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23Jun

IndyStar’s Nursing Home Investigation Uncovers Abuse of System

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Nursing Home Neglect

An investigation by IndyStar has uncovered systemic corruption in Indiana’s nursing home care system, allowing state officials to divert billions of dollars in federal money meant for nursing home care and instead use it to fund other operations at county…

22Jun

Can You Sue a Hospital for Emergency Room Malpractice?

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law
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When medical emergencies happen, it’s often up to the doctors and nurses working in a hospital’s emergency department to save a patient’s life. These healthcare providers regularly save lives and prevent further injury or illness for those taken to the…

23Apr

Most Common Emergency Room Mistakes

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law

The emergency room is a busy, fast-moving place. In fact, 139 million people visited the emergency room in the United States in one recent year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Emergency room doctors, nurses, and…

30Mar

When Should I Visit the Emergency Room?

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law

Making the decision to visit an emergency room is not a simple one for most people. Emergency rooms in Indiana are often overcrowded, which means long wait times for sick individuals who would rather be resting at home. So, when…

24Mar

Concerned About Coronavirus? You Don’t Need to Leave the House to Meet with Our Lawyers.

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Baker and Gilchrist News

We all have a duty to keep ourselves, our families, our neighbors, and our communities safe right now. This means temporarily reshaping the way we live our lives to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). At Baker & Gilchrist, we are…

13Mar

Who Can Request an Autopsy?

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law
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Losing a loved one is always a hard thing to accept. However, when family members suspect that medical malpractice was to blame for the death, they understandably want answers. Requesting an autopsy can help provide valuable information about how the…

27Feb

Do Head Injuries Cause Dementia?

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law
Do head injuries cause dementia?

Over the past few decades, researchers have made strong connections between brain injuries and the development of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia over time. In fact, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, one study showed that older adults who…

27Feb

Researchers Hope ‘Black Box’ in Operating Rooms Will Prevent Future Errors

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law

Most people have heard of the “black boxes” found on airplanes. These boxes are tools that are used in the event of a crash that allow investigators to study what happened onboard that led to the accident. Now, researchers have…

29Jan

Do Brain Injuries Affect Women Differently?

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law
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Anyone can suffer a brain injury in a serious accident. These injuries are often caused by a jolt to the head or penetration of the skull that impairs the brain’s functions. They frequently occur in auto accidents, falls, construction accidents,…

15Jan

Health Care System Causing Dangerous Burnout Among Doctors and Nurses

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Changes in the nation’s health care system are taking a physical, emotional, and psychological toll on doctors, nurses, and other clinicians, who show “substantial symptoms of burnout,” according to a National Academy of Medicine report published in October. Burnout affects…