Steven S. Bloom, Esq.
Cushner & Bloom, P.C.
At Cushner & Bloom, P.C., our clients always get the personal attention of Attorney Steven Bloom who will be handling their case. We know that our clients' questions are important to them and we make it our policy to try to return all telephone calls and reply to all emails as soon as possible, and almost always within 24 hours.
Attorney Bloom handles medical malpractice cases of all types, including cases of physician negligence, pediatrician negligence, hospital error, wrongful death, late diagnosis, cancer cases, as well as cases involving surgery, nursing homes, improper medication, drug/medicine overdoses, birth injuries, and cerebral palsy cases.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Under Massachusetts law, a physician or other health care provider is charged with possessing and exercising that reasonable degree of skill, care and learning ordinarily exercised by an average qualified physician or other health care provider in similar circumstances. Medical negligence (commonly referred to as "medical malpractice") is the failure of a responsible health care provider, either by action or omission, to exercise that degree of skill, care and learning under the particular circumstances. It does not matter how good the provider's intentions were. A Plaintiff may recover on his medical malpractice claim if he proves the following three things, by a preponderance of the evidence:
- that the doctor, nurse, hospital or other health care provider undertook the care and treatment of the patient, and therefore had a duty to use reasonable care to avoid causing injury to him;
- that the health care provider was negligent in fulfilling that duty; and
- that the negligence of the health care provider was the "legal cause" of the injury suffered by the patient, including the worsening of his condition and/or death. Negligence is the "legal cause" of an injury if it directly and substantially contributed to producing the injury.
Ordinarily, unless a health care provider's conduct is readily recognizable by a lay person as causing the patient's injury, expert opinion testimony is required before it can be inferred that the health care provider's want of skill or care, if any, was the legal cause of the person's injury. A medical expert is permitted to testify as to his or her opinions because of his or her special training in and knowledge of the medical field.
The Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all attorneys in the general practice of law. The court does not license or certify any lawyer as an expert or specialist in any field of practice.
Steven Bloom, Esq., is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Steven Bloom, Esq. is also licensed to practice in the State of Rhode Island.
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