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12Jun

With Over 60 Years of Litigation Experience, Baker & Gilchrist Offers Indiana Residents Skilled Medical Malpractice Representation

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Baker & Gilchrist provides medical malpractice representation to the residents of the state of Indiana. With over 60 years of combined litigation experience, the firm’s medical malpractice lawyers are ready to fight for the rights of patients who have suffered…

5Jun

FYI: Medical Abbreviations Can Lead to Errors

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law
Medical Abbreviations can be scary

Have you ever tried to read a prescription from your doctor and wondered if it was written in a foreign language? You are not alone. Aside from poor penmanship, medical abbreviations can make any type of notes from a doctor…

30May

Baker & Gilchrist Celebrates 20 Years of Leading People Through the Law

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Baker and Gilchrist News

Baker & Gilchrist is celebrating 20 years of leading people through the law. The Indiana medical malpractice attorneys are proud to offer their clients strategic legal solutions and thoughtful representation in medical malpractice claims. The firm has more than 60…

21May

CDC: 700 Pregnancy-Related Deaths Occur Each Year; 60% Are Preventable

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law
700 Pregnancy-Related Deaths Occur Each Year

The birth of a child should be one of the happiest moments of a woman’s life. Sadly, for some women, problems related to pregnancy or birth can lead to the end of a life rather than the start of a…

10May

Doctor Shares Common Causes of Diagnostic Errors

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law
Medical Errors Statistics 2018

Diagnostic errors can be the result of a multitude of things. However, there are some common behaviors that one doctor recently warned about to help other health care professionals prevent diagnostic errors and improve their bedside manner. In an article…

12Mar

Baker & Gilchrist Named Super Lawyers for 2019

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Baker & Gilchrist is pleased to announce that firm partners Rex Baker and Caroline Gilchrist have both been named Super Lawyers for 2019. This is a distinction that is bestowed on only 5 percent of attorneys in the state. In…

12Feb

Correcting Errors in Medical Records Could Save Your Life

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law
Correcting errors in medical records

Did you know that nearly 1 in 10 people who access their medical records request corrections to errors for a number of different reasons? This estimate from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology illustrates the importance…

7Dec

Numerous Indiana Hospitals Face Penalties for Readmission Rates

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law
Indiana patient readmissions

Dozens of hospitals in Indiana, including several in the Indianapolis area, will see their Medicare reimbursements reduced in the coming year due to their readmission rates, Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) reports. A hospital’s readmission rate – like the number of…

7Dec

What Can You Do When a Home Birth Goes Wrong?

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law
What are the risks of home births?

Planned out-of-hospital births, or “home births,” account for around only 1 percent of the four million births that occur in the U.S. every year, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates. Still, the same data shows that…

27Mar

Do Doctors Understand Immunotherapy Side Effects?

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law

Advances in cancer treatment have greatly improved cancer survival rates in recent years, the National Cancer Institute notes. However, some new forms of cancer treatment such as immunotherapy can cause patients to suffer harmful and potentially life-threatening side effects. A…