If you have become the victim of medical malpractice, the Newport, RI medical malpractice attorneys at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. are here to help. We will fight to hold the negligent parties in your case responsible and get you the compensation that you need and deserve.
Healthcare professionals can and should be held to the highest standard of care when dealing with a patient. When something goes wrong, the knowledgeable attorneys of the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. are here to hold negligent healthcare professionals responsible for their mistakes. Call us today at (401) 751-8855 to speak with a qualified legal professional in a completely free and confidential initial consultation.
How Can a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Help?
While healthcare professionals almost always have the best of intentions, sometimes they may cut corners, make mistakes, or perform unnecessarily risky procedures that can put your health in jeopardy. As with any other personal injury case, medical malpractice cases are complex and can often be confusing. Handling them successfully requires a knowledge both of the law and of medicine, which few victims have. A qualified medical malpractice lawyer will be able to handle your case from start to finish and clearly explain all of your legal options to you.
A medical malpractice accident attorney will negotiate with insurance companies and hospitals on your behalf. Legal representation significantly increases your chances of successful results in your case, meaning you will likely receive far more money with a lawyer than on your own. A skilled attorney can get you the compensation that you need to get on the road to recovery.
How Can the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. Help Me with My Case?
Ronald J. Resmini has five decades of experience representing personal injury clients in Rhode Island. He has played an instrumental role in clarifying aspects of Rhode Island personal injury law before the Rhode Island state court system and has authored numerous scholarly publications and legal handbooks. Mr. Resmini was selected as a member of the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys and was named a Super Lawyer in 2011, winning this distinction in each year since 2011. Mr. Resmini will be able to approach your medical malpractice case with the highest level of familiarity of the law and will be able to effectively fight to bring justice to those who have committed medical malpractice.
Mr. Resmini and his three sons, R. Jason, Adam, and Andrew Resmini, will be able to handle your case with great personal attention, treating you as a unique individual rather than just another case number. Individual attention is especially important in medical malpractice cases where your particular medical history plays such a large role in the case. Medical malpractice is a complex practice area, and you should never have to fight your case alone. The Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. are here to assist you and wield their deep understanding of personal injury and medical malpractice law to deliver an optimal result in your medical malpractice case.
Types of Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle
There are four components that must be present in order for an incident to be considered medical malpractice. A doctor-patient relationship must have existed, such that the healthcare professional owed you a duty to keep you safe. This professional must have violated the standard of care in some way, meaning that they did not do what a reasonable and competent person in the same circumstances would have done. This violation must have directly caused the victim injuries. These injuries must have caused the victim significant damages. As long as these four components are proven, any action can be considered malpractice. Some of the most common forms of medical malpractice include:
Missed or delayed diagnosis
A missed or delayed diagnosis could lead to a patient receiving unnecessary treatments and missing treatments they actually need. This may allow the illness or injury to get worse, which can result in the need for additional treatment and may even result in wrongful death.
Operating on the wrong part of the body, performing the incorrect procedure, or damaging an organ during surgery can cause serious injuries. Furthermore, improper medication administered during or following the procedure may hamper your ability to recover or may injure you further.
Mistakes by an anesthesiologist may result in brain damage, other serious injuries, or death. These mistakes may be made if the anesthesiologist fails to follow the correct procedures, fails to understand the patient’s medical history, and/or fails to inform the patient of what they are performing.
Prescription drug errors
Dispensing the incorrect dosage or type of prescription medication can result in serious injury or wrongful death. This may occur either due to a misdiagnosis or negligence on the part of the healthcare professional.
Childbirth/prenatal care errors
The healthcare professional can make mistakes in administering prenatal care, such as improper medication or failing to diagnose birth defects. They may also make mistakes during the process of childbirth itself, causing severe, sometimes debilitating or fatal injuries to the child or birth mother.
Defective medical products
Defective medical devices can also cause harm. Stents, implants, pacemakers, or other devices may malfunction, resulting in serious injury or death. This may be the fault of either the healthcare provider or the manufacturer of the defective equipment.
If you experienced these or other forms of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to financial compensation to pay for your additional medical expenses, lost wages from missing work, rehabilitative costs, disability, pain and suffering, and more. Furthermore, if your loved one was killed due to medical malpractice, you can pursue a wrongful death claim to recover compensation for their death.
Contact the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. Today
Medical malpractice can be a devastating experience. It can affect your future wellness, become the source of further medical expenses, and hamper your ability to live a normal life. The Newport, Rhode Island personal injury lawyers of the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. bring experience and knowledge to their cases and fight for their clients’ best interests. Our medical malpractice attorneys can help you to clearly understand your legal options and work closely with you to hold healthcare professionals accountable for their errors.
Moreover, personal injury claims in Rhode Island carry a statute of limitations of three years, so it is important that you contact us as soon as possible to begin your case. Call the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. today at (401) 755-8855 for a completely free and confidential evaluation of your case.