malpractice claims involve injuries that are caused by the failure of a medical
professional to use proper levels of care and skill in the performance of his or her duties. The minimum accepted level of
care is determined by what professionals in the same geographic area
and professional field are doing for their patients.
Medicine is not an exact science, and it is important to remember
that malpractice does not occur every time a medical treatment is not successful. Doctors are
not required to be right every time they make a diagnosis or render treatment. However, they are obligated to provide good
medical care based upon the accepted standards in their medical specialty.
A misdiagnosis or unsuccessful treatment combined with such factors as failing
to obtain a proper medical history, not ordering the appropriate medical tests or failing to recognize observable symptoms
of an illness can be grounds for medical malpractice if it can shown that the failure was the proximate cause of the injury.
If you believe that you or a loved one has been a victim of medical
malpractice, call today at (401) 921-4905 to let us assist you with your medical malpractice claim. If you prefer, you can
also submit your legal questions to us via email.