Rhode Island Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Seeking legal representation for medical malpractice cases in Rhode Island is a critical step towards obtaining justice and rightful compensation for individuals who have suffered harm due to healthcare provider negligence. The top-rated Rhode Island medical malpractice lawyers at Marasco & Nesselbush have the legal knowledge and skill necessary to protect you and the people you care about while pursuing the maximum amount of compensation.

How Does Medical Malpractice Occur?​

Medical malpractice may occur during both routine and emergency medical procedures. It can result from a facility or health professional failing to provide care competently or appropriately. 

Our law firm handles medical malpractice in practically every practice area, including:

The Process of a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Navigating a medical malpractice lawsuit can be a daunting journey for individuals seeking justice for injuries caused by healthcare professionals’ negligence. This process entails several crucial steps, from the initial legal consultation to receiving a verdict. Understanding each stage is essential for claimants to pursue their cases and seek rightful compensation effectively.


Initial legal consultation: Meet with a lawyer to discuss the details of your case and assess its viability for a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Gathering medical records: Compile all relevant medical documents and records to support your claim of malpractice.

Determining whether to proceed with a lawsuit: Evaluate the strength of your case and decide whether to move forward with legal action against the healthcare provider.

Drafting and filing a lawsuit: Your attorney will draft the necessary legal documents and file the lawsuit in the appropriate court.

Litigating the claim: Present evidence, witness testimony, and arguments in court to support your case during the litigation process.

Negotiating a settlement: Engage in negotiations with the defendant or their insurance company to reach a settlement agreement outside of court.

Getting your day in court: Attend scheduled court hearings or trial proceedings to present your case before a judge or jury.

Receiving the verdict: Await the decision of the court, which will determine whether you are entitled to compensation for medical malpractice and the amount awarded, if any.

Who Can Be Held Liable In A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

When searching for a Rhode Island medical malpractice lawyer, you may wonder who can be held liable when medical malpractice occurs. Individuals who have suffered harm as a result of medical malpractice should be aware that any healthcare provider who has violated a duty of care that contributed to the injuries sustained may bear liability.

Healthcare providers who may be held liable in a medical malpractice lawsuit may include:

  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Pharmacies
  • Laboratories
  • Blood centers
  • Home health entities
  • Health clinics
  • Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Pharmacists
  • Dentists
  • Nurse Practitioners

Additionally, any other healthcare facility, entity, clinician, or practitioner who violated their duty of care may be held liable for the injuries sustained if their actions caused your or your loved one’s injury or death.

What Damages Can I Recover From A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

The amount of compensation a medical malpractice attorney in Rhode Island may be able to recover for a client is specific to the details of each individual case. Medical malpractice cases are complex. There is no specific settlement calculator or formula to determine the precise amount you may be able to recover. 

The following factors influence how much compensation you may receive:

  • The extent of injuries sustained: Injuries that result in permanent disabilities typically result in higher amounts of compensation as a result of the lifetime impacts suffered by the victims.
  • Your earnings prior to sustaining the injury: Plaintiffs with higher incomes who have lost their earning capacities may receive higher compensations than individuals with lower earning potential.
  • Your share of fault: In the event that you are partly at fault for your injuries, it is still possible to receive compensation, but the amount you receive may be diminished on a basis proportionate to your share of fault.
  • The quality of your legal representation: The quality of your representation in a medical malpractice case also affects the amount of compensation you may receive. An experienced legal team is essential to a successful medical malpractice case.

The types of compensation for which you are eligible may also impact the amount of compensation you receive. You may be eligible for economic, non-economic, and punitive damages.

  • Economic Damages: Economic damages are designed to provide compensation for expenses incurred due to the harm you suffered as a result of medical malpractice. This could include medical bills and other expenses, such as future medical expenses and rehabilitative care.
  • Non-Economic Damages: Non-economic compensation provides remuneration for the mental and physical anguish suffered by victims of medical malpractice. This form of compensation may also extend to the loss of future earning potential and the loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Punitive Damages: Punitive damages are awarded in rare medical malpractice cases. The goal of such damages is to specifically punish medical professionals who have intentionally or knowingly violated accepted standards of care. Punitive damages provide victims with additional compensation and serve as an example to deter similar behavior by medical professionals and medical entities in the future.

Medical malpractice lawsuits in Rhode Island require the skill of a lawyer who understands the fields of both law and medicine. Our firm has a solid understanding of numerous medical conditions. Additionally, we can navigate even the most complex medical cases and records. 

With our experience and expertise, we also know which medical experts to consult to establish your case. When searching for a medical malpractice attorney in Rhode Island, you need to look for an attorney with the ability to anticipate the strategies the defendant’s attorney may use. You can count on our team to do precisely that.

How Long Do I Have To File A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit In Rhode Island?

Time limits apply to filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in Rhode Island. The statute of limitations in Rhode Island for medical malpractice cases is three years from the date of the injury or from the date the injury should have become reasonably known.

For this reason, you must contact an experienced Rhode Island medical malpractice lawyer as quickly as possible. This will allow sufficient time to build a successful case.

Contact The Rhode Island Medical Malpractice Lawyers At Marasco & Nesselbush Today

Medical malpractice and negligence have become increasingly common in the last few years. According to a Johns Hopkins study, medical errors result in around 250,000 deaths each year, 100,000 of which were preventable

If you think that you or someone close to you may have been the victim of medical negligence, we are here to help. Our team strives for nothing less than stellar results for each client. We attribute our success to our commitment to hard work, honesty, integrity, and skill. Contact our Rhode Island medical malpractice attorneys today for a free consultation.

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