A special relationship exists between physicians and their patients. Physicians owe their patients a duty to provide a certain standard of care, using at least the level of skill, care, and diligence that is generally exercised by fellow practitioners in the medical professions. It is considered medical malpractice when a medical professional breaches that duty through negligence or carelessness and causes injury to a patient. Medical malpractice victims may recover compensation for their injuries, including for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and lost income.
The knowledgeable attorneys of Rappoport, DeGiovanni & Caslowitz, Inc have successfully represented medical malpractice clients in East Providence and throughout Rhode Island & Massachusetts for years, routinely obtaining generous awards on cases involving birth injuries, orthopedic surgeries, anesthesia, emergency medicine, hospital nursing care, nursing home care, cosmetic surgeries, prescription drug mistakes, psychiatric care and eye surgeries.
To prevail on a medical malpractice claim, expert medical testimony is generally required to establish that the medical care or diagnosis was negligent and that this negligence caused the patient’s injuries. The attorneys at Rappoport, DeGiovanni & Caslowitz, Inc regularly consult with a number of licensed medical professionals and retain prominent medical experts who have a gift for clearly explaining medical mistakes to jurors.
Rhode Island law sets statutory deadlines for filing medical malpractice claims. In addition, investigating your malpractice claim immediately after the injury occurs preserves crucial evidence and valuable testimony.