Bloomington Medical Malpractice
One of the most scenic and beautiful cities in Indiana is Bloomington. Sometimes called the “Gateway to Scenic Southern Indiana,” Bloomington is also a center of learning and diversity. Home to Indiana University Bloomington campus, and a large local population, Bloomington is embodied by a culture unique amongst Indiana’s cities.
As of the 2010 census, Bloomington was home to 80,405 people, with an estimated populace of 84,067 by the year 2016, making it Indiana’s seventh largest city. Now one of the biggest towns in southern Indiana, Bloomington comes from humble beginnings in the early eighteen-hundreds.
A small group of settlers from Kentucky, Tennessee, and the Carolinas found the area and settled it in the year 1818. They lovingly called it “haven of blooms” referencing the region’s bounty of wildflowers. Bloomington has maintained the tradition of beauty by keeping their ‘Tree City’ designation for 32 years as of 2015.
Two years after the settlement was established, Indiana University was founded. Many of the buildings constructed on the campus after the year 1820 were built of locally quarried Indiana limestone. The quarries were explicitly established between the cities of Bloomington and Bedford to take advantage of the ‘Salem limestone,’ a naturally occurring geological formation which contains some of the highest quality limestones in the United States.
Another attraction to Bloomington is the proximity of the city to green space. With such locations as Yellowwood State Forest, Brown County State Park, and the many green areas inside the city limits such as Lower Cascades Park, or Fergeson dog park, Bloomington offers many chances to enjoy the outdoors with hiking, biking, camping, and water recreation activities. Be sure to check out such events as the Hilly Hundred, or the Little 500 bicycle races to get an authentic taste of both Bloomington and Indiana University cultures (or, failing that, rent a copy of the 1979 classic film Breaking Away).
While having such a large and active student population (48,514 students) combines well with local southern Indiana culture to create a beautiful, diverse blend of cultures in Bloomington, specific risks also come hand in hand with having a university so close. Increased alcohol and drug use can lead to an increased number of impaired drivers on the roads, posing a health risk to everyone.
Bloomington’s primary industries are education and medicine. As the Monroe county seat, these are vital to sustain the infrastructure and supporting the outlying rural communities that exist without those immediate services. With the next nearest hospitals for many people in the area being the Columbus city health networks, nearly forty minutes away, Bloomington’s hospitals and general practice offices are even more significant.
The two hospitals accessible to Bloomington's citizens and students are Indiana University Health and Monroe Hospitals. There are many outpatient and quick clinics built nearer to the campus for the student’s convenience, and any students enrolled in Indiana University may access their campus clinic for a nominal fee.
Bloomington Hospital, first built in 1905 with only ten beds has continued to expand, and each year Bloomington builds on the legacy of medical excellence first established there. Anyone seeking medical attention at any of Bloomington’s fine medical establishments should arrive expecting the highest level of care modern medical science has to offer. Unfortunately, mistakes and professional fatigue on the job may lead to accidental injuries to yourself or a loved one. The attorneys of Montross Miller stand ready to come alongside and pursue full compensation for an injury experienced at any medical facility around the state, but especially if the medical malpractice occurs in Bloomington, Indiana.