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April 2018 Archives

Alleged nursing negligence leads to charges

Its no secret that nurses are the true heroes of the medical world. Nurses are often single-handily responsible for the day-to-day care of patients. As patient occupancy increases in medical facilities in Oregon and across the country, the demand for nurses is on the rise. These days, the roles of nurses are even expanding beyond bedside care. Increasing demand combined with ever expanding roles and duties may be a reason for the spike in nursing negligence cases.

Man seeks $7 million after cancer misdiagnosis

The survival of cancer patients in Oregon and across the country is almost always dependant on a correct and timely diagnosis. The diagnosis is usually the initial part of treating cancer, so any error during this stage can snowball into big problems in the later stages of treatment. A man in another state has filed a lawsuit against a surgeon after an alleged cancer misdiagnosis left the man permanently injured.

Medical negligence: Brothers get $500,000 after father's death

Despite increasingly stringent rules and regulations, negligence in health care continues to be one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States. Patients in Oregon have access to some of the best care available in the world. However, when humans are involved, there will always be errors. Two brothers in another state recently received a $500,000 settlement from a lawsuit they filed after alleged medical negligence contributed to the death of their father.

Mother awarded $7 million after daughter suffers birth injury

Parents in Oregon understandably want the best care available for their children. From birth to adulthood, the lives of children can be greatly impacted by the level of health care they receive as they continue to grow and develop. Arguably, the most delicate time in any life is the moment of birth. Any mistake made during this crucial time may result in a birth injury that can have life-long effects on the child.