Topic: Medical Malpractice Law

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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