Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice cases are complex and require expertise in both the underlying medicine and legal theories. The first challenge is evaluating whether a claim can be filed. In order to prove that medical malpractice occurred, there needs to be evidence that a medical professional violated the standard of care, resulting in harm to a patient. States like Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire have specific statutory requirements for medical malpractice cases that restrict when a claim can be brought, limit the damages that can be collected, and require specialized types of evidence to establish liability.

Our trial attorneys have been overcoming these challenges on behalf of our clients for over thirty years. Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys understand both the legal and medical complexities involved in successfully pursing medical negligence claims.  We know how to properly assess and prove liability, as well as quantify both the tangible and intangible loss to you and your family. Supported by registered nurses, the trial attorneys at Jones Kelleher have the experience and resources necessary to successfully represent victims of medical negligence.



The medical malpractice lawyers at Jones Kelleher are among the most experienced in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. We have a proven track record of success representing clients and their families who have suffered injury or loss resulting from medical negligence of almost every type, including but not limited to some of the most common types of medical malpractice claims:

  • Birth injuries;
  • Failures to diagnose or timely diagnose a condition, as well as misdiagnosis;
  • Failures to properly administer anesthesia;
  • Medication errors;
  • Negligence, neglect or abuse committed by nursing homes or hospitals; and
  • Surgical errors.

Our team of medical malpractice attorneys and registered nurses has both the knowledge and experience to successfully handle the most complex medical malpractice cases.


In states like Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire successfully proving a medical malpractice case involves complex medical issues and forms of evidence that are often the subject of dispute among medical experts. Through our many years of practice, we have developed a network of accomplished and reputable medical professionals across all areas of medicine. We trust these professionals to not only provide us with the critical information necessary to resolve your case successfully, but present the information in a simple and compelling way to the judge or jury.

Often the best way to persuasively present complex medical evidence is through the use of sophisticated trial presentation technology. Depending upon the nature of the claim, we often utilize the following resources to help our clients prevail:

  • Computer-generated animations;
  • Movies and videos;
  • Models of body parts in three dimensions;
  • Blow-ups of multi-page depictions of overlapping layers of tissues;
  • Full screen images of ultrasound, x-ray, MRI, CAT-scan, PET-scan or other images; and
  • Other state-of-the-art technological presentations.

We understand how to incorporate current trial presentation technology and testimony from medical experts in a way that educates a judge, jury, arbitrator, or mediator about the critical and pivotal medical issues in your case, thus enabling us to maximize your potential recovery.  


Our clients come to us during times of intense personal crisis, instability, and financial burden. As attorneys we take this responsibility very seriously. We know that our clients are depending upon us to resolve their cases fairly, while also moving them as quickly as possible through the legal process.

At Jones Kelleher we believe that a team-oriented approach allows us to deliver the best results to our clients. We evaluate each potential case as a team, using our collective knowledge to examine the facts and determine what course of action is best for you and your family. Your trial team will include at least two attorneys who have successful track records handling similar cases. Nurses and paralegals experienced in medical malpractice support our attorneys and help prepare your case for trial.

We consider our clients to be the most valuable members of our team. As a client, you will receive frequent status updates on the progress of your claim and we always welcome your calls. Our dedicated attorneys and staff are personally invested in your future and well being and are prepared to fiercely advocate on behalf of your interests.



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