Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice is a growing problem in the American healthcare system. In a published report by the Institute of Medicine, Kohn LT, Corrigan JM, Donaldson M. To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System. Washington, DC: Institute of Medicine; 1999, it was written that:

“Preventable adverse events are a leading cause of death” and “at least 44,000, and perhaps as many as 98,000, Americans die in hospitals each year as a result of medical errors.”

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Medical Malpractice – The Effects of Medical Negligence

Most doctors are intelligent, hard working, provide quality care and are devoted to their patients; but despite the best of intentions, they can make mistakes, or in legal terms, be negligent. Negligence can be caused by inattentiveness, carelessness, being overworked or being part of a system which decreases communication and the quality of patient care. No matter what the reason, the result of medical negligence can be life altering or life ending. A judge will instruct a jury that just because there was an unfavorable outcome or bad result from medical treatment, it does not mean that there was negligence. However, the judge will not tell the jury that if there was negligence, it is often covered up. In almost all cases, other medical professionals who may have witnessed or heard about a mistake will fail to document any evidence of the negligence, and will later testify they have no memory of the events. Health care providers will almost never admit they did anything wrong, and they will always find experts to testify on their behalf. Rarely if ever will a local health care professional testify against a local defendant.

I have seen all of this occur hundreds of times, and I have overcome those obstacles by fully and thoroughly investigating your medical malpractice case to find out if a mistake was made or not made. This investigation is free, it costs you no money. I have taken part in and led various types of legal investigations for over 30 years. I have many times been able to successfully prove in a courtroom that the results of my investigations were truthful and accurate. For medical malpractice cases, I only consult with doctors outside of Rhode Island when attempting to determine whether there was an error in medical treatment. If there was an error, I will prosecute your case vigorously. If there was no error, I’ll be open and honest with you and your family. My clients are not just “in it for the money”. Like most people, they only want to know the truth. If it is discovered that no error was made by a medical provider, most potential clients are often relieved, and comforted knowing that nothing more could have been done. Peace of mind is more important than money. However, if there was negligence, clients and their family members want justice, and they want those responsible to be held accountable.

Because I, David Morowitz, understand the complexity and the seriousness of a medical malpractice case, I’m very selective so I can dedicate as much time and energy possible to the case. When a client and I decide to work together, clients know what they’re getting a deeply personal and compassionate attorney with over 100 cases that have gone to trial and over 50 million dollars in verdicts and settlements in personal injury cases.

Rhode Island Birth Injury Attorney

In addition to two of my main medical malpractice practice areas, doctor mistakes and birth injuries, on more than one occasion I have handled the below types of cases, and I am prepared to take them on:

  • Delayed/failed diagnosis
  • Disfigurements and limps and/or loss of appendage/organ
  • Emergency room errors
  • Failure to gain informed patient consent prior to operation or procedure
  • Misuse of prescription drugs, a medical device or an implant
  • Surgical or anesthesia-related mishap during a procedure
  • Retained sponges/instruments
  • Misdiagnosis of cancer
  • Laboratory errors
  • Failed treatment
  • Chronic pain
  • Wrong-sided surgeries
  • Wrongful death
  • Nerve damage/paralysis
  • Failure to prevent blood clots/stroke

To discuss any aspect of your medical malpractice personal injury case in a free initial consultation, call The Law Office of David Morowitz, Ltd., at 401-274-5556 or e-mail me here.