Medical malpractice cases in Rhode Island are not easy cases. They are always very elongated. Most of the insurance companies who represent doctors and hospitals are not gonna settle this cases. You have to be willing and ready to go the whole mile against in a malpractice case. Well, I always explain this to my clients this way to tear the process. The first thing we need to do is get all your medical records in. Once we have you medical records in, my paralegal and staff will organize it and chronologize it so it’s all organized in a nice binder with summaries. Once we have all that, I’ll discuss with you and your family whether or not there’s a potential case here. If I think there’s a potential case here, we’ll take the next step.
The next step is to get that out to the proper expert in whatever field is involved in your loved one’s loss or whatever the malpractice was. We’ll find the best expert outside the state across the country to review the medical records to determine whether or not there was a breach in the standard of care by the doctor or hospital. Once that happens, we get by that step and we have an expert who’s willing to say “Yeah, there was a breach in the standard of care here.” We’ll get an opinion from that doctor in writing and then at that point, we’re in the position to move forward and actually file a lawsuit against the doctor of the facility. Again, medical malpractice cases are difficult. The insurance companies are not gonna want to settle these cases. You have to be ready to go the whole distance. You need to be organized. You need to have your experts lined-up before you’re ready to file the lawsuit. Once that’s all done, you file the lawsuit and we take it to trial.
This informational blog post was provided by Mark A. Fay, an experienced Rhode Island Medical Malpractice Lawyer.