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January 2016 Archives

Identity mistakes are a common form of medical error

Doctor mistakes can cause serious problems, especially in a hospital setting. You might think that these errors are few and far between. Unfortunately, as we’ve discussed in previous posts, medical errors occur more frequently than people might realize. At DeLuca & Weizenbaum, Ltd., we are prepared to help Rhode Island residents find justice if a doctor error caused harm.

Study suggests complications are common after gastric bypass

For millions of people in Rhode Island and across the United States, obesity causes a wide range of potentially life-threatening health issues. Many people choose weight loss surgery to help them address these concerns and to improve their quality of life. Like all operations, gastric bypass and other weight types of loss surgeries come with risks. Some may have been preventable and can contribute to significant complications.

Making a case for wrongful birth

Many residents of Rhode Island know about wrongful death cases, but they might not have heard of wrongful birth. According to CBS News, some may file a claim for wrongful birth if a doctor error resulted in the birth of a child that the parents were unprepared to handle, either emotionally or financially.

Is skin cancer harder to detect if you have tattoos?

For many residents of Providence, the idea of getting cancer is a frightening and sobering thought. There are three types of skin cancer that you might get, which vary in degrees of severity – melanoma, squamous and basal carcinomas. Skin cancer often has a highly successful cure rate as long as it’s caught early.

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