An injury or death caused by medical negligence is doubly devastating. The injury or loss of life is bad enough in itself. But it is even more devastating when the cause is a mistake by a doctor or other medical professional.
At the Law Office of Stephen J. Dennis, in Providence, we realize you may be asking yourself how and why something like this could have happened. Let us help you respond to your losses by holding the responsible parties financially accountable.
Talk with a skilled lawyer at our firm in a free consultation about making a medical malpractice claim. Our firm has a proven track record going back two decades of fighting for the rights of injured people throughout Rhode Island.
Common Forms Of Medical Negligence
Doctors and other medical professionals commit many different types of medical mistakes that injure or even take the lives of patients. These mistakes include:
- Birth Injury: failure to respond effectively to signs of fetal distress, resulting in injuries such as cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy and brain damage due to oxygen deprivation
- Failure to Diagnose: misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose cancer or another serious medical condition with a resulting injury
- Surgical Errors: wrong-site surgery, failure to follow infection-control procedures, anesthesia errors and other failures to exercise care
- Medication Errors: prescribing or administering the wrong drug or the wrong dose.
These are only some of the most common medical errors that can cause serious personal injury or death to Rhode Island residents. Other errors can easily occur as well when health care professionals fail to treat patients with proper care.
Why We Encourage You to Take Action
If you believe a medical mistake has occurred in your case, it makes sense to discuss it with an attorney who handles medical malpractice cases. Rhode Island law allows people who have been harmed by such mistakes to pursue fair compensation for their injuries.