Warwick & Newport, Rhode Island, Psychiatric Malpractice Lawyer
Individuals in psychiatric wards are vulnerable. They depend on medical professionals to provide them with quality care. When this trust is violated, legal action needs to be pursued. If you or your loved one suffered any form of abuse or neglect at a psychiatric ward, secure your legal rights with the help of a Warwick psychiatric malpractice attorney.
I am Vincent D. Morgera, a trial lawyer focused exclusively on protecting injury victims’ rights. My approach is straightforward. I combine my legal skills and medical knowledge focused on proving fault and holding negligent parties accountable. I work directly with a team of experts, including a professional nurse consultant and physicians highly knowledgeable in all fields of medicine. As a legal team, we focus on establishing fault through conducting a thorough investigation.
For experienced advocacy and legal counsel, contact my law firm today to schedule a consultation at one of my two office locations in Warwick or Newport, Rhode Island. I not only understand the law, but I also know how to identify when psychiatric abuse and neglect has occurred.
Fighting Back Against Psychiatric Malpractice
Psychiatric wards are responsible to maintain a safe and nurturing environment. To make this happen, psychiatric wards need an adequate number of staff members who are properly screened and trained to address their residents’ medical and psychiatric needs. When administrators fail to maintain appropriate staffing levels or screen staff members with criminal backgrounds, residents become vulnerable to substandard care and even neglect and abuse, including:
- Rape and sexual misconduct
- Mental and physical abuse
- Failure to properly diagnose a medical treatment
- Poor supervision creating the potential for patients to harm themselves
- Failure to properly treat signs of depression
Every psychiatric malpractice claim is fact-specific. My legal team and I will conduct a thorough investigation to understand if management at the psychiatric ward knew about the misconduct and failed taking action. Part of our focus includes subpoenaing any records from the psychiatric ward, including video footage to support our clients’ claims. We will also evaluate our clients’ records to understand if staff members failed to address any specific medical needs or concerns. We will review any paperwork charting how frequently our client met with a nurse or medical professional.
When you select my law firm, I will investigate every angle possible to help secure your legal rights. I prepare every psychiatric malpractice case for a favorable trial verdict. Insurance companies are often prompted to make large settlement offers, knowing I am fully prepared to prove fault at trial.
Contact Our Firm’s Rhode Island Mental Illness Protection Attorney
If you or a loved one endured any type of abuse or neglect, contact my law firm at 888-808-3664 (toll free) or 401-456-0300. You may schedule a free consultation at one of my two law office locations in Warwick or Newport, Rhode Island, or complete the online contact form.
Vincent D. Morgera is licensed to practice law in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York.