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8 04, 2016

Dangerous Medical Device Goes Unreported, Injuring Many

By |April 8th, 2016|Medical|

According to a Senate report released on January 13th, serious infections have been linked to a medical device known as “closed-channel duodenoscopes”—long tubes fitted with cameras used to examine the small intestine—because of how difficult these devices are to […]

24 03, 2016

When Residential Buildings Contain Lead-Based Paint

By |March 24th, 2016|Injury, Medical, Pregnancy and Birth Injuries, Wrongful Death|

On March 12th, the New York Times highlighted the dilemma of lead paint in residences and other buildings, and the dangers they pose to everyone, including babies and women who are pregnant. Anyone who has ever rented an apartment […]

14 03, 2016

The Dangers of Electronic Health Records

By |March 14th, 2016|Medical|

Although electronic health or medical records (EHRs or EMRs) have, in many ways, improved patient care, there have also been instances where a health care professional’s reliance on them has caused some severe damage. In one particular instance, EMRs […]

1 03, 2016

When Infants Are Victims of Wrongful Death

By |March 1st, 2016|Pregnancy and Birth Injuries, Wrongful Death|

When we think of wrongful death, we often think of hospital or medical errors, or perhaps a car crash that takes a loved one. Most of us do not see the potential for someone to do wrong to an […]

19 02, 2016

Latest News & Updates on Traumatic Brain Injuries

By |February 19th, 2016|Injury, Traumatic Brain Injuries|

New information has emerged of late concerning traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) which could impact the personal injury lawsuits that sometimes accompany them in order to make victims “whole again.” Most notably, theories are emerging concerning the link between head […]

15 02, 2016

The Inevitable Overlap between Illness, Injury, and Criminal Charges

By |February 15th, 2016|Criminal, Elder Abuse, Injury, Wrongful Death|

The issue of police violence and personal injury has come to the forefront of the public’s attention this last year.  Many are concerned about racial disparities when it comes to police misconduct and people getting injured or killed, but […]

2 02, 2016

Dangerous Wait Times in Rhode Island Emergency Rooms

By |February 2nd, 2016|Medical|

Waiting times in Rhode Island emergency rooms vary greatly, with some of them being three to four times longer than the best ones, and many leaving people waiting an hour or more. According to the Center for Disease Control […]

13 01, 2016

When Bullying Ends in Wrongful Death

By |January 13th, 2016|Criminal, Wrongful Death|

It is perhaps every family’s worst nightmare: to have their child try or successfully end their own life because they have been bullied at school. Sadly, as the means of bullying spread via the internet, it seems to become […]

29 12, 2015

New Study Reveals That Drug Errors Are Common in Surgery

By |December 29th, 2015|Emergency Room Treatment, Medical|

In a new study released this year by the Massachusetts General Hospital and published in the journal Anesthesiology, about half of all surgeries involve some kind of medication error and/or unintended side effects, resulting in a substantial potential for […]

29 12, 2015

Nurse with Tuberculosis May Have Exposed Patients, Including Infants

By |December 29th, 2015|Medical|

One hospital recently discovered that over 1,000 patients and hospital staff (including an estimated 350 infants) were potentially exposed to Tuberculosis between August and November of this year due to one nurse’s infection, as reported by the New York […]