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Medical Malpractice FAQs

Medical Malpractice

How do I know if I’m a victim of medical malpractice?

It’s not always easy to discern whether a doctor’s decision or mistake rises to the level of medical malpractice. But if you believe your doctor failed to meet the certain standard of care required by law, they may have committed medical malpractice. Healthcare providers must use their best judgement in split-second decisions to provide potentially lifesaving treatment. As a result, determining whether a provider is liable for medical malpractice requires thorough investigation and careful legal analysis.

Is the hospital responsible if my doctor committed medical malpractice?

Possibly. If your doctor was employed by the hospital, or if the hospital made its own mistakes (such as failing to properly manage patient records or hiring unqualified personnel), a hospital may be held liable for your physician’s malpractice.

How much can I expect in compensation for medical malpractice?

The amount you can recover depends on the extent of your losses. In many medical malpractice cases, victims face years of recovery that require extensive treatments, surgeries, rehabilitative therapies, and follow-up care. You want to make sure that your financial recovery includes the money you need to pay for current and future medical care. If your resulting injuries or conditions leave you in pain, with permanent impairments, or unable to work or enjoy life, these factors can support additional claims for financial compensation.

How do I choose the right medical malpractice attorney to take my case?

When pursuing just compensation for medical malpractice, you need to put relevant experience on your side. Many lawyers have a decade or more of experience, but relatively few have specific experience in successfully representing medical malpractice victims in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. At the Bottaro Law Firm, LLC, we regularly represent medical malpractice victims and their families, and we would be happy to provide you with a free case assessment so that you can make an informed decision about hiring an attorney to protect your legal rights.