Wrongful Death Claims

Rhode Island Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Wrongful death by medical malpractice is a widespread issue that faces hospitals throughout the United States, as well as those in Rhode Island. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients die due to the negligence of doctors, nurses, hospitals and other medical facilities.

Elite Injury Attorneys NetworkA wrongful death occurs when a patient suffers a fatal injury because of a medical provider’s negligence. Wrongful death claims are typically filed by the descendant’s relatives, siblings, or other members of the estate who have suffered financially because of the untimely death.

If your loved one has died from a medical mistake or careless action, you have the right to seek compensation. Talk to an attorney with wrongful death claims experience from Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC. He will review your case and if it appears to have merit, he will work to find you a Rhode Island medical malpractice attorney to take your case, at no extra cost.

Misdiagnoses Resulting in Wrongful Death

Medical negligence can manifest in various ways. Many Rhode Island doctors and nurses are overwhelmed with understaffed emergency rooms and lengthy hours. These conditions can set the foundation for a tragic medical error.

One of the most common forms of medical malpractice is a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis. This situation can arise if a doctor misinterprets symptoms, overlooks an aspect of a patient’s medical history, or misreads test results. If the underlying disease is serious, a misdiagnosis can cause a patient’s illness to advance to an untreatable stage. In cases such as cancer or bacterial meningitis, the outcome may then be fatal.

Other Causes of Wrongful Death

A Rhode Island patient may suffer an unexpected death from other forms of medical malpractice, such as:

  • Brain injuries resulting from an anesthesia mistake
  • Emergency room errors
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Prescription errors or mistakes administering medication
  • Untreated infections
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Injuries during the birthing process (affecting a mother or child)

If your loved one has suffered a wrongful death in Rhode Island due to medical malpractice, please complete the online form and the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC will review your case. If it appears to have merit, we will attempt to pair you with a Rhode Island medical malpractice attorney to help you recover the damages your family deserves.