Amazing advancements have been made in the medical field. Patient care and safety have become a top priority in hospitals and medical facilities across the nation. Doctors and nurses in the state of Oregon are subjected to years of academic and on-the-job training, but this does not make them immune to errors. Unfortunately, mistakes continue to happen in the medical field at an alarming rate. An Oregon man recently filed lawsuit over claims that medical negligence left him with permanent injuries.
According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was taken to the hospital suffering from a facial droop and slurred speech. Allegedly, after several tests, a top radiologist reviewed the test results and determined that there were no abnormalities. The lawsuit claims that the plaintiff was transferred to a different medical facility several hours later where it was discovered that the plaintiff had a blockage that prevented sufficient blood flow to his brain and central nervous system.
Due to the blockage, the plaintiff suffered acute hypoxia and respiratory failure and acute hypoxia and went into a coma. The lawsuit alleges that the delay in care caused him to suffer a traumatic brain injury and partial paralysis. The plaintiff is asking for is asking for economic damages of $4.4 million and damages from pain and suffering of $5 million.
Thousands of patients are injured or die as a result of medical negligence every year. Oregon citizens that suffer injury or the loss of a loved one as as a result medical negligence have the right to take legal action. A successful lawsuit could result in financial relief as well as a sense of justice for victims and families.
Source: dailyastorian.com, "Music shop owner sues radiologist for negligence", Derrick DePledge, March 21, 2017