Rhode Island Jury Finds Providence Cardiothoracic Surgeon Negligent

cardiothoracic surgeon malpracticeA Providence, Rhode Island jury awarded a Warwick man $2 million in his medical malpractice lawsuit against a cardiothoracic surgeon based in Providence. The plaintiff allegedly suffered brain damage from oxygen deprivation during open-heart surgery at Rhode Island Hospital.

One extremely fair aspect of Rhode Island personal injury law is that victims can get prejudgment interest of 12%. The negligence, in this case, occurred 10 years ago so the plaintiff’s award could exceed $3.6 million. Accordingly, defense lawyers in Rhode Island do not have the usual incentives to stall the resolution of cases.

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