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October 2017 Archives

Woman awarded $1.2 million from medical malpractice suit

These days, patient safety is a top priority at medical facilities across the country. Doctors in Rhode Island are highly trained, skilled professionals that have access to state of the art equipment to make surgeries and other medical procedures safer than ever before. However, surgeons and doctors are also human and humans will make mistakes. Unfortunately, when mistakes happen during surgery, the patient suffers the consequences. Recently, a woman in another state was awarded over $1 million from a medical malpractice lawsuit she filed after an alleged surgical mistake.

Woman seeks award for surgical error

A mistake during surgery has left one woman suffering from the effects. The individual suffered a cut to her rectum during a laproscopic surgery to treat her endometriosis. She is seeking awards for her economic and non-economic damages due to the surgical error. Although the incident did not occur in Rhode Island, local individuals may be interested to learn of her story and perhaps compare it to their own experience. 

Stroke misdiagnosis more common for certain groups

Doctors are continually reviewing their methods in order to improve outcomes for their patients. One recent study took a look at stroke misdiagnosis and identified some statistics and some potential areas for improvement. The study data may be of use to patients and physicians in Rhode Island as they strive for more accurate diagnosis of this neurological issue. 

Negligent pharmaceutical companies charged with opioid issues

The effects of opioid abuse have reached epidemic proportions across the United States. City and county governments are clamoring to aid the addicted, with treatment and emergency care for abandoned and orphaned children, and staff-strained EMS departments. Some locales blame the opioid epidemic, at least partially, on negligent pharmaceutical companies, as revealed in a recent news story. Rhode Island residents may be interested to learn more about the complex issue. 

Erb's palsy can leave lasting disability

A parent wants to protect and nurture her child from the moment the child comes into the world. When the child suffers an injury at birth, the parent can feel distress. An injury such as Erb's palsy, also known as Brachial Plexus Palsy, can leave permanent damage and disability in its wake. In Rhode Island, physicians are duty-bound to take every known precaution to prevent this type of injury, but unfortunately, not every case is prevented. 

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