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What is medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a medical provider breaches the applicable standard of care, causing an injury to the patient.  The doctors, surgeons, nurses, hospitals, clinics, pharmacists, dentists or other medical providers may be held responsible for the injuries their negligence or mistakes have caused.  Medical mistakes can have devastating effects on a patient and their family, resulting in serious pain, suffering, the need for further medical treatment as well as financial distress from the extensive medical expenses and/or lost wages or earnings.  At Pollock Law Office, Inc. we are dedicated to helping medical malpractice victims obtain the answers, compensation and justice they deserve.  We are prepared to put our knowledge and experience to work on medical malpractice claims resulting from:

  • Physician errors
  • Surgical error
  • Emergency room errors
  • Pharmaceutical errors
  • Hospital negligence
  • Lack of informed consent
  • Wrong diagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Birth injuries
  • Nursing home injuries

Do I have a medical malpractice claim?

Determining liability or legal responsibility for a medical mistake, error or negligence can be difficult and usually requires a lengthy investigation.  One indication that you have a potential claim is a very unexpected or unusual result that occurs as a result of “routine” procedures where the physician cannot provide a reasonable explanation for the worsened condition of the patient.  Qualified medical witnesses must be produced to establish that the victim’s medical provider breached the applicable standard of care.  Our experienced and qualified malpractice attorneys can help you determine liability, protect your rights and obtain the compensation you deserve.

Aggressive representation in Coventry, Warwick, West Warwick, East Greenwich and all of Rhode Island

Medical malpractice is typically one of the most challenging areas of legal practice.  These cases can be quite complex and are very expensive to pursue.  (It is usually the law firm that advances the money for all of the expenses of the case, such as court costs, deposition fees and expert witness fees).  Due to the complex nature of medical malpractice claims, it is crucial that a victim hires an attorney who is comfortable working with the complexities of medicine and who is not intimidated by well-funded, powerful hospitals, medical providers and their insurance companies.

The medical malpractice attorneys at the Pollock Law Office, Inc. have the knowledge and experience necessary to protect the interests of our injured clients and their families.

Contact our Rhode Island medical malpractice attorneys to discuss your case

If you've been harmed by a negligent healthcare provider in Coventry, Warwick, West Warwick, East Greenwich or anywhere else in Rhode Island, an experienced malpractice attorney is only a phone call away. To schedule a free consultation, call the Pollock Law Office, Inc. today at 401-884-4300 or contact our Warwick, Rhode Island office online.