negligence

Rhode Island Medical Malpractice Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you’ve received a misdiagnosis, delay in treatment, or experienced adverse drug reactions, you have the right to file a claim for medical malpractice. Medical malpractice suits can be tricky to navigate, see the answers to frequently asked questions below. What Is Medical Malpractice? Patients have the right to expect a consistent standard level of care to be administered by health care providers. When a medical professional fails to provide appropriate care resulting in harm, injury, or death to a patient, the patient or loved one can claim malpractice in a court of law. Medical providers are legally required to administer a level of care consistent with standard practices. When a doctor deviates from care considered standard by other professionals under similar circumstances, they may be held liable. In addition to a violation of standard care, a malpractice claim must also meet the following factors in order to be pursued

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How does contributory and comparative negligence affect my car accident lawsuit?

Anyone who has experienced an auto accident knows how quickly things can spiral out of control. With any luck, all parties involved can walk away from such an event unharmed. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In the event an auto accident leads to injury, it’s crucial to determine who is at fault and the level of culpability they contributed to the accident. Comparative fault and contributory negligence are models for determining who bears responsibility for an auto accident. This is central to car accident lawsuits as there is often no clear answer. Oftentimes more than one person may have acted with negligence. The level of negligence will determine whether or not and how much a plaintiff may recover in damages. Negligence is generally accepted as a failure to employ reasonable care. For instance, not paying attention to the road or texting on your mobile device while driving. How

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