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January 2016 Archives

Medical malpractice settlement approved, couple will receive $5M

Many medical malpractice cases filed around the country, including many in Oregon, never make it to trial. The parties will often reach a settlement before that happens, which can save all of the parties involved the time and expense of a trial. Furthermore, one or more of the parties involved in a medical malpractice case might not want the case to go to trial because there would be no guaranteed outcome as there is with a settlement.

A failure to diagnose can have catastrophic consequences

Every organ in the body serves an important function that keeps it operating smoothly. For instance, the kidneys are responsible for filtering the blood and separating out the extra fluid and waste. If these organs fail, the consequences to an Oregon resident -- or anyone else for that matter -- can be catastrophic due to the buildup of toxins in the body. When a failure to diagnose problems with these organs occurs, it can be debilitating or even fatal.

Did medical negligence cause man's limited mobility?

Most people underestimate the importance of their feet until or unless they are unable to use them. Without feet, mobility is difficult. When Oregon residents have issues with their feet, they expect doctors to make the correct diagnosis and prescribe an appropriate course of treatment to fix the problem. If that does not happen, and the patient is left with a permanent disability, medical negligence could be the reason. 

Did failure to diagnose eye condition cause permanent injury?

Understandably, losing one's eyesight would be devastating. Most people do what they can to protect their eyes and make sure that they are able to see as well as possible. Doing so goes beyond wearing glasses or contact lenses. Occasionally, an individual can develop an eye condition that threatens his or her sight. If an Oregon eye doctor's failure to diagnose the appropriate condition in a timely manner affects that person's ability to see, it could be considered medical malpractice.