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September 2018 Archives

Failure to anticipate problems resulted in severe birth injury

The birth of a child is an eagerly anticipated event in the lives of Oregon families. The majority of pregnancies are monitored throughout the nine months, and problems can frequently be detected and prepared for ahead of time. A woman in another state experienced a traumatic birth injury that caused permanent damage to her child that may have been preventable.

Failure to diagnose often results in medical malpractice

When people in Oregon visit their doctor with a medical complaint, they trust that the doctor will use his or her expertise to diagnose the situation or, if the condition surpasses the doctor's expertise, refer the patient to a specialist. Occasionally, a doctor will misdiagnose a condition. This can lead to a malpractice suit because of a failure to diagnose.

Nursing errors can have long-term ramifications

When a loved one is admitted to a hospital in Oregon and requires surgery it is reasonable to expect that a certain level of care will be delivered. Patients and their families trust the surgeons and medical staff to be able to deliver the care needed. While there is risk involved with any medical procedure, a person should be able to trust that the person performing the procedure has the experience and know-how to properly carry out the procedure. Lack of such knowledge and experience led to nursing errors in a case in another state.

Oxygen-deprived brain results in a medical malpractice suit

An Oregon family wished a relative luck as he was whisked away to the operating room for what was supposed to be a routine procedure. Sadly, the 62-year-old man's procedure did not go as expected. The man's family is suing the anesthesiologist and his practice for wrongful death and medical malpractice.