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February 2019 Archives

Parents sue after after delivery errors cause brain injuries

It's the most magical time of a woman's life -- the moment when she finally gets to see and hold the child that she has been growing, loving and anticipating for 40 long weeks. For some in Oregon and other states, that moment is tainted with the realization that the baby she has longed for is not the healthy, happy infant she expected. Even more crushing is the discovery that the medical complications the child is crippled with were not developmental flaws but were instead caused by delivery errors. One mother is dealing with these horrible realizations after her healthy son was born with severe brain injuries, allegedly due to delivery errors.

What steps should a medical malpractice victim take?

Most would be shocked to hear that the third leading cause of death in the United States is medical negligence. It is estimated that over 200,000 deaths can be attributed to medical errors. These startling statistics bring to light the fact that doctor mistakes are not as uncommon as most would like to think. There are new victims daily here in Oregon and across the country. Here are some things someone who thinks he or she may be a victim of medical malpractice should do.

Woman loses leg, gets $1 million in medical malpractice claim

Losing a limb is a life-changing event. Whether that limb is an arm or a leg, the way one has to function to perform everyday tasks is changed. Thankfully, with the help of the advanced prosthetics available in Oregon today, many of its residents are living full, active lives after suffering the loss of a limb. A woman in another state is now adapting to life with a prosthetic leg after her medical malpractice case resulted in a $1 million settlement.

Doctor faces medical malpractice claims re many patient deaths

When a medical student in Oregon finally becomes a doctor, he or she takes an oath to uphold certain expectations regarding patient care. The doctor is to try to heal the sick, reduce suffering and do no harm. It is unthinkable that a doctor would purposely harm his patients, but a doctor in another state is facing medical malpractice claims for doing just that. In a shocking story that is continuing to unfold, that doctor is suspected of purposely ending the lives of at least 28 patients in his care.