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Medical Malpractice

19Jun

Is there a limit on attorney fees in medical malpractice cases?

Posted by Christina Catedrilla in

The state of Indiana sets the amount that a medical malpractice attorney may charge for representing an injured patient at 15 percent of the award paid by the Indiana Patient Compensation Fund. The attorney may charge a fee that is…

19Jun

How long do I have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Indiana?

Posted by Christina Catedrilla in

You generally have two years from the date of the medical error that caused your injury in which to file a malpractice claim. For medical errors involving children under the age of 6, the child’s parent or guardian has until…

19Jun

Do I have to wait to file a medical malpractice lawsuit?

Posted by Christina Catedrilla in

It is best to seek legal advice about a medical malpractice claim as soon as you suspect that a preventable medical error or neglect has caused serious harm. An attorney can advise you relating to the specifics of the claim…

19Jun

If I file a medical malpractice lawsuit, will I have to testify in court?

Posted by Christina Catedrilla in

In many cases, a medical malpractice lawsuit will be resolved before it reaches court. There are many reasons why settlement is beneficial to both parties in a medical malpractice case. Trials present risks to both sides. Also, the defendant may…

19Jun

I’ve already had one law firm look at my case and decide not to pursue a lawsuit. But I’m just not ready to walk away. Can Baker & Gilchrist help me?

Posted by Christina Catedrilla in

Yes, we can help you. Rex Baker and Caroline Gilchrist have many years of experience assisting grieving family members and others who have been harmed while undergoing medical treatment. We cannot guarantee that we will find that you have a…

19Jun

If I don’t want to relive my loss, and I don’t need money, is there any need for me to pursue a medical malpractice claim?

Posted by Christina Catedrilla in

In most cases, the compensation obtained in a medical malpractice lawsuit is of great financial help to the injured patient or the family that has suffered a loss. But a medical malpractice lawsuit is also a legal mechanism for holding…

19Jun

I’ve heard that Indiana has a Patient’s Compensation Fund that may pay money to people injured because of medical malpractice. Is this true?

Posted by Christina Catedrilla in

For medical malpractice claims made for negligent care that occurred on or after July 1, 2017, the Indiana Patient’s Compensation Fund (PCF) guarantees payment for medical malpractice claims in which the liability of a qualified medical provider has been established…