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Surgical errors are not the only mistakes that injure or kill

When Oregon residents prepare to undergo a surgical procedure, a good portion of their angst most likely surrounds what might go wrong during the surgery. However, surgical errors are not the only mistakes that can injure or kill a patient. Post-operative complications cause many patients serious or fatal injuries and illnesses.

Medical negligence suit filed re man's hospital fall

While an individual is under the care of an Oregon hospital, the expectation is that the doctors and other staff will provide care that meets accepted standards. Many medical professionals meet or exceed these standards every day. However, the failure to provide a certain level of care could be construed as medical negligence

Man claims several surgical errors led to his health issues

Many Oregon readers may not recognize the technical term "laparoscopic cholecystectomy." Some may know it as referring to the removal of the gallbladder and gall stones. These days, it is often considered a routine operation. However, surgical errors can -- and sometimes do -- occur.

Were you the victim of nursing negligence?

Oregon's nurses are a vital component of the medical community. They are responsible for many of the day-to-day functions of patient care and most of them work hard and have a difficult job. Therefore, when they make a mistake, it can result in the serious injury or death of a patient. Nursing negligence can have an adverse effect on the lives of patients and their families if left unchecked.

A failure to diagnose cancer in a timely manner can be fatal

The word cancer can inspire fear in the bravest of Oregon's residents. Fortunately, with the advent of new technologies and treatments, many cancers can be cured if caught early enough. However, a failure to diagnose cancer in its early stages can be fatal, and it is not the doctor who pays the price -- it is the family members left behind.