October 25, 2019

The Impact of Emergency Room Medical Errors in Rhode Island

Emergency room medical errors in Rhode Island often result in injury, which in many cases worsen a patient’s existing health issue and sometimes even result in his or her death. Studies show that nearly half of all injuries related to medical negligence or medical malpractice are caused by mistakes made in the emergency room. When…

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July 9, 2019

What to Know about Anesthesia’s Harmful Effects on the Environment

A doctor in Portland, Oregon, is making waves in the medical community after revealing to his colleagues the substantial carbon footprint they create with the use of a specific anesthesia gas during surgeries. As climate change becomes a more pressing problem in our society, people are starting to find the little ways to reduce greenhouse…

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June 19, 2019

What to Know about Anesthesia Errors in Medical Malpractice Injuries

Medical malpractice tends to dredge up images of serious medical mishandlings like when a doctor amputates the wrong leg or leaves a surgical sponge inside a body. But most medical malpractice cases are hard to identify. Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional makes a mistake in the course of treatment resulting in injury to…

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April 14, 2015

What Are The Causes of Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a broad term used to describe a group of chronic disorders that impair control of movement. This usually occurs when a child’s developing brain is damaged. Cerebral palsy usually develops when a child turns 2 or 3 years. About 10,000 infants in the United States are diagnosed with this condition and about…

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March 4, 2014

Medical Malpractice by Misdiagnosis of Heart Disease

Heart disease is the biggest killer in the United States, claiming the lives of over 600,000 Americans each year. This accounts for one in every four deaths. This is true across genders and ethnicities. Every year, more than 750,000 individuals have a first heart attack, and for many of them it will be the only…

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September 3, 2013

RI Injury Lawyer Posts New Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer Infographic

Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer among women in the United States. It is estimated that in 2013 alone there will be 232,340 of new cases invasive breast cancer and 39,620 women will die from this disease (i). As this disease progresses to later stages the survival rates are lower which…

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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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January 30, 2013

Staff Layoffs at Taunton’s Morton Hospital

Morton Hospital provides important healthcare services to the city of Taunton and its surrounding suburbs. Unfortunately, the hospital is facing financial difficulties and may soon layoff some of its employees. In 2011, Steward Health Care System bought the hospital, which was burdened with millions of dollars of debt from employee pensions. Steward is a for-profit…

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February 7, 2012

Cerebral Palsy: The Result of Medical Malpractice?

Does your child suffer from cerebral palsy? If so, you may be able to file a claim against a hospital or staff if their negligence caused the injury. What is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral Palsy is a neurological disorder that affects muscle movement and brain function. While the symptoms can range from mild to severe, they…

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November 16, 2011

Could Your Child’s Birth Defects be a Result of Medical Malpractice?

As the parent of a child with a birth defect, undoubtedly you’re concerned as to whether some form of medical malpractice might have caused those defects. Birth injuries and defects can range in scope from cerebral palsy (one of the most well-known types) to Erb’s palsy, facial paralysis, temporary swelling or bruising, fractures, or brain…

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