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Medical Malpractice Law

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…

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?

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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,…

26Nov

How to Reduce Radiology Errors (and Unnecessary Surgeries)

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law

Imagine having a CT scan or MRI that indicated you needed expensive and painful back surgery, only to find out later that the surgery was unnecessary. That is exactly what workers at Walmart were experiencing, according to company officials, who…

21Oct

What Is the Difference Between a Medical Assistant and a Registered Nurse?

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law
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Do you think you suffered an injury due to the negligence of a medical assistant or registered nurse? You could be owed compensation if their actions failed to meet an acceptable standard of care, causing you serious harm as a…

21Oct

Is a Pharmacist a Doctor?

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law
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While pharmacists are required to hold a doctoral degree in pharmacy, they are not medical doctors or physicians. There are several differences between the two professions, including what they are legally allowed to do. Doctor vs. Pharmacist Doctors have a…

12Aug

Patient Notification for Abnormal Imaging Results

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law
Doctor misread X-rays

Patients sometimes have to undergo certain imaging procedures such as x-rays, CTs, mammograms, brain scans, MRIs, and more. These diagnostic procedures help doctors and radiologists determine whether there is something abnormal in a person’s body. No one wants to hear…