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 been when she can say that she was able to make a difference for a client. Given the difficulties in pursuing medical malpractice claims on behalf of patients, she has tried to utilize her experience and knowledge toward that goal. Most of us trust that our medical providers and medical support staff will act in our best interests, prescribing treatments, procedures, and medications that will ultimately benefit both our health and well-being. Unfortunately, alarming increases in the numbers of medical mistakes and errors have resulted in patient injuries that are all too often severe and even life-threatening.
At Baker & Gilchrist, we understand the serious nature of these types of injuries, and our firm focuses on helping victims of Indiana medical malpractice get the compensation they deserve. As one of the founding partners at Baker & Gilchrist, Indiana attorney Caroline Gilchrist has devoted her practice to representing patients who have suffered medical negligence that resulted in serious injury. Caroline has received state and peer recognition as a top-rated medical malpractice lawyer from multiple venues including consistently holding an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell meaning that she meets a very high criteria of general ethical standards according to her peers. Also in 2016, for the eighth year in a row, Caroline Gilchrist has been named a Super Lawyer. This year, she was also named one of the Top 25 Women Indiana Super Lawyers.
Caroline’s Legal Experience in Medical Malpractice Cases
When it comes to legal experience as a medical malpractice lawyer, Indiana attorney Caroline Gilchrist has a unique perspective that gives her a competitive edge. Prior to joining forces with medical malpractice attorney Rex Baker to establish Baker & Gilchrist, she was a medical review panel chairperson and spent more than a decade working as a respected and highly successful medical malpractice defense attorney, defending doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice claims. In the mid-1990s, she made the switch to only representing patients in these cases, and Baker & Gilchrist was born.
According to Healthcare IT News, preventable medical errors have become the third-leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 400,000 victims each year. As a skilled medical malpractice lawyer, Caroline Gilchrist uses her experience as a defense attorney and with the medical review board to strategize the best course of action for clients who have been injured as a result of medical errors and mistakes. An accomplished author and lecturer, her experience includes cases involving birth injuries, delayed diagnosis and misdiagnosis, surgical errors, nursing home abuse cases, and wrongful death claims. Her legal abilities and track record of success in handling client claims have resulted in awards and recognition on a state level and by her peers.
Best Indiana Malpractice Lawyers
When it comes to ranking the best Indiana malpractice lawyers, Super Lawyers is a national expert, providing ratings for lawyers in more than 70 legal fields. Based on a high degree of professional achievement and nominations from her peers, Indiana attorney Caroline Gilchrist has been selected by Super Lawyers as one of the top-rated medical malpractice attorneys in the area since 2009. In 2016, she received the honor of being named one of the Top 25 Women Indiana Super Lawyers for her work in medical malpractice, as well as her work in other areas of law.
Although medical malpractice cases take up the majority of her time, she also practices personal injury law and uses her talents and legal skill as a mediator in family and civil law cases. Working as a primary trainer for the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum since 1999, she generously uses her knowledge and experience to help train others. This Indiana Super Lawyer has proven herself to be a valuable asset, both to her clients as well as to the entire legal field.
Contact Our Experienced Indiana Medical Malpractice Attorneys Today
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a medical error or mistake, contact the law office of Baker & Gilchrist today. Our experienced Indiana medical malpractice attorneys provide comprehensive, highly effective legal representation to assist you in getting compensation for your injuries. Serving Indianapolis, Avon, and the surrounding areas, we can help you. Call or contact us online today for a free consultation.