Category: Rhode Island Medical Malpractice

Rhode Island Supreme Court Orders New Trial Where Medical Malpractice Defense Attorney Made Improper Closing Argument

The Rhode Island Supreme Court held in its February 22, 2022 opinion in a Rhode Island medical malpractice case in which a premature baby received total parenteral nutrition (TPN) through a peripheral intravenous line (IV) in her left foot that…
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Rhode Island Supreme Court Reinstates Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict

In its Opinion dated June 9, 2021, the Rhode Island Supreme Court stated in a medical malpractice case that had resulted in a defense verdict after which the trial judge granted the plaintiff a new trial, “Viewing the entirety of…
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Rhode Island Supreme Court Vacates Trial Court’s Granting Of New Trial To Medical Malpractice Plaintiff

The Rhode Island Supreme Court held in its decision dated January 9, 2018 that the trial judge had erred in granting a new trial to a Rhode Island medical malpractice plaintiff where the jury found the defendant physician negligent but…
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$40M Rhode Island Medical Malpractice Verdict For Loss Of Leg Due To Medical Negligence

An eight-person Rhode Island medical malpractice jury returned its verdict in the amount of $40 million on September 21, 2017 in favor of a 62-year-old man who lost his leg due to medical malpractice at Rhode Island Hospital, which amount…
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Rhode Island Wrongful Birth Lawsuit Allowed To Proceed

A Superior Court judge in Rhode Island has ordered that the wrongful birth lawsuit filed by the parents of two children born with cystic fibrosis can proceed. The parents have three children, the two youngest of which were born with…
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$25.6M Rhode Island Medical Malpractice Verdict Against Hospital That Conceded Liability

After a six-day trial and less than two hours of jury deliberations, a Rhode Island medical malpractice jury returned its verdict in favor of the plaintiff on April 29, 2015, in the amount of $25.6 million ($15 million for pain…
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Rhode Island Supreme Court Discusses Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations For Minors

In its decision filed on May 19, 2015, the Rhode Island Supreme Court had to decide issues involving the application of Rhode Island’s statute of limitations in medical malpractice cases to the respective claims of a minor child who was injured allegedly as a result of medical…
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7 Rhode Island OB Practices Settle Unapproved IUD Claims

Seven Rhode Island obstetrical practices have agreed to settle claims against them alleging that they implanted unapproved versions of the Mirena and ParaGard intrauterine devices (“IUDs”) in patients and then sought the higher reimbursement for FDA-approved IUDs. An IUD is a small…
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Rhode Island Supreme Court Decides Claims Against Labs Are Not Medical Malpractice Claims

In its decision dated May 2, 2014, the Rhode Island Supreme Court (“Supreme Court”) held that the Rhode Island Legislature did not intend for negligence actions against medical laboratories to fall under the ambit of Rhode Island’s medical malpractice laws….
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