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Alleged nursing negligence blamed for woman's death

Most nurses in the state of Oregon are well-trained professionals who excel in patient care. Unfortunately, nurses these days are often understaffed and are overworked as a result. Long, tiring shifts can contribute to mistakes and sometimes negligence. Statistics say that nursing negligence is one of the leading causes of injury in the United States today. Recently in another state, a lawsuit was filed after alleged negligence led to the death of a woman in a nursing home.

Family awarded $1 million after man dies from medical negligence

The main duty of all health care providers is the care and safety of their patients. Surprisingly, patient safety may sometimes not be the priority for some doctors and nurses in Oregon and across the country. Health care workers are often understaffed and, in an effort to see more patients, may be rushed and not as thorough as needed. This can lead to mistakes and medical negligence. A recent lawsuit in another state ended with an award of $1 million to the family of a deceased man.

Failure to diagnose allegedly leads to young girl's death

For patients in Oregon and around the world, time is one of the most crucial aspects in fighting diseases. Treatment has a much greater chance at being successful when diseases and sickness are diagnosed sooner rather than later. Great advancements have been made in health care technology to help ensure that patients are diagnosed and treated in a timely manner. Despite these advancements, mistakes can still be made by doctors that can delay life-saving treatment. When a failure to diagnose leads to injuries or death, legal action can be pursued.

Man hospitalized due to alleged medical negligence

When a person suffers an injury that requires medical attention, trust is typically placed in the hands of doctors and other medical professionals. Most physicians and nurses in the state of Oregon and across the United States are highly skilled and well-trained individuals who are more than capable of adequately caring for patients. Unfortunately, the hectic nature of today's fast-paced world of health care can cause doctors and nurses to hurry and rush to see more patients. Sadly, this can be a significant factor that contributes to medical negligence.

Young woman awarded $17 million in medical malpractice suit

Tragically, thousands of Americans are injured or killed every year due to medical errors and mistakes. Recent statistics say that medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States. One minor mistake during a surgical procedure can equate to a lifetime of pain and suffering for the patient. Even though patient safety is leaps and bounds better than what it was just 10 to 15 years ago in Oregon and across the country, mistakes still happen. Recently, a teenager in another state was awarded $17 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit that was filed after she suffered brain damage due to alleged negligence.