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July 2016 Archives

Obstetrical malpractice automatically affects 2 lives, not just 1

When an Oregon woman is pregnant, she and her unborn child are both entitled to medical care that meets or exceeds current standards. Obstetricians have not just one, but two lives in their hands. When obstetrical malpractice occurs, it could result in the permanent injury or death of the child, the mother or both.

Medical malpractice includes nursing negligence

While hospitalized, Oregon patients rely on the hospital staff to see to their day-to-day needs. The nursing staff meets many of these needs, though they can make mistakes periodically. Unfortunately, nursing negligence can result in serious or fatal injuries that constitute medical malpractice.

Estate claims that a failure to diagnose led to death of man

Even if the technical aspects of an operation are done correctly, a patient may still encounter health issues afterward. Post-surgical care is essential in order to ensure that an Oregon resident will enjoy a smooth and full recovery. The failure to diagnose a problem after a surgical procedure could lead to complications that could cause permanent injuries or even death. 

Delivery errors led to child's brain damage, according to jury

When a child is born with brain damage, Oregon parents will surely have questions. When the answers to those questions point to delivery errors, parents may be devastated that the people they trusted to bring their child into the world made mistakes that will have lifelong repercussions for the whole family. This is what happened to a family from out-of-state, and a jury recently decided that the boy's brain damage was due to medical mistakes. It awarded the family a $53 million medical malpractice judgment.