Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack and Stroke

It is a tragic occurrence when patients are turned away from the emergency room and suffer a heart attack or stroke soon after they leave. It is also devastating when a doctor fails to see a patient in time.

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Birth Injury Lawyer

Even more tragic than finding out your child was born with a defect or injury, is knowing that the injury should have been prevented if the medical professionals had acted responsibly.

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Wrongful Death Claims

Each year in the United States, there are nearly 100,000 wrongful deaths that result from medical malpractice. A wrongful death is a death that should have been prevented, as it was caused by another party’s negligent actions.

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Rhode Island Medical Malpractice Attorneys

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As patients, we trust Rhode Island doctors and nurses to perform delicate procedures on our bodies and prescribe the correct medication for our illness, because we know they are highly-trained medical professionals. Many times this trust is well deserved. There are occasions, however, that a physician, nurse, pharmacist or other medical provider acts in a manner that is below the acceptable standard of care. If this negligence causes a Rhode Island patient harm, it may be considered medical malpractice.

Elite Injury Attorneys NetworkIf you or someone you love has suffered an injury by a Rhode Island medical professional and you suspect medical malpractice, talk to the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC. One of our attorneys will review your case and if it appears to be a valid claim, the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC will attempt to find you a respected Rhode Island medical malpractice attorney, for no additional fee.

Why Medical Malpractice Occurs

A medical provider’s malpractice may occur for various reasons. Care that falls below the acceptable standard may include:

  • A delayed diagnosis or failure to accurately diagnose a condition or illness
  • A mistake made during surgery or the administration of anesthesia
  • Surgery on the wrong patient or wrong body part
  • Failure to promptly treat
  • Negligence during labor or delivery, which causes a birth injury

The applicable “standard of care” is determined by medical expert testimony, based on how a “reasonable” medical provider would act in the same situation, given they had the same experience and training. For your case to be valid, the negligent medical provider must have breached that standard of care and you became injured as a result.

If you think you may have a medical malpractice case, but are unsure, a Rhode Island medical malpractice lawyer can review the details of your situation and help you determine whether you should move forward with your claim. Please start by filling out our online form and the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC will attempt to find a Rhode Island medical malpractice attorney to meet your needs and help you recover the money you and your family deserve.