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For Medical Malpractice And Personal Injury

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Mary A. Findling

Attorney

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Practice Areas:

  • Medical Malpractice Law

Biography

As a longtime medical malpractice lawyer, Mary Findling is well-known and highly respected as a leader in her field. Her work in the courtroom has influenced the way malpractice law is understood in Indiana today. Several of her cases have been reported as significant in determining or clarifying new points of malpractice law. As an esteemed part of the legal community, Mary speaks at numerous seminars on medical malpractice matters. She is also AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. Born and raised in Indiana, Mary’s extensive experience and intimate knowledge of the law make her one of Indianapolis’s top medical malpractice attorneys for the most complex serious injury, permanent disability, and wrongful death cases. Languages: German and French.

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1986
    • Honors: summa cum laude
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • M.A., Master of Arts - 00/1974
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 00/1972
    • Honors: With Highest Distinction

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1986

Honors

  • Super Lawyer member, 2004-present
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 1999
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Classes & Seminars

  • “Illusionary Underinsured Coverage-Reports of its Demise are Exaggerated,” ITLA Seminar, 1990
  • “The Discovery Rule in Indiana,” ICLEF Medical Malpractice Seminar, 1991
  • “A to Z of Insured and Underinsured,” ICLEF Seminar, 1992
  • “Medical Negligence Litigation,” ICLEF Seminar, 1993
  • “Litigating TMJ, Back and Neck Injuries,” ICLEF Seminar, 1993
  • “Presenting a Case to a Medical Review Panel,” ICLEF Seminar, 1996
  • “The Discovery Rule in Medical Malpractice,” ITLA Seminar, 1997
  • “The Year in Review,” ICLEF Seminar, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001

Published Works

  • Underinsurance in Indiana: An Illusion of Coverage? Indiana Law Review Vol. 21, Issue 1, 1988

Representative Cases

  • Landis v. American Interinsurance Exchange, 542 N.E.2d 1351, 1989, Ind.App. 1 Dist., 1989129047
  • State ex rel. Hiland v. Fountain Circuit Court, 516 N.E.2d 50, 1987, Ind., 1987157413
  • Terre Haute Regional Hosp., Inc. v. Trueblood, 600 N.E.2d 1358, 1992, Ind., 1992182576
  • McCarty v. Hospital Corp. of America, 580 N.E.2d 228, 1991, Ind., 1991176337
  • Cacdac v. West, 705 N.E. 2d 506 (Ind. App. 1999)
  • Martin v. Richey, 711 N.E. 2d 1273 (Ind. 1999)
  • Cundiff by Cundiff v. Daviess County Hospital, 656 N.E. 2d 298 (Ind. App 1995)
  • Mayhue v. Sparkman, 653 N.E. 2d 1834 (Ind. 1995)
  • Reed v. Central Soya Co. Inc., 644 N.E. 2d 84 (Ind. 1994)
  • Piatek v. Beale, 999 N.E. 2d 418 (Ind. 2013)
  • Scripture v. Roberts, Ind. Court of Appeals 2016

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, 1986
  • Indiana State Bar Association, 1986
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America), 1986
  • Board of Directors, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 1993
  • Board of Directors, Hoosier Alliance for Consumer Rights, 1990
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Central Indiana Tennis Association, Past Board of Directors

Languages

  • German
  • French