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Son commits suicide, medical malpractice blamed

These days, the majority of doctors and medical workers in Oregon and across the United States are highly trained and skilled professionals who make patient safety a top priority. When patients seek medical treatment or undergo a procedure, they place their trust in the hands of these individuals. Despite advancements in technology and training, medical malpractice continues to occur at an alarming rate. A patient in another state recently died due to alleged negligence, and a grieving mother has filed a lawsuit.

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.

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.

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.