his clients, and he responds to clients concerns or questions in a timely manner.”

~ Sean Castor

Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice


Do I need an Indiana medical malpractice attorney to file a claim?


How long do I have to file a medical malpractice claim in Indiana?


Is there a cap on medical malpractice damages in Indiana?