September 13, 2013

RI Injury Lawyers Release New Healthcare Infections Infographic

Hospital infections can be caused by improper sterilization practices, unsanitary hospital conditions, or using single-use medical devices for multiple patients. Government statistics show that every 1.7 million people contract a hospital-related infection causing close to 99,000 deaths. The most common illnesses caused by this condition are pneumonia, bloodstream infections, urinary tract infections, and surgical site…

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September 11, 2013

RI Personal Injury Lawyers Release New Emergency Room Mistakes Infographic

The emergency room (ER) is a busy place but hospital staff still has a duty to meet the standard of care. This means recognizing which patients need treatment right now and which patients can wait. The failure to meet this standard of care can result in the failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis, or misdiagnosis. According…

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April 1, 2013

d’Oliveira & Associates Responds to Proposed Legislation That Would Excuse Negligent Doctors’ Admissions From Medical Malpractice Claims

Visit the Medical Malpractice page New England Cable News recently reported that the R.I. legislature would once again hear proposals for legislation granting doctors the ability to apologize for the negligence and not have those statements used as evidence against them in potential medical malpractice lawsuits. This is the second time the Rhode Island General…

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