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Medical Malpractice in Rhode Island

Doctors aren't supposed to make mistakes—particularly when it's a matter of life and death. Unfortunately, it happens. If you've been injured or a loved one has died as a result of a nurse, physician or hospital error, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Talk to a Rhode Island medical malpractice attorney to understand your legal options.

What You Need to Know When Hiring a Med Mal Attorney

If you've never before hired a medical malpractice lawyer, you may have a lot of questions about med mal law and how to hire an attorney. Here are some key things to know:

  • Under Rhode Island negligence law, it's not enough to simply prove that your doctor made a mistake. You must also show that the doctor failed to follow the standards of good medical practice and that you were injured as a result.
  • Most medical malpractice attorneys charge what's known as a contingency fee. When you hire a lawyer on contingency, the lawyer only gets paid if the case is successful and you recover money. If you lose the case, you owe the lawyer nothing.
  • You must file your lawsuit within three years of the date of your injury or within three years of the date the injury was or should have been discovered. If you wait more than three years, you will be unable to recover money for your medical malpractice claim.

Find & Hire a Local Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Rhode Island

Do you need help locating medical malpractice lawyers in your area? Congratulations, you've come to the right website. Whether you live in Providence, Warwick or elsewhere in Rhode Island, Attorneys.com can connect you with local med mal attorneys. To get started, fill out the form on this page or call us at 877-913-7222 today.

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