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9Jun

Dangers of Transitions from Hospital to Home

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law
Our Indiana medical malpractice attorneys warn about the dangers of transitions from hospital to home.

Patients are often released from a hospital before they are fully healed or at optimal health. In some cases, they are released to their home, where they are expected to perform self-care (such as taking medications or ensuring that a…

5May

Can We Predict Which Doctors Will Face Malpractice Suits?

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law
Our Indiana medical malpractice attorneys reports on medical malpractice stats and if its possible to predict which doctors will face malpractice suits.

Suing a doctor can seem like a daunting task if you are currently dealing with injuries or the loss of a loved one due to medical malpractice. At the law offices of Baker & Gilchrist, we understand how difficult the…

1Apr

Indiana Medical Malpractice Act Revision Signed Into Law

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law
Indiana medical malpractice act is revised to increase caps on damages for victims.

For the first time in nearly two decades, lawmakers in Indiana have voted in favor of a change to the cap on medical malpractice damages in the state for those who have been a victim of medical malpractice. The current…

25Mar

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Review 2014 Indiana Medical Errors Report

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Baker and Gilchrist News, Medical Malpractice Law
Our Indiana medical malpractice attorneys review the 2014 Indiana Medical Errors Report.

Each year, the Indiana State Department of Health publishes results from the Indiana Medical Error Reporting System. This report measures the frequency of acts of negligence that should never happen in a healthcare setting but does not record all incidents that…

9Mar

Government Makes Obtaining Personal Medical Records Easier

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law
Our Indiana medical malpractice attorneys report that the government has made obtaining personal medical records easier.

When medical mistakes and errors are made, we expect our medical records to provide clues as to what happened, as well as how such an error could have occurred. Unfortunately, patients involved in medical malpractice cases are often shocked when…

9Mar

Farewell to Attorney of Counsel Kelly Scanlan

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Baker and Gilchrist News
Indiana lawyer Kelly Scanlan

It is with mixed feelings that I say goodbye to Rex Baker, Caroline Gilchrist, and the legal staff and nurse consultants at Baker & Gilchrist. I have been fortunate beyond measure to work with the Baker & Gilchrist team since…

12Feb

Caroline Gilchrist: 2016 Top 25 Women Indiana Super Lawyer

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Baker and Gilchrist News, Medical Malpractice Law
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As a female lawyer for over 33 years, Caroline Gilchrist’s goals have simply been to do her best on behalf of her clients and represent her profession in an honorable way.   Some of the best rewards over the years has…

27Jan

Can Patient Falls In Hospitals or Nursing Homes Be Considered Medical Malpractice In Indiana?

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law
If you are a patient who has fallen at a hospital or nursing home you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim. Contact Baker & Gilchrist to learn more.

When you are suffering as the result of a serious illness or injury, oftentimes the best way to ensure you receive the medical care and treatment you need is by going to the hospital. By being admitted to a hospital,…

29Dec

Medication Errors Common Form of Harm to Patients

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law
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Each one of us who takes prescription medicine expects that the medication will address a health problem and improve our condition. Many medications have accepted risks that are unavoidable. But medications prescribed incorrectly can cause serious harm as a result…

23Nov

Can Knowing Your Family History Prevent Malpractice?

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law
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National Family Health History Day, which will take place on November 26, coincides with the Thanksgiving holiday. There is no better time for you to collect information about your family’s medical history than when several generations are gathered around the…

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