Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Attorney

Healthcare professionals are bound by the Hippocratic Oath to ethically provide a high standard of care to those who are injured or ill. Most healthcare professionals uphold this duty and proudly give each and every patient the highest quality of medical care. This is why patients inherently trust their doctors. Unfortunately, sometimes doctors and other healthcare professionals make mistakes through negligence/malpractice resulting in serious injury or death.

The death of a loved one due to medical malpractice is inexcusable, and we realize that nothing can bring back a loved one. Through skilled legal representation, however, the victim’s family may achieve justice for the wrongful death. At the trusted Rhode Island medical malpractice law firm of Marasco & Nesselbush, our dedicated attorneys are committed to obtaining extraordinary results for each and every client and securing financial security to families impacted by wrongful death.

Types of Medical Malpractice

The medical profession is very demanding, physically, mentally, and emotionally. For many doctors, the pressure of the job can cause fatigue, distraction, emotional distress and/or other conditions that cause them to make mistakes. In addition, lack of proper education or lack of experience can result in substandard medical care leading to a patient’s serious injury or death.

Common forms of medical malpractice that may result in the death of a patient include:

  • Failure to diagnose;
  • Medication errors;
  • Surgical errors;
  • Misdiagnosis;
  • Errors in testing and screening;
  • Lack of care/abandonment;
  • Communication errors;
  • Continuation of ineffective treatment;
  • Improper use of medical instruments;
  • Retention of surgical instruments in a patient post-surgery;
  • Poorly or incorrectly performed treatment; and
  • Lack of informed consent.

Healthcare professionals should be held to a high standard because their errors can cost patients their lives. Medical malpractice does not only occur at the hands of doctors, however. Nurses, technicians, hospitals and other medical facilities may also cause the death of a patient through negligence, improper administering of medications, improper use of equipment, and the failure to maintain and follow medically accepted policies and procedures. Most reputable physicians, medical practices, and hospitals carry malpractice insurance. When you pursue a civil legal action against a physician for medical malpractice wrongful death, you are generally pursuing fiscal compensation from your provider’s malpractice insurer.

Our Commitment to You

Medical malpractice is a public health concern nationwide. The only way to ensure that negligent healthcare professionals are truly held accountable for their actions is through timely civil action. The family of a medical malpractice wrongful death victim has the right to hold the at-fault party and/or the institution liable for losses such as medical bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and loss of future income. The trusted Rhode Island wrongful death attorneys at Marasco & Nesselbush have decades of combined experience and legal expertise with serious personal injury cases and will work tirelessly to obtain the compensation survivors deserve. If you have lost a loved one due to medical malpractice in Rhode Island, please contact Marasco & Nesselbush today at 401-274-7400 or fill out a contact form to learn more about your legal rights.