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Incorrect gene finding leads to a case of medical malpractice

While being diagnosed with cancer is not necessarily the death sentence that it was in years past, it can still be terrifying. Recent advances have allowed doctors to check a person's DNA for cancer-carrying genes. This is used predominantly on women to ascertain the likelihood that a woman may contract breast, uterine or ovarian cancer. An error in identifying such genes led to a medical malpractice suit in Oregon.

A routine test ends in a medical negligence suit

People in Oregon know that periodic checkups with their physician are a good idea for helping to maintain good overall health. On occasion a checkup may result in a doctor requesting certain tests. The tests are required to check for the presence of disease or to rule out suspicions of disease. Typically, patients trust the doctors tasked with carrying out the tests to carry them out carefully and correctly. Failure to carry out a test carefully and accurately could result in a medical negligence case.

Failure to follow prescribing orders causes medical negligence

Construction workers in Oregon occasionally suffer serious injuries. Sometimes the injuries cause permanent damage that require continuous care and medication. A case of this nature has resulted in a case of medical negligence concerning a prescription pain medication.

If only crystal balls could prevent medical malpractice

As people age, concern for physical and mental well-being may increase. One of the most debilitating medical issues that can befall an older person in Oregon is a stroke. While not all strokes are debilitating, a minor stroke can be a warning sign that a more serious stroke may occur. Such may have been the case in a current medical malpractice case.

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.

Lawsuits allege medical negligence led to infections

Health regulations in Oregon and across the United States have made medical procedures safer than ever before. Regulations require medical staff to do things like properly clean and sterilize medical equipment to prevent infection and the spread of disease. However, these regulations only work if doctors, nurses and other medical personnel follow and obey these rules. Unfortunately, medical negligence can put patients at great risk and negate any goal that was to be achieved with safety regulations.

Hundreds of suits filed against doctor for medical negligence

Each day in Oregon and across the United States, thousands of patients undergo surgical procedures. These patients place their lives in the hands of surgeons, physicians and nurses. It is understood that these well-trained medical professionals will treat the patient with care and perform their duties to the best of their abilities. However, medical negligence continues to happen. A cardiologist in another state allegedly performed multiple unnecessary surgeries and is now facing hundreds of lawsuits.

Medical negligence can cause injury even in minor procedures

When it comes to surgery, even the most minor procedures should be handled with extreme care. Surgeons, doctors and all medical professionals must always remain focused as they literally hold the patients' lives in their hands. Medical professionals in Oregon and across the country have a duty to treat each patient with care, and any deviation from this level of care can result in injuries to the patient. Very routine and common tasks such as placing an IV line can significantly injure patients, especially when medical negligence is thrown into the equation. A woman in another state allegedly experienced this same scenario and she subsequently filed a lawsuit.

Medical malpractice suit filed after death of father

It is common for most people to associate recent advancements in health care with safer procedures and lower mortality rates. While this largely remains true, mistakes are still made in Oregon and around the country. Doctors and surgeons are human, and errors and imperfections are part of the human element in all walks of life. However, when mistakes are made in the medical field, the lives of patients are directly affected and put at risk. A medical malpractice lawsuit was filed against a cardiologist in another state over claims that his negligence resulted in the death of a patient.

Investigation reveals boy's death was due to medical negligence

Many Oregon residents may not know that negligence in the field of healthcare is one of the leading causes of injury and death in the United States. Doctors, nurses, and other medical providers are entrusted with the care of thousands of patients each day. When mistakes are made, the effects are magnified, and consequences can be deadly for the patient. Parents in another state are pursuing legal action after they claim the death of their 9-year-old son was caused by medical negligence.