Topic: Medical Malpractice Law

When Residential Buildings Contain Lead-Based Paint


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 […]

The Dangers of Electronic Health Records


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 […]

By |March 14th, 2016|Medical Malpractice Law|

When Infants Are Victims of 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 […]

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

Dangerous Wait Times in Rhode Island Emergency Rooms


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 […]

By |February 2nd, 2016|Medical Malpractice Law|

New Study Reveals That Drug Errors Are Common in Surgery


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 […]

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

Nurse with Tuberculosis May Have Exposed Patients, Including Infants


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 […]

By |December 29th, 2015|Medical Malpractice Law|

$25 Million Awarded To Rhode Island Couple for Malpractice in Local Hospital


Recently, a jury in Rhode Island awarded over $25 million to a couple who sued Rhode Island Hospital for medical malpractice in one of the largest negligence verdicts ever reached in the state. Specifically, the victim went to the […]

By |December 4th, 2015|Medical Malpractice Law|

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