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Failure to diagnose TB left man wheelchair bound

What began as a backache in June 2012 rapidly degraded to paralysis by Jan. 2013. A man claims that doctors incorrectly diagnosed his condition despite several opportunities to discover what was wrong with him. It may not surprise many Oregon readers that he ultimately filed a lawsuit alleging that their failure to diagnose his condition properly led to him being bound to a wheelchair.

Was nursing negligence ultimately responsible for father's death?

In 2013, a man lost his father, who was only 56 years old at the time of his death. As many Oregon residents do after the death of a loved one, he went through his father's home. He found an inordinate amount of prescription narcotics. Further inquiries led to the family filing a nursing negligence suit against the nurse practitioner who prescribed the medications and the facility for which she worked.

Did a failure to diagnose lead to a mother's death?

Oregon residents rely on emergency room doctors to quickly and correctly diagnose their conditions or to seek additional advice if a diagnosis cannot be made readily. This is what a family from another state relied upon back in 2013 when they say a failure to diagnose bleeding on a woman's brain led to her death. On Dec. 14, 2013, the wife and mother of two children suffered what appeared to be a seizure while at home.

Some medical malpractice claims are to teach doctors a lesson

When most Oregon residents think about medical malpractice suits, they envision a person who was somehow maimed by a doctor leaving him or her with a permanent disability or dead. That is not always the case, however. For example, a man from another state recently received a jury award that was, in part, for medical malpractice.