Entries by Zachary Mandell


The attorneys at Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd, are proud to sponsor Access Point’s 26th Annual Richard Rotelli Memorial Golf Tournament. This year’s event will be held at the beautiful Alpine Country Club in Cranston, Rhode Island on Monday, September 30, 2019 at noon. If you’re interested in attending this incredible annual tournament, reserve your […]


The attorneys at Mandell, Boisclair, & Mandell, Ltd, are proud to support the Sail to Prevail program. Sail to Prevail is a nonprofit organization that offers a complete therapeutic sailing experience for individuals with disabilities. Each summer, more than 1000 disabled children and adults explore the open water on a fleet of specially adapted 20-foot […]

Impossible Dream

The attorneys at Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd are proud sponsors of a fundraiser for The Impossible Dream. Attorney Zach Mandell serves on a sponsorship committee for their Newport event. The Impossible Dream is the world’s only catamaran built from the ground up to be fully universally accessible. Their mission is to raise awareness for […]


Sometimes during labor and delivery things go wrong. Complications can cause significant long-term damage and disabilities. In fact, it is estimated that 28,000 babies are born every year with birth injuries in the United States. These birth injuries can range from minor facial lacerations to more serious brain damage Erb’s palsy is a birth injury […]

What Does ‘Birth Injury’ Mean?

Preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, causing 440,000 fatalities a year. Babies are particularly vulnerable to medical errors that occur during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. It is estimated that 28,000 babies suffer from a birth injury every year. When a baby is in the womb, they can […]

How Do You Know If Your Child Has Brain Damage?

Sometimes the severity of the brain damage your baby has suffered isn’t always obvious immediately after birth. While there may be some signs of injury after birth, the long-term effects and disabilities your child may endure are not always immediately apparent. Immediately after birth, some of the signs of brain damage, include: Breathing difficulties/Need for […]


One of the most devastating and lifelong injuries a baby can suffer in utero is oxygen deprivation. Being deprived of oxygen at any point during pregnancy, labor, or delivery can result in significant brain damage and long-term disabilities. This damage can result in a condition known as cerebral palsy, which can cause in lifelong motor […]

What are the Signs of Fetal Distress?

When a medical professional recognizes the signs of fetal distress, they must take swift action to prevent serious and deadly injuries from occurring. During pregnancy and labor and delivery, doctors and nurses must monitor babies closely for signs of distress. This includes routine prenatal care, ultrasounds, and medical testing throughout pregnancy, as well as electronic […]

Forceps Delivery Birth Injuries

Since 1990, the use of forceps in the delivery room has declined drastically in the United States. In 1990, 5.11% of all deliveries involved the use of forceps. By 2017, forceps were used in only 0.5% of all deliveries, according to recent data. This is largely due to improvements in Cesarean sections (C-sections), coupled with […]