In Indiana, medical malpractice is a complex area of the law. Medical malpractice occurs when treatment, lack of treatment, or other departure from accepted standards of medical care, causes harm to a patient. Examples of medical malpractice include, a misdiagnosis, improper treatment, failure to treat, delay in treatment, failure to perform appropriate follow up, prescription errors, etc. In many instances, medical malpractice is not obvious to a lay-person and requires the review and analysis by medical experts.
Most People Don't Know They Can Research Their Physician and Medical Malpractice Claims
The Indiana Department of Insurance (IDOI) a branch of IN.GOV has many forms of education to help protect consumers regarding medical insurance and medical malpractice. https://www.in.gov/idoi/2614.htm
A dedicated Medical Malpractice division has been created to oversee the qualification of health care providers and maintain files of medical malpractice actions as well as received proposed complaints.
This database may assist you in making informed decision about the providers you choose for healthcare. This is a public service for informational purposes. Choose Search For Health Care Provider” at: https://www.indianapcf.com/Public/index.aspx
Medical Malpractice happens more often than people think. In a 2004 survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, where individuals were asked how many Americans they believe die each year as a result of preventable medical errors, most (49%) responded less than 5,000, 18% responded 50,000, but only 14% indicated that they thought more than 100,000 people die each year as the result of a potentially preventable medical error. In November of 2010, a study conducted by the Office of Inspector General estimated that every month, 15,000 Medicare beneficiaries experience a potentially preventable medical error that contributes to their death.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice, we can help. Medical malpractice claims are challenging, lengthy, and expensive. We have the knowledge, experience, resources, and dedication to pursue your case.