Medical and dental malpractice occurs when physicians and dentists do not uphold professional standards and cause patients to sustain injuries or illnesses. Medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States, with only heart related illnesses and cancer claiming more lives.
Rhode Island residents depend on health care professionals for expert advice and services to improve their well-being. Victims of medical or dental malpractice are left to deal with suffering, continuous pain, and chronic illnesses. Doctors make errors in diagnostics, prescribing medications, surgical procedures, dental implants, and more.
Doctors are held to national standards and are regulated by the state to ensure that all health care providers practice with the utmost care and within their scope of expertise. JD.MD offers lawyers case evaluation and expert witness services to help obtain compensation for their clients.
Health Care in Rhode Island
The state spends at least $8 million on health care per year for a population of over 1 million. Residents trust and rely on doctors, and other healthcare professionals, to provide quality care, but Rhode Island dental and medical malpractice cases do occur.
Here is a look at the state’s current health status:
- 17% of adults still smoke
- There are a total of 4,392 primary care physicians and specialists
- 74% of adults visit a dental clinic in a year
- 65% of people are considered obese or overweight
Services for Medical Malpractice in Rhode Island
For more than 35 years, JD.MD has helped lawyers obtain compensation for their clients. We provide lawyers with case evaluations to determine if there is merit to move forward, as well as offer expert witnesses to provide unbiased opinions. Our medical expert witness services cover all specialties. We can arrange for an experienced expert, in the same specialty as the defendant, to render verified opinions or provide trial testimony in meritorious cases. Our expert witnesses are well-respected in their professions and have qualifications and credentials to provide professional opinions in your cases.
Our specialties include, but are not limited to:
- Critical Care Medicine
- Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
- General Dentistry
Contact JD.MD to learn more about our services and how we can help lawyers succeed in obtaining compensation for clients.