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Jury awards $250,000 to family of medical malpractice victim

Doctors and medical professionals are often seen as some of the smartest members of society. It takes years of schooling, constant training and more than just intelligence to be a good doctor. Nevertheless, medical mistakes are made every day in Oregon and elsewhere. While some errors are insignificant, others can completely change lives. Recently, a jury awarded a quarter of a million dollars to the family of a man from another state who died as a result of medical malpractice.

Death of patient blamed on nursing negligence

Nurses, like all professionals in the medical field, have an obligation to provide patients with the accepted standard of care. Nurses are responsible for the day-to-day care of most patients in hospitals and other medical facilities. When a nurse fails to properly do his or her job, the patient ultimately suffers. Unfortunately, nursing negligence happens every day in the state of Oregon and all across the country. Recently, a lawsuit was filed by the family of a patient from another state after the patient died due to alleged negligent care received during a stay at a nursing facility.

Failure to diagnose has permanent ramifications

Timing is crucial when it comes to diagnosing diseases such as cancer. A correct and timely diagnosis is the first and most important step in the survival and recovery of the patient. Unfortunately, failure to diagnose diseases often results in permanent injury to the patient, and in some cases, loss of life. Despite years of training and experience, doctors in Oregon are not exempt from making such mistakes. Recently, a patient in another state filed a lawsuit after doctors allegedly failed to diagnose breast cancer.

Questionable procedure leads to claims of medical malpractice

Physicians in Oregon and all across America are trusted with the care of thousands of patients each day. Regardless of training or experience, doctors, nurses and medical staff are human, and it is a fact that humans make mistakes. Every single day patients around the country are injured or die as a result of medical malpractice. Unfortunately, when a doctor makes an error, it is usually the patient who suffers. Recently, a lawsuit in another state was filed over claims that doctor error caused permanent damage to a patient.

Medical malpractice results in $20 million settlement

In the state of Oregon and all across the country, doctors have a duty to treat patients with an acceptable standard of care. Patients trust doctors and medical staff to provide them with the best possible treatment. Unfortunately, medical malpractice is more common than many people realize. When negligence occurs in the medical profession, the consequences can be debilitating and even deadly. A man in another state was recently awarded $20 million from a lawsuit filed after a misdiagnosis left him permanently impaired.