Medical Malpractice Law

8Dec

Medical Errors May Increase Due to Lack of Discipline Against Bad Doctors

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Medical Errors Statistics 2018

The COVID-19 pandemic has put enormous pressure on all aspects of our lives, including the healthcare system. Doctors, nurses, and others in the healthcare field have done incredible work since the pandemic reached the United States. However, a new report…

3Nov

How to Protect Yourself and Loved Ones from Medical Errors

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At Baker and Gilchrist, for over 20 years the primary focus of our practice has been investigating and pursuing claims for serious injuries related to medical negligence. Our clients often express to us that they don’t want what happened to…

22Jun

Can You Sue a Hospital for Emergency Room Malpractice?

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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…

13Mar

Who Can Request an Autopsy?

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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?

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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…