When Healing Causes Harm

When you go to a medical professional, you trust that you are in safe hands, and that any treatment you receive will not only be in your best interest, but will be delivered with integrity and care. But that all goes out the window if that medical provider treats you with negligence, causing greater injury.

Doctors have a duty to do no harm to their patients. So when a medical encounter leaves you or a loved one with additional injury or illness, the sense of betrayal can be significant. At the Law Offices of Louise A. Herman, we help injured patients and their families secure the compensation they need and deserve when medical negligence results in harm.

What Constitutes Medical Malpractice?

A poor medical outcome doesn't necessarily signify medical malpractice—for example, if you tried a treatment or medication and it didn't work. It does qualify as medical malpractice, though, if your medical provider failed to provide an accepted standard of care, and you were injured as a result. Some examples of medical malpractice include:

  • A wrong diagnosis or a failure to diagnose
  • Surgical errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Prescription errors
  • Anesthesia errors

What To Do Next

If you believe you were injured by a medical provider's negligence, it's important to speak with an attorney. Medical malpractice cases can be complex, involving expert witnesses and complex evidence. Sometimes the medical establishment itself closes ranks, not wanting to implicate a colleague, making finding witnesses difficult. At the Law Offices of Louise A. Herman in Rhode Island, we don't let complexity or resistance get in the way of securing the best possible result for your case.

We understand that you may not necessarily want to sue your medical provider. However, in many cases doing so may be the only way to secure the compensation you need to pay for medical bills and other expenses incurred as a result of the injury.

Talk To Us About What Happened

If you or a loved one was injured in a medical setting, we want to talk to you in a confidential free initial consultation. To schedule your appointment at our Providence office, contact our law firm at 401-400-3839, or write to us to learn the difference an experienced lawyer can make.

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