Have you ever met someone who you instantly liked and wanted to help? Several years ago, I met just such a woman who had a terrible experience at a local Rhode Island hospital. She asked whether I would take on her medical malpractice case. Most lawyers shy away from Rhode Island medical malpractice cases because they are difficult, expensive, and time-consuming. In this case, after listening to her, we decided to take the case. In today’s blog, I thought it would be helpful to answer a couple of common questions about medical malpractice from a personal injury perspective and in terms of a recent $450,000.00 settlement recovered before trial.
Can I Bring A Medical Malpractice Case For Physical Therapy Malpractice? Yes.
Medical malpractice is a broad term that refers to any professional medical provider’s deviation from the standard of care. The injured party must retain expert witnesses in the field to testify that the medical care made such deviations in either failing to act or in the action that other providers would or would not have done.
In the recent $450,000.00 RI medical malpractice settlement, our client was rehabbing at the hospital after knee surgery. The physical therapists were required to follow a care plan to treat our client, including in helping her with at least two persons to move from bed to chair. We alleged that the physical therapists in the case did not act within their professional standard of care, resulting in a fall that caused a significant femur fracture and immediate emergency surgery.
How Do I Prove Medical Malpractice?
In both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, in order to bring a lawsuit for medical malpractice, you must hire an expert witness in the applicable field of medicine that believes medical malpractice has occurred. Therefore, if you believe that you or a loved on has suffered from medical malpractice, you really must hire the best medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible to pursue the case.
Unlike other types of personal injury cases, medical malpractice cases in Rhode Island and Massachusetts where we practice law typically require years to prosecute and cost tens of thousands of dollars. At Bottaro Law, this is why we offer 24/7 free case reviews for medical malpractice. If we take your case, we work on commission with our exclusive “No Fee Guarantee,” meaning that we advance all time and expenses. You need not pay anything out of pocket at the outset.
In this case, our client was retired and lived on modest means. Without our “No Fee Guarantee,” she would not have been able to pursue this injustice. It was very gratifying to help her. During the litigation, our assistants Hannah Reimel, Melanie Roy, and Beth Webster helped me. When we obtained the settlement, our client was so grateful that she provided thoughtful cards and gifts to our team!
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At the Bottaro Law Firm, we care for people. Attorney Mike Bottaro and his team handle all types of personal injury cases including car accident cases throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. We can also help on cases in other states as well. Honesty. Integrity. Results. Call or text us right now 24/7 for live help with a free case review at (401) 777-7777; chat, email, or feel free to complete our online form. We are here to serve and help you!