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Sherry Fabina-Abney is a lawyer in the health law group. She has more than 25 years of experience serving clients with medical staff, peer review, license and accreditation and physician-related issues and litigation.

Sherry counsels health care systems, hospitals and professionals on a variety of legal and regulatory issues. She assists with medical staff, licensing and accreditation matters. Her litigation experience includes defending peer review actions, enforcing exclusive contracts and representing clients in physician group disputes. She represents clients in arbitrations and professionals before their licensing boards. She assists hospitals, surgery centers and medical staff leaders in addressing professional competency and conduct concerns including impairment and behavioral issues and core measure and HIPAA compliance.

Sherry served as president of the Indiana Chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association in 2007.

Sherry earned a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Purdue University, with distinction, and earned her law degree, magna cum laude, from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. While in law school, she served as the managing editor on the board of editors of the Indiana Law Review. After law school, Fabina-Abney clerked at Ice Miller for the summer and then served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Judge Michael S. Kanne, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. She joined Ice Miller in 1989.
Reported and Representative Cases
  • Cohen v. Orthalliance New Image,252 F.Supp.2d 761 (N.D. Ind. 2003)
  • Orthodontics v. Orthalliance, 210 F.Supp.2d 1054 (N.D. Ind. 2002)
  • Mulder v. Vankersen, 637 N.E.2d 1335 (Ind. App. 1995).
  • Sink v. Knox County Hospital, 900 F. Supp. 1065 (S.D. Ind. 1995).
  • Watters v. Dinn, 633 N.E.2d 280 (Ind. App. 1994).
  • Maresse v. Deaconess Hospital, No. 90-3415, 1992 W L 116376 (7th Cir. June 1, 1992), rehearing denied (July 22, 1992).
  • Islami v. Covenant Medical Center, 882 F. Supp. 1361 (N.D. Iowa 1992).
  • GPH v. Giles, 578 N.E.2d 729 (Ind. App. 1991).
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Speaking Engagements
  • Sherry speaks frequently concerning legal and regulatory issues governing medical records, accreditation, the Health Care Quality Improvement Act (HCQIA), the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), the Indiana Peer Review Statute and other health care related subjects.
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