Dr. O'Toole's Background
Research training, expertise and qualifications
- Obstetrics & Gynecology - Board Certified
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Background Check for Dr. O'Toole
Malpractice Claims not available
- Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Rhode Island.
- Professional Misconduct (10/13/2010)
- Action Taken: Reprimand
- Allegation of Complaint:
Dr. Maria M. O'Toole; License # MD06049
Nature of Complaint:
The Obstetrical Review Group met on 10-24-2008 to review the physician's alleged failure to timely recognize and respond to fetal distress resulting in an infant's death on 10-04-2008. The ORG believes that earlier intervention and delivery may have improved the outcome. The Women and Infants Hospital on 08-21-2009 notified the Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline of the claim.
A peer reviewer for the Board recognized the care by the physician to be generally inattentive. The Peer Reviewer identified the physician's failure to meet the standard of care in two areas: inattention to labor progress in the setting of repetitive fetal heart rate decelerations and failure to perform a cesarean delivery.
The Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline determined that the physician failed to correctly assess fetal well-being and consideration of earlier delivery.
Action Taken-Consent Order
The physician has been issued a Reprimand by the Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline and shall pay an administrative fee in the amount of $500.00 within sixty days.
- State: Rhode Island
- No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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