The spine is an incredibly important part of the human anatomy. An injury to it can often have catastrophic consequences for victims in Rhode Island and across the country. Often, those suffering from such an injury may not realize the severity, assuming they may have simply injured the muscles of their back. As a result, it often falls to medical care providers to recognize the potential of severe injury and take action to reduce the chance of additional harm. Unfortunately, a medical malpractice lawsuit claims that workers at an urgent care failed to provide appropriate guidance to a man suffering a spinal injury, resulting in permanent paralysis.
Doctors are human, and while most patients in Rhode Island expect that their physicians -- regardless of the procedure being formed -- will meet the accepted standard of care, they also expect that, if a mistake occurs, appropriate action will be taken to correct it. Unfortunately, a doctor in another state is facing criminal charges. The charges came after prosecutors said that doctor error led to a woman's death.