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Rhode Island EMTs Are Misplacing Breathing Tubes Too Often, Costing People Their Lives

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One doctor doing research on cardiac arrests in Rhode Island made a horrifying discovery that was the subject of a recent Boston Globe article. According to the hospital records analyzed, patients arriving via EMT crews routinely had misplaced breathing tubes, whereby air was sent to their stomachs instead of their lungs, resulting in suffocation…. Read More »

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A Move in The Right Direction Towards Paving the Way for Military Medical Malpractice

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For years, military members have been denied the same right to bring a claim for medical malpractice that every other citizen has due to what’s known as the Feres Doctrine, which prohibits negligence claims by active duty military personnel against the government, which runs the hospitals that end up injuring or killing some of… Read More »

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RI Trucking Assoc. Names Kiselica Chairman, Adds New Members to Board of Directors

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Thursday, January 23, 2020 GoLocalProv News Team Michael Kiselica PHOTO: Kiselica Law Firm The Rhode Island Trucking Association (RITA) has named Providence attorney Michael Kiselica as Chairman of its Board of Directors. RITA four new members to its Board of Directors. Those include Debora Babin Katz of TrucBrush, Angela Stone of Palfinger Liftgate, Claire… Read More »

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Car Safety Systems Are Placing Lives in Danger by Increasing Distracted Driving

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Federal studies indicate that more than 3,000 people are dying each year from distracted driving, and unfortunately, car manufacturers are contributing to the problem: According to a new study out of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, systems that were designed to make driving safer—such as adaptive cruise control and lane technologies—are actually placing… Read More »

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Cellphones Are Injuring Us in Unimaginable Ways

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We’ve been reminded of the dangers that can come about from using a cell phone while one is driving, or trying to walk, text, and cross the street. According to the National Safety Council, close to 3,000 people died in distracted-related accidents last year, and according to the Governors Highway Safety Association, there were… Read More »

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Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Related to Cannabis Potentially On the Horizon

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Although it has not yet occurred, there is no question that a medical malpractice lawsuit related to cannabis is in the near future. This includes in states such as Rhode Island, where patients are allowed to purchase marijuana products from state-licensed dispensaries known as “compassion centers.” This is due, in part, to the fact… Read More »

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Construction Accidents Are Placing Workers at Risk of a New Catastrophic Injury: Opioid Addiction

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The construction industry has long been known as one of the most dangerous in terms of accidents and physical injuries for workers: Amputations, electrocution, fractures, falls, and more plague thousands of workers every year. In fact, the injury rate for construction workers is almost 80 percent higher than the national average for all workers…. Read More »

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New Study Reveals That Those with Traumatic Brain Injuries Not Only Suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, But That Relevant Parts of Their Brains May Never Fully Recover

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Neurologists have long been baffled by why U.S. military members who suffer concussion-like brain injuries end up suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder—an issue that also has significant implications for anyone who suffers from a personal injury and related litigation in general—until now. According to a recent study out of UCLA, traumatic brain injuries cause… Read More »

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Widower Awarded Almost $160 Million in First Same-Sex Wrongful Death Claim Against Big Tobacco

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In November, a jury awarded a widower close to $160 million in the first wrongful death claim brought by a same-sex couple against two of the largest tobacco companies in the country. The victim died from respiratory disease in 2018 after smoking for decades, and his husband pursued damages as the representative of his… Read More »

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Lead Poisoning & Children’s Health in Rhode Island

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement in October concerning the Childhood Lead Action Project here in Providence, Rhode Island raises significant concerns when it comes to public health issues related to lead exposure, especially for children. Lead exposure leads to significant injuries, especially during childhood development. If too much lead gets into the body… Read More »

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