Indiana is among states with the most difficult climate for an injured patient to pursue a malpractice claim against a medical provider. This year the Indiana General Assembly passed a bill to raise the cap on damages for the first time in twenty years. The legislation, SB28, Increases the maximum amount recoverable for an injury or a death of a patient in a medical malpractice action from $1,250,000 to $1,650,000 after June 30, 2017. Increases the maximum amount recoverable from a health care provider in a medical malpractice action from $250,000 to $400,000 after June 30, 2017. Further increases will take effect in 2019. Many people call Van Gilder & Trzynka to ask about injuries they believe were caused by medical negligence. The firm does help these callers understand the law, investigate their claims, and pursue remedies if appropriate.