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April 2015 Archives

Do forceps deliveries pose birth injury risks?

Sometimes, women in Rhode Island, and throughout the U.S., may require assistance giving birth. When this happens, physicians use special tools in order to help guide the baby out of the birth canal. Among these tools are forceps, which look similar to two large spoons. While forceps can be helpful tools in these cases, their use may pose serious risks.

Couple goes to court for son who received corrective surgery

There are a large number of potential situations that can be considered medical malpractice. While most people first thing of surgical error, some of the lesser-known categories of medical malpractice are beginning to get attention in recent years.

Issues that fall under the medical malpractice umbrella

Medical malpractice is a large umbrella term. It is used identify anything that goes wrong in a medical setting that can cause a person temporary or permanent harm. Because it is such a large term, you will find that there are many different facets of malpractice, injury and harm that can be covered.

Are breast biopsies reliable?

Cancer is a scary word. When the possibility of the disease is brought up by a physician, most patients are anxious to initiate all necessary tests. The results of these tests, however, may not always be accurate. When a pattern of inaccuracy in medical tests is discovered, it may result in changes to the way in which diagnoses are determined.

Rhode Island malpractice suits must be initiated within 3 years

The National Conference of State Legislatures explains that all states have established laws under which patients may pursue medical malpractice claims. The NCSL also notes that all states have created statutes of limitations for such lawsuits. If a statute of limitations runs out on a claim, the victim cannot pursue legal action against a healthcare provider. As such, it is important for Rhode Island residents to understand how long they have to bring a malpractice lawsuit.  

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