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November 2017 Archives

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.