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February 2016 Archives

Family says more than nursing negligence led to woman's death

One day in January, a man called 911 for his 47-year-old wife. By the end of that fateful day, his wife was dead. Now, her family is alleging that it was more than nursing negligence that led to her premature death, much as a family here in Oregon might.

Family claims medical malpractice in death of loved one

Oregon residents entrust the care of their family members to medical facilities and their personnel on a daily basis. If their loved one dies while under the care ofsuch a facility, it can raise numerous questions. If those questions are not satisfactorily answered, it could be because medical malpractice is the cause.

Couple sues for failure to diagnose cystic fibrosis in utero

Most Oregon women who are pregnant do not necessarily care as much about whether they have a boy or a girl as long as the baby is healthy. Some mothers have specific concerns when it comes to whether the baby will be born with a genetic condition such as cystic fibrosis. An out-of-state woman claims that a failure to diagnose her child's cystic fibrosis in utero denied her the opportunity to terminate the pregnancy, and now her child will never have a normal life.

Blue towel found inside victim of surgical errors

Any Oregon resident who has watched a television show or movie involving a surgical procedure has seen the blue towels that they drape over patients. These towels are not the same ones that are used internally on patients during surgical procedures, which most people know more commonly as sponges. Despite the fact that these blue towels are not ordinarily used inside a patient during a procedure, that is what was found inside a man in another state who claims he was the victim of surgical errors.