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Death of patient attributed to alleged nursing negligence

Nurses and medical providers in the state of Oregon are required to have years of academic and on-the-job training in order to treat and care for patients. When patients are admitted to hospitals and medical facilities, nurses provide the majority of the care, so they play a crucial role in the care of the patient. Unfortunately, when front-line medical workers such as nurses make mistakes, the patient suffers the consequences. A lawsuit was recently filed after an elderly female patient in another state died due to alleged nursing negligence.

The lawsuit was filed by representatives of the deceased patient's estate. According to the lawsuit, the elderly patient was admitted to a nursing facility and resided there for almost three years. The lawsuit alleges that the staff of the facility failed to take proper care of the patient, which eventually resulted in her death.

Failure to diagnose cancer allegedly leads to husband's death

When dealing with diseases such as cancer, an early diagnosis is critical to the survival of the patient. Despite significant advancements in medical technology, failure to diagnose illnesses still occurs at an alarming rate. Oregon citizens have access to state-of-the-art medical care, but this does not prevent doctors from making crucial mistakes. Failing to properly diagnose a patient can delay life-saving treatment. A woman in another state recently filed a lawsuit, alleging that negligence and a delay in treatment led to her husband's death.

According to the lawsuit, the husband of the plaintiff was a patient of a urologist for a period of three years. The plaintiff claims that her husband complained of symptoms of bladder frequency and a urinalysis test showed blood in his urine. Allegedly, another urinalysis was performed on the patient a few weeks later and again blood was found in his urine. The woman claims that despite repeated complaints and repeated test results showing blood in the patient's urine, no further testing or evaluations were performed.

Medical negligence causes physical and emotional distress

Despite significant advancements in medical technology and patient safety, not all patients receive an acceptable level of care when undergoing a medical procedure. Medical negligence is a hot topic these days and continues to be one of the leading causes of injury in the state of Oregon and across the country. When health care providers fail to provide acceptable and adequate care to patients, significant injuries can occur, including death. Fortunately, there are ways to take action against such negligent care. A man in another state filed a lawsuit against a medical facility after alleged negligent care caused him physical and emotional distress.

The lawsuit asserts that the man suffers from sickle cell disease and sought treatment at a medical facility. Allegedly, health care providers at the medical facility attempted to insert a catheter into the plaintiff. The plaintiff claims that he informed his health care providers that he needed to be numbed to ease the pain of the catheterization. However, according to the plaintiff, the defendants were unsuccessful at inserting the catheter and failed to use a numbing agent.

Patient suffers injuries due to alleged medical negligence

In Oregon and across the country, thousands of patients are injured at the hands of negligent medical professionals each year. Unfortunately, medical negligence happens virtually every day and is more common than many people realize. Health care professionals are often seen as some of the smartest and most responsible members of society, but they can still make mistakes. Hospitals and medical facilities are often understaffed so doctors and nurses are forced to work long, exhausting hours that can also contribute to mistakes. A man in another state filed a lawsuit after alleged negligence caused him to suffer injuries.

The plaintiff was a patient in a medical facility and allegedly suffered injuries due to negligent care. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff suffered a fall and was injured while he was a patient at the medical facility. The plaintiff claims that he suffered a fractured hip and other physical injuries due to the fall.

Father dies as a result of alleged medical negligence

When Oregon residents undergo a medical procedure, they place their trust in the hands of doctors and nurses. The majority of medical professionals in the United States are certified, well-trained professionals. Despite training and experience, doctors and nurses still make mistakes. Unfortunately, medical negligence is one of the leading causes of injury in the country. A lawsuit was recently filed by the children of a deceased man in another state over claims that negligence from medical professionals caused the death of their father.

According to the lawsuit, negligence by professionals at a medical facility led to the death of the plaintiffs' father. The plaintiffs claim that their father suffered from an intra-abdominal infection, and doctors failed to explore and adequately drain the abscess. Allegedly, due to this inadequate and negligent care, their father suffered massive hemorrhage and chronic anemia.

Woman loses leg due to alleged medical malpractice

Unfortunately, thousands of patients are injured every year due to the negligence of health care professionals. Medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of death and injury each year in the United States. When patients in Oregon and across the country are injured due to the negligence of medical professionals, legal recourse may be available. A woman in another state lost her leg due to the alleged negligence of her health care providers, and she has filed a lawsuit.

The woman claims that she suffered acute pain and swelling in her right foot and sought treatment. After being examined by her primary physician's office, she was diagnosed with gout, given medication to treat it and told her condition would improve within a few days, the lawsuit says. However, the plaintiff claims that her condition worsened, which prompted an emergency room visit. Upon her visit to the emergency room, the plaintiff alleges that her foot became extremely painful, swollen and that her toes were discolored.

Alleged medical malpractice leaves patient with brain damage

Every year, despite great advancements in patient safety and care, thousands of patients are injured or killed at the hands of medical professionals. Doctors and nurses in the state of Oregon and across the country are required to have years of schooling and on-the-job training, but they can still make mistakes. When mistakes happen during a procedure, the patient suffers the consequences. Recently in another state, a woman filed a medical malpractice lawsuit after a procedure allegedly left her with brain damage.

According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was diagnosed with a non-cancerous brain tumor about 2 years ago. Even though these types of tumors grow very slowly, the lawsuit claims the plaintiff's doctor performed surgery to remove the tumor and part of her skull. Titanium mesh and screws were used to replace the removed skull. The lawsuit claims that, less than a month after the procedure, there was drainage from the incision and infection. The doctor should have replaced the titanium mesh but did not, the plaintiff claims.

Alleged nursing negligence leads to death of mother

Nurses play a vital role in the daily care of patients in Oregon and across the country. Nurses. like all medical professionals, are required to have years of academic and on-the-job training in order to properly treat and care for patients. Unfortunately, health care facilities these days are often understaffed, and nurses are forced to work long hours, leading to exhaustion. When a nurse fails to properly do his or her job, the patient suffers. Recently, a woman in another state filed a lawsuit after she claims nursing negligence led to the death of her mother.

According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff's mother was a patient at a nursing facility and suffered injuries due to an fall while under the care of nursing staff. The plaintiff claims her mother suffered multiple fractures, physical pain and suffering, as well as mental anguish as a result of the fall. Allegedly, injuries from the fall led to the patient's death.

Family alleges medical malpractice after woman dies from overdose

Most doctors and nurses in the state of Oregon are skilled and certified professionals with years of training and experience. However, medical professionals are also human, and humans make mistakes. When mistakes happen during medical procedures, the patients have to live with the consequences. According to recent statistics, medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. A family in another state has filed a lawsuit against a medical center after a family member died, allegedly due to a lethal dose of pain medication.

It is claimed that the woman originally sought treatment at the medial center for severe lower back pain. According to the lawsuit, she was given Dilaudid to relieve the back pain but had a negative reaction to the medication. The family claims that the negative reaction to the medication was never noted in the patient's chart.

Lawsuit filed after alleged medical negligence results in injury

Although patient safety has become a top priority in hospitals and medical facilities in Oregon and across the country, thousands of health-care patients are injured every year due to negligence. When medical patients go for a procedure, they not only place their trust in the hands of doctors and nurses, but also their lives. Though the majority of doctors and nurses in the United States are certified, well-trained professionals, they still make mistakes. When mistakes occur in the medical field, the consequences can be life-threatening. Recently, a woman in another state filed a lawsuit after alleged medical negligence left her with permanent injuries.

According to the lawsuit, the woman suffered a heart attack and required follow-up surgery. Allegedly, due to negligent care, the plaintiff was allowed to fall off of the operating table while her body was opened up with surgical tools still inside of her. The plaintiff claims her head and front of her body struck the floor when she landed, which resulted in substantial injury.