Disability Rights Nebraska

Lady Justice

Michael Argenyi Back in Medical School

On July 2, 2014, Michael Argenyi returned to medical school at Creighton University. Creighton is providing Michael the auxiliary aids and services as ordered by the District Court and the matter has been resolved.

Ian Ham Litigation Concluded

After a four-day bench trial, the Court found that a staff physician at the Beatrice State Developmental Center violated the standard of care owed to a person in his care.  The doctor ordered a tube feeding of a 25-year-old man with autism and diabetes without the medical staff first confirming if the feeding tube was properly placed.  As a result of the negligent feeding, Ian suffered peritonitis requiring emergency surgery.  The Court, in finding the State of Nebraska negligent, awarded $150,000.00 in damages for Ian's pain and suffering.  The Nebraska Legislature approved the payment of $150,000 to satisfy the Court judgment.  Ian Ham, by and through his Guardian and Next Friend, Sandra Ham v. State of Nebraska