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Family awarded $20 million in historic medical malpractice suit

Thousands of health care patients are injured every year across the country due to human error. When mistakes occur in the medical field, the consequences can alter the lives of all those involved. Doctors and nurses in Oregon are well-trained and skilled professionals, but mistakes will still happen. A woman in another state died after giving birth due to alleged negligent medical care, and her husband and family filed a medical malpractice lawsuit. 

Father's death attributed to nursing negligence

Nurses are traditionally seen as apron-wearing doctor's assistants that manage the basic bedside care of medical patients. However, today's nurses are tasked with not only overseeing the day-to-day needs of patients, but they are also responsible for coordinating patient care and are making increasingly complex clinical decisions that used to be made by doctors. An aging population in Oregon and across the country continues to increase patient volumes, which in turn creates increased workloads for understaffed nurses. This is a major factor that can contribute to mistakes or even negligence. Two brothers in another state recently filed a lawsuit after their father died due to alleged nursing negligence.

Family of medical negligence victim awarded $3.5 million

Losing a loved one is an emotional and devastating experience that no person wants to face. When a loved one is lost due to no fault of their own, the experience can become incredibly traumatic. Patient safety has become a top priority not only in hospitals in Oregon, but in medical facilities across the country. However, thousands of health care patients are injured or die each year due to medical negligence.  Recently, a family of a deceased mother in another state was awarded $3.5 million from a settlement in a lawsuit.

Child suffers brain damage due to alleged medical negligence

According to statistics, negligence in the medical field is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of this frightening statistic. Luckily, Oregon is home to some of the most skilled and qualified doctors and nurses in the country, so most patients are well taken care of. However, medical negligence continues to occur, and the consequences can be profound and life-altering for those affected. A child in another state suffered brain damage due to alleged negligent care, and the family has filed a lawsuit.

Family awarded settlement of $15M due to birth injury

The birth of a child is a moment of great joy and excitement for parents in Oregon and around the world. This joyous experience can quickly turn tragic when negligence by a doctor or nurse leaves a newborn baby with a birth injury. Unfortunately, when mistakes happen in the delivery room, the child and family have to live with the consequences. A family in another state filed a lawsuit against a hospital after their daughter suffered brain damage during delivery.