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Patient suffers loss of toe due to alleged medical negligence

Despite years of training and experience, doctors and medical professionals are not exempt from making mistakes. Medical negligence happens every day and is more common than many people realize. Fortunately, laws exist in Oregon and across the country that protect patients from carelessness and malpractice in the medical field. Recently, a man in another state filed a lawsuit after alleged negligent care caused significant injury.

Patient's death attributed to alleged nursing errors

Nurses provide the majority of care when patients are admitted to hospitals and medical facilities. Nurses oversee the day-to-day needs of patients, from making sure medications are taken in a timely manner to just being there to provide emotional and moral support for the patient. Unfortunately, nurses in Oregon and across the country put in long hours and are frequently understaffed. Overworked nurses become exhausted, which can lead to nursing errors. Recently, a lawsuit was filed in another state after a patient died as a result of allegedly negligent care.

Patient suffers permanent injuries due to medical malpractice

When Oregon citizens go in for a medical procedure, not only do they place their trust in the hands of doctors and nurses, but also their lives. However, even in this day and time, medical malpractice is one of the main causes of death and injury in the United States. Luckily, when a medical mistake causes injury to a patient, that patient has legal avenues that he or she can take to ease the pain and suffering. A man from another state has taken legal action over alleged mistakes during surgery that have left him scarred for life.

Couple awarded $14.5 million in obstetrical malpractice suit

The birth of a child is one of the most amazing experiences in the lives of parents. Its unfortunate when this experience is turned into a tragedy by negligent care during delivery. Despite years of training and experience, obstetricians in Oregon and across the United States still make mistakes. When mistakes are made in the delivery room, both the newborn and the mother may suffer. Recently, a couple in another state received a substantial monetary judgment with regard to their obstetrical malpractice lawsuit.