South Bend Medical Malpractice
With more than 100,000 residents counted in 2014, South Bend is the fourth largest city in the state of Indiana, and is the seat of St. Joseph County. Located along the St. Joseph river, about five miles south of the Indiana-Michigan border, South Bend is the economic and cultural hub of Northern Indiana.
The area around what is now South Bend was initially settled by fur traders in the early 1800’s for the use of the St. Joseph River. By 1845, the first steam engine line was built through South Bend, and most business was shifted from water shipping to rail. The manufacturing business of South Bend continued to grow with the location of the Studebaker Plant and the Oliver Chilled Plow Company. South Bend’s Population peaked in the late 1950’s at 132,445, and then dropped by over 30,000 with the demise of the Studebaker Plant and the rise of suburban migration. In 1950, more than half of South Bend’s employment opportunities were in the manufacturing field, but by the year 2000, the manufacturing jobs of the city made up only sixteen percent of the South Bend workforce.
One of South Bend’s most important cultural and economic contributors is the University of Notre Dame, located in unincorporated Notre Dame, Indiana and founded in the year 1845. Nationally recognized for both its academic and athletic programs, Notre Dame has attracted visitors, students and employees from all around the world.
The Studebaker National Museum is another local and national attraction in South Bend, and highlights much of the manufacturing history of the South Bend area. Yet another cultural attraction is the South Bend History Museum, which highlights aspects of regional life in Northern Indiana, showcasing the importance of the South Bend’s agriculture, manufacturing and education systems to the rest of the region.
The largest industries in South Bend today are health care, education, small business, and tourism, though the city is still home to large corporations such as Crowe Horwath, Honeywell, and AM General. In an attempt to attract new technologies based corporations and businesses, the city has recently renovated the old Studebaker plant and surrounding business park into a new technology center named Ignition Park. Since its completion, South Bend has seen its first population growth in over fifty years.
When someone seeks medical care at any one of South Bend's hospitals, doctor’s or specialist’s offices, they should expect the highest quality of care that offered by modern medicine; however, this is not always the case and it is possible that you or a loved one have experienced a misdiagnosis or medical error that has led to a serious personal injury or even the death of a family member or loved one. If this has happened to you, the attorneys of Montross Miller are here to help.
Our firm assists injured people all across the state of Indiana; from Evansville to Fort Wayne, from Batesville to South Bend, our experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys will hear your case and help.