Carmel Medical Malpractice
Carmel, Indiana, the largest suburb of Indianapolis, is located just north of Indianapolis. Indiana’s fifth largest city with a population of 79,191 people as of the 2010 census, the Census Bureau estimates the town to have a population of 91,065 people by the year 2016
Straddling the US Highway 31 corridor, Carmel provides an easy commute south into Indianapolis, or north to Kokomo or Anderson. Partly due to its convenient location, but also due to a large number of local businesses and amenities, Carmel was voted to be one of the best communities in which to live in the United States multiple times between the years of 2012 and 2017 by organizations such as CNN Money Magazine and Niche.com.
The city of Carmel was laid out in 1837 and initially named Bethlehem. In the year 1874, the town officially incorporated and assumed the name, Carmel. The growing metropolitan development in Indianapolis brought an influx of businesses such as Eli Lilly and Company, founded in 1876 in the far northern area of Indianapolis.
In 1882, the Monon Railroad began laying railroad track in Clay Township, connecting Sheridan through Carmel, to Westfield and south into Indianapolis. The official depot for Carmel opened in 1883. The rail station remained open until 1974. The rail lines have since been repurposed as walking paths used to connect Hamilton County to Indianapolis with 23.1 miles of continuous trail.
With continued growth promoted by the proximity to Indianapolis, Carmel’s population grew steadily by more than 1,000 people per year around the year 1970 and maintained that rate of growth late into the 1980’s. In the year 1976, Carmel elected its first Mayor and officially joined the ranks of Indiana’s cities.
As the importance of rail to community development faded, Carmel turned its efforts to highway and road development. The city is crisscrossed by US-31, US-52, US-421, I-465, and Keystone Parkway. These roads held the key to the city’s continued significance and growth. While they allowed convenient access to any businesses or entertainment in the area, they also pose risks. Whenever commuting or traveling along an interstate or highway, be sure to use extreme caution to minimize the risk of automobile incident or personal injury.
Since the turn of the century, Carmel has redoubled efforts at city beautification and infrastructure development. The city has used roundabouts in efforts to expedite traffic patterns as well as providing a means for more green space on the roads. There has also been a significant push for downtown activities and growth, which led to the construction of the Palladium, the Civic Theater, and the scenic downtown City Center complex which offers a location for shopping and dining as well as high-quality apartment style living.
Events such as summer concerts, the Rollfast Gran Fondo, the international art festival, and the weekly seasonal Carmel farmers market- which opened for the first time in 1998 draw large crowds to visit or even move to the Carmel area.
Though nobody hopes to have to make a trip to the hospital, Carmel boasts several clinics and medical facilities staffed with qualified healthcare providers ready to give the highest quality of care with state of the art equipment. While anyone receiving treatment should always feel confident in the quality of their care, accidents may, and do occur. Do not allow a medical accident or injury, or worse yet, medical malpractice to prevent you from caring for yourself or a loved one. Contact the attorney’s at Montross Miller to pursue full restitution for personal injury to you or your loved one.