Providence Medical Malpractice Attorney
Rhode Island Surgical Mistake Attorney
"First do no harm" is a primary principle in the medical field. It reminds doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals that sometimes the treatment can be worse than the illness or injury itself.
The majority of medical professionals are caring and responsible, but some do harm their patients needlessly through their own negligence. In fact, preventable medical errors are responsible for up to 195,000 hospital deaths per year, according to a study by HealthGrades, Inc.
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If you or a loved one is the victim of doctor error or neglect, please contact an attorney at the Law Office of Stephen G. Linder today. We handle a broad range of medical malpractice claims, including those involving:
- Birth injury
- Failure to follow standards of care
- Improper monitoring
- Failure to diagnose
- Misdiagnoses of cancer
Some people are reluctant to pursue a medical malpractice claim against a physician, nurse, or hospital. But filing medical malpractice lawsuits is one way to police the medical professions and ensure that inferior doctors don't hurt other people.
We can have a medical professional review your medical records to determine if you have an actionable claim. Particularly in the case of wrongful death, people appreciate having an independent medical review to determine whether or not malpractice was the cause of the fatal injury.
Examples of Medical Malpractice Cases
In one case, an inexperienced podiatrist operated on a patient's foot. The operation failed and each time the doctor tried to fix the foot, the problem worsened. The doctor's negligence and lack of experience resulted in multiple operations and chronic foot pain.
In another case, a physician failed to inform a patient of an abnormal chest x-ray during a pre-employment exam. The patient learned of his condition in its late stages and eventually died.
To speak to a lawyer about your case, please contact our experienced medical malpractice attorney to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation. We represent medical malpractice clients on a contingency basis. That means you will pay no attorney's fees unless we win financial compensation for you.