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New Study Finds That Emergency Rooms Are Dangerously Underdiagnosing Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

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A new study published in Annals of Emergency Medicine has revealed that emergency rooms are regularly underdiagnosing mild traumatic brain injuries (which are often synonymous with concussions) to the detriment of patients, who are, as a result, failing to receive proper treatment. Unfortunately, these injuries can lead to chronic neuropsychological symptoms (also known as… Read More »

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It Is Time to Start Doing Better in Our Hospitals

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As recently pointed out by the New York Times, medicine, with its many life-saving accomplishments, can also cause harm.  While the first and most important principle in medicine is to do no harm, this has been a challenge with the current pandemic, which has forced hospitals around the country, including here in Rhode Island,… Read More »

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New Study Indicates That Electronic Health Record Systems in Hospitals Are Missing More Than 30 Percent of All Drug Errors

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Doctors in the United States make approximately 1.25 million medication errors every year, which includes administering combined drugs that, together, result in harm to patients, as well as providing drugs in dangerous dosages. According to the Institute of Medicine, this kills up to 9,000 Americans each year. Virtually all hospitals now rely on electronic… Read More »

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As More And More People Are Harmed by The Coronavirus Here in Rhode Island, Some Healthcare Workers Seek Immunity from Medical Malpractice Lawsuits for A Reason

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The coronavirus has affected what feels like every area of our lives; from our ability to go to work and feel safe there, to spending time with loved ones, to even spending time outside, doing the things we love to do. Unfortunately, the pandemic is also overwhelming our nation’s hospitals to the point where… Read More »

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Chaos at Some Chain Pharmacies Is Injuring & Killing Some Patients

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In late January, the New York Times published a frightening article describing understaffed and chaotic work places where pharmacists have described being unable to safely perform their jobs, placing the public at risk of dangerous medication errors, some of which have resulted in serious injuries and deaths, including here in Rhode Island. One pharmacist… Read More »

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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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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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