• Ingrid A. Halstrom is sworn into the Rhode Island Bar

    Nov 22, 2016

    On Monday November 21, 2016 Ingrid A. Halstrom was sworn into the Rhode Island Bar. [caption id="attachment_768" align="alignleft" width="300"] Attorneys Ingrid A. Halstrom and Frederic N. Halstrom at the RI Bar swearing in ceremony November 21, 2016[/caption] Attorney Halstrom was sworn into the Massachusetts Bar in November 2015 after successfully passing the Massachusetts Bar Exam in July 2015. In July 2016 Ingrid A. Halstrom sat for the Rhode Island Bar Exam. She joins 77 other applicants who passed the RI Bar Exam and were certified by the Committee on Character and Fitness.

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  • Sick from the Hospital? CR evaluates risk of C. diff. infection.

    Oct 24, 2016

    2 Prominent Boston Hospitals named to Consumer Reports' "Worst" list for having high C. diff. Infection Rate by Ingrid A. Halstrom, Esq. [caption id="attachment_748" align="alignleft" width="300"] Image Credit: Boston Herald[/caption] You don't go to the hospital, especially a hospital with the prestige of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) (both Partners teaching hospitals) and expect to worry about catching a potentially deadly bacterial infection. But according to a September 27, 2016 article by Consumer Reports, MGH and BWH ranked in the bo

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  • Mass. Hospital Readmission Rate in Worst Top 10 in Nation

    Oct 19, 2016

    In an article "A revolving door at Mass. Hospitals" published October 11, 2016 by the Boston Globe, staff writer Liz Kowalczyk reported that according to federal data, 17.90% of the 198,000 Massachusetts Medicare patients were readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge. That places Massachusett's readmission rate as tied for the 5th worst in the nation. The link to the original Boston Globe article can be found here: Why Do Readmission Rates Matter? As reported by L

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  • Vacation Nightmare: Is Disney liable? In Massachusetts it would be.

    Jun 15, 2016

    By Ingrid A. Halström, Esq. Last night, an alligator dragged a two-year old Nebraska boy visiting Walt Disney World with his family into an artificial lake at the Grand Floridian resort in Orlando, Florida. The attack occurred at about 9:15 pm on a beach of the Seven Seas Lagoon. The boy and his family were on the beach and the boy was partly in the water when the alligator grabbed him. The boy’s father attempted to rescue him from the alligator, but was unsuccessful. During the search for the boy, at least five alligators were removed from the lake, euthanized, and examined by the Polic

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  • Monthly Archives: March 2015

    Mar 31, 2015

    MARCH 31, 2015 · 5:15 PM Ten things you may have missed Saturday from the world of business “Ten things you may have missed Saturday from the world of business.” Boston Globe, Personal Finance Section, March 29, 2015. Attached is the Boston Federal Reserve Study which uncovered staggering wealth discrepancies in Boston. “The Color of Wealth in Boston.” Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, a Joint Publication with Duke University and the New School.   MARCH 16, 2015 · 2:21 PM The Dispute Over Annual Pelvic Exams “The Dispute Over Annual Pelvic Exams” The New Yo

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  • Monthly Archives: January 2015

    Jan 28, 2015

    JANUARY 28, 2015 · 5:41 PM Hurt Before Birth “Hurt Before the Birth” Interesting article from the New York Times Wellness section from May 2014 by Jane E. Brody   JANUARY 15, 2015 · 9:20 PM Massachusetts healthcare ranked fourth worst for hospital readmissions Massachusetts does not have the best healthcare for the average patient, it is one of the worst. Don’t let your loved one be discharged just to be readmitted someplace else because the hospital doesn’t want your loved one. “Massachusetts ranks fourth-worst for hospital readmissions” by Marie Szaniszlo, 

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  • Monthly Archives: October 2013

    Oct 29, 2013

    OCTOBER 29, 2013 · 5:01 PM Massachusetts Obesity Surgeon’s License Suspended Obesity Surgeon’s License Suspended Dr. Sheldon Randell has performed more then 6,000 weight-loss operations in his 30 year career. On August 16, 2013 Randall’s medical license was suspended, he was accused of a pattern of negligence and declaring him an “immediate and serious threat” to the public. See above article from the October 27, 2013 issue of the Boston Globe  for more information.   OCTOBER 3, 2013 · 8:55 PM SwipeSense: Forget to Wash? SwipeSense: Forget to Wash? “I was

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  • Monthly Archives: August 2013

    Aug 23, 2013

    August 23, 2013 · 5:14 pm USA Today Special Report: Thousands of Doctors Practicing Despite Errors, Misconduct One of the most dangerous places in the world is the hospital. August 21, 2013 USA Today Special Report “Thousands of doctors practicing despite errors, misconduct” by Peter Eisler and Barbara Hansen. Part of the “When Health Care Makes You Sick” series.

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  • Monthly Archives: July 2013

    Jul 16, 2013

    JULY 16, 2013 · 4:40 PM American Way of Birth, Costliest in the World America’s cost of bringing new life into the world  is much higher than other countries across the globe. Read THIS article from the New York Times for more details. July 10, 2013 · 5:21 pm Surgical Errors Rise in Mass. Despite New Controls “Surgical errors rise in Mass. despite new controls” by Liz Kowalcyzk Boston Globe July 7, 2013   July 10, 2013 · 5:17 pm “The Bleak New World of Prenatal Genetics”

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  • Monthly Archives: June 2013

    Jun 6, 2013

    JUNE 6, 2013 · 2:20 PM “Philadelphia Abortion Doctor Guilty of Murder” – Boston Globe Below is an article by the Brady Dennis on the Doctor who was guilty of murder. Here is the article clip: Boston Globe – Philadelphia Abortion Doctor Guilty of Murder Here is the text followed by a link to the article: “PHILADELPHIA — After a two-month trial and 10 days of deliberation, a jury on Monday decided that Baby A, Baby C, and Baby D lived a few fleeting moments outside their mothers’ wombs before their spinal cords were severed at Kermit Gosnell’s abortion clinic in

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