How to Prepare for a Medical Malpractice Claim

Since medical malpractice plaintiffs must definitively establish that the surgeon erred and subsequently injured them, evidence is critical in surgical error claims. You could prepare for an eventual claim by:

  • Registering a formal, written complaint with the physician and hospital
  • Documenting your injuries by taking photographs and noting your symptoms, such as pain, unexpected disability, or discomfort
  • Visiting another physician for a second opinion
  • Contacting an experienced Rhode Island medical malpractice attorney

Potential Damages in a Surgical Error Claim

  • Your past, present, and anticipated medical expenses
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Corrective surgery
  • Lost income from work
  • Diminished earning potential
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Wrongful death

Unlike most states, Rhode Island does not cap or otherwise limit the damages that medical malpractice victims can recover through a personal injury lawsuit. You could receive as much compensation as you need to begin the difficult task of reclaiming your independence after an unexpected surgical error. However, you still need to act fast. While Rhode Island does not limit potential damages, the Plantation State does have a strict statute of limitations. If you wait too long to take action, your case could be automatically dismissed by the court without consideration.

Have You or a Loved One Been Injured by a Medical Practitioner?

If you feel you've been subjected to medical malpractice you need to speak with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Warwick office directly at 401.946.3200 to schedule your free consultation. We help medical malpractice victims in Providence, Warwick, and all areas of Rhode Island.

Christopher L. Russo
Helping Rhode Island personal injury victims for nearly three decades to get the compensation they deserve.
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