Unless or until people are personally affected by a preventable medical injury, it can be difficult for them to fully appreciate the impact that such an incident can have. Medical malpractice victims and their families can face immediate and long-term financial difficulties as a result of issues like excessive medical expenses and loss of income. Beyond that, the emotional toll of these types of injuries can be profound as well. It is for that reason that medical malpractice financial awards often account for multiple types of damages.
The Rhode Island Hospital, which is located in Providence, recently admitted to providing substandard care to a patient six years ago. Not only did the medical facility express regret for the incident but it also admitted that several staff members acted negligently in diagnosing a head injury.