RI Medical Malpractice Attorney
Achieving Justice for Victims of Rhode Island Medical Malpractice and Massachusetts Medical Malpractice
Mike has been recognized as a leading medical malpractice lawyer – a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, published in Rhode Island Monthly Magazine. Medical malpractice occurs when, by act or by omissions, a health care provider deviates from accepted standards of care in the medical community causing injury or death to a patient.
There are many types of medical malpractice. Each case is unique and requires an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. For example, Rhode Island or Massachusetts medical malpractice may arise when a healthcare provider makes a misdiagnosis, or otherwise acts negligently while treating you. We have the resources and top rated experience to take on these cases.
You Are Not Alone
How common is medical malpractice? There are published studies indicate that medical malpractice errors are responsible for 98,000 wrongful deaths each year.
This figure is more than double the approximately 40,000 people who die annually from car accidents.
Select the Right Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Medical malpractice can result in serious, life changing events. These cases require special attention to detail. Be aware: (1) Not every personal injury lawyer has the experience or fortitude necessary to handle a medical malpractice claim; and, (2) some firms have such a high volume of cases that your medical malpractice case may become lost in the shuffle. At our firm, we only accept a small percentage of medical malpractice cases as properly investigating these cases involves time and money. With over 12 years experience, Mike closely reviews the facts found in your medical records and consults with experts in the relevant medical field. We work to obtain compensation for medical malpractice victims including recovery for:
- Medical expenses
- Disability, scarring, permanent impairments
- Diminished future earning capacity
- Loss of wages
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of companionship and loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
Perhaps no type of medical malpractice case is more tragic than birth injuries. In most cases, birth injuries cause devastating irreversible injuries. If your child has suffered a birth injury, he or she deserves a chance to live the best life possible.
You should understand that some of the most common forms of debilitating birth injury are shoulder dystocia, brachial plexus palsy, Erb’s palsy, and Klumpke’s palsy. Other common birth injuries include prenatal asphyxia and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (“HIE”). These injuries may be caused by medical malpractice during the birthing process resulting in nerve damage and reduced motor function. Other injuries may occur at other times during the pregnancy from prenatal care through the post delivery care. For example, actor Dennis Quaid and his wife Kimberly have produced a documentary film describing the near fatal medication overdose given to their newborn twins and their medical malpractice case.
When you contact Mike Bottaro to discuss a potential birth injury case, he will treat your family with dignity and compassion. We will promptly communicate with you and obtain and review the appropriate medical records to confidentially analyze your situation.
Surgical Errors and Other Forms of Medical Malpractice
In addition to birth injuries, there are many other circumstances in which medical malpractice can lead to tragic results. Surgical errors may result from improper surgical technique or improper use of a medical device. Other examples of medical malpractice include:
- Emergency room errors
- Medication errors
- Missed diagnoses
- Delayed diagnoses
- Lack of informed consent
- Anesthesia errors
- Misdiagnosis of spinal meningitis
- Gastric bypass errors
- Other unreasonable conduct of a health care provider
If you would like to discuss a potential medical malpractice claim, contact Mike right now for a free consultation at 866-529-9700.