Medical malpractice covers a wide spectrum of injuries against various defendants including, hospitals, nurses, dentists, and doctors. A medical malpractice claim may stem from the treatment of a broken bone or the most complex of open heart surgery.
When medical professionals fail to uphold the proper standard of care, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the resulting injuries and their effects. If you or a loved one suffered medical malpractice or negligence, The Law Office of Joseph Lamy can help you fight for your rights. Our Cranston medical malpractice attorney is prepared to offer you personalized, one-on-one legal counsel and unwavering representation every step of the way.
Injured as a result of medical malpractice? Call us at (401) 228-7470 to find out how we can help. We offer free, initial consultations for all new and potential clients.What is Medical Malpractice?
Doctors and other medical professionals are highly trained individuals who truly want to help their patients feel better. Such professionals are held to a standard of care requiring him or her to provide appropriate quality care and to inform the patient of all necessary information. Unfortunately, negligence does often occur and it can be catastrophic and may even result in wrongful death.
Some common medical errors are:
- Failure to diagnose cancer or other illness
- Surgical error
- Wrong site surgery
- Birth injuries
- Anesthesia complications
- Emergency room negligence
- Pharmacy errors
Medical malpractice can have far-reaching, devastating consequences, including infections, permanent disability, brain damage, and even death. It’s important to reach out to a medical malpractice lawyer in Rhode Island as soon as possible in order to learn more about your rights and legal options.What You Should Know About Medical Malpractice Cases
There are several things you need to know regarding medical malpractice cases:
They are always contested. Unlike most auto accidents or slip and fall cases, medical malpractice will likely not settle prior to a lawsuit. That does not necessarily mean the case will go all the way to trial, but your attorney can better prepare as if it will be tried.
Medical Malpractice is changing. Medical malpractice is heavily discussed in the ongoing health care debates as so-called "tort reform." You need an attorney who is always keeping an eye on the current state of the law so that you are well aware of your rights. Our blog is a great resource to follow the debate concerning medical malpractice law. Also, as a member of the Rhode Island Association for Justice, our Rhode Island medical malpractice attorney is helping to protect victims’ rights to compensation for medical error.
Medical malpractice is the most complex of all personal injury lawsuits and requires an attorney with experience in the field. If you believe you may have been a victim of medical malpractice or negligence, our team can help you determine if you have a valid case. If so, we can help you pursue the just recovery you are owed. Our experienced attorney is available 24/7 and even gives out his personal cell phone number in order to be even more accessible for his clients.
Contact our office at (401) 228-7470 as soon as possible for a free consultation. We are always available to assist you with your case.