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Rhode Island Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Whether you’re undergoing a surgical procedure or a routine treatment, you put your trust in doctors, nurses, surgeons, and other medical professionals. But when a healthcare provider fails to deliver an acceptable standard of care, patients like you can get hurt. If you were harmed by medical malpractice or a medical error that could have been prevented, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

If you believe you were a victim of medical malpractice, The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC is here for you. Our lawyers know medical malpractice law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and we’re prepared to hold negligent medical professionals accountable. Contact us online or call (401) 777-7777 for a free case review, and let us get to work for you. Our team is available 24/7 to help.

What is Medical Malpractice?

When a patient is harmed or injured because of a healthcare provider’s negligence or failure to provide reasonable care, they may be able to file for compensation.

Research indicates that medical malpractice errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States. Those deaths—as well as other medical malpractice injuries—result from a variety of errors, such as:

  • Birth injuries
  • Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or failure to diagnose
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Failure to remove surgical tools from a patient’s body during surgery
  • Prescription errors

If you were the victim of medical malpractice, our Rhode Island and Massachusetts lawyers want to help. Your time to file a claim is limited, so contact us now for a free consultation.

Birth Injuries

Birth injuries can be caused by a medical professional’s negligence before, during, or after childbirth. Common birth injuries include:

Birth injuries can require a lifetime of specialized care. If your child was harmed before, during, or after delivery—you may be facing expensive medical bills, therapies, and the emotional burden of knowing your child’s life has been forever changed. Contact our Rhode Island and Massachusetts birth injury lawyers to see if you may be eligible for compensation.

Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim

If you suspect that medical malpractice caused harm to you or your loved one, it’s important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Massachusetts and Rhode Island protocols for reporting medical malpractice are slightly different, but both limit your time to file a claim.

  • In Massachusetts, you have three years from the date the malpractice was committed to file a claim for compensation. If you do not discover the problem immediately, you have three years from the date of the discovery—provided that you still file within seven years of the date the malpractice occurred.
  • With limited exceptions, Rhode Island requires that you file your medical malpractice claim within three years of (i) the date of the malpractice, or (ii) the date on which the malpractice was (or reasonably should have been) discovered.