Early this morning families started the process of filling their cars, packing their casseroles and making their way along busy highways and back roads to grandmother’s house. It is a time-honored tradition of good food: Big turkeys, sweet potatoes, stuffing and cranberries. Many families watch a little football and most families enjoy a lot of family fun. Thanksgiving is a wonderful celebration that goes back to the earliest days of our country’s history. It officially kicks off the holiday season that extends into and through the New Year.
For some, it is a wonderful opportunity to give thanks for another full year of blessings and joy. But, sadly for many Indiana families, it is also a painful day of remembering those they have lost because of serious personal injury or medical malpractice.
In far too many homes around the state of Indiana, husbands sit at a table with an empty chair because of gross medical negligence. In hospital waiting rooms around the state, mothers will sit in silence, hoping for good news after another driver’s inattention and carelessness injured their son or daughter. In homes from Gary to Batesville, from Winchester to Lafayette, families will mourn the loss of their loved ones as a result of person injury or malpractice.
Those of us at the law offices of Montross Miller Muller Mendelson & Kennedy want to wish you and your family a safe and memorable Thanksgiving Day: Whether you gather to celebrate a year of plenty or solemnly honor those who are not with you this year. May this season be filled with thanksgiving for all that we have, the family and friends that we love, and an opportunity to faithfully honor those we have loved and lost.