Most in Providence would like the details of their private lives kept out of the public arena given that such matters should be considered just that: private. Yet too often, problems in people's private lives often spill out into their public ones. This is most often present in the workplace, where it can be difficult to mask personal issues in the performance of one's job. And if one's job involves working with others, specifically putting the safety of others into his or her hands, than one's personal problems not only open him or her up to public scrutiny, but liability issues as well.
Nearly all healthcare providers in Providence take their charge of caring for their patient’s very seriously. A medical malpractice lawsuit isn’t meant to be an indictment on a doctor’s character; rather, most medical malpractice cases center around a doctor or other healthcare provider inadvertently making a medical error that lead to a patient’s injury or death. Yet every so often, there comes a doctor who uses the trust associated with his or her position to abuse both the healthcare system and the patients that he or she treats.
Our last post focused on the difficulties faced when a sponge left inside the victim remains undetected. You may recall that such a mistake can lead to a worsened condition for the patient, often causing permanent damage and serious injuries. Many times, these patients decide to take legal action in order to receive compensation for a surgical error which has resulted in additional medical bills, lost income and a reduced enjoyment of life in general.