What is Medical Malpractice? RLA now accepting Med Mal cases
We are pleased to share that our firm is now representing Medical Malpractice cases. This addition to our areas of work will continue to enhance what our law firm can do for the community. We will be onboarding these claims from Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Our new division will also represent catastrophic personal injury cases and wrongful death.
What is Medical Malpractice?
In short, Medical Malpractice involves a patient being injured due to the negligence of a medical professional. This professional can include a variety of people including but not limited to:
- Physician Assistants
Medical Malpractice cases usually occur in hospitals, clinics, and treatment facilities where these professionals provide procedures. Late diagnosis/ misdiagnosis and procedural errors are the most common forms.
Lawful Explanation of what Medical Malpractice is
Under the law, cases must meet these qualifications in order to qualify:
- A doctor/patient relationship existed- as in you and the medical professional had a relationship in which you agreed to their service and they agreed to serve you.
- This doctor-patient relationship caused an injury that violates the standard of care.
- The injury was caused by the negligence of the medical professional.
- The injury led to damages such as a disability, loss of job, suffering, or death.
The key to malpractice claims is proving that a medical professional did not meet the standard of care and was therefore negligent.
These cases can be very stressful for the victim and the processes can be lengthy. On average, medical malpractice cases settle within 1 to 3 years.
Michael K Stevenson: Managing Attorney of Medical Malpractice Division.
Rob Levine & Associates would like to welcome Michael K. Stevenson to our team of attorneys.
Stevenson received his Juris Doctor Degree from Suffolk University and now has almost 14 years of experience in liability litigation. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.
His values and tenacity align with Rob Levine & Associates. The Medical Malpractice department of our law firm will give us the ability to help more people within our community.
If you or a loved one has suffered from medical negligence, call Rob Levine & Associates today. We guarantee that you do not pay unless you win.