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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.

2 lawsuits against the same doctor allege medical negligence

Negligence can happen in all walks of life, but when negligence happens in health care, the consequences can be devastating and permanent. Patients in Oregon visit medical providers with the expectation that they are receiving the best available care. Sadly, this is not always the case. Although most doctors are skilled professionals, some doctors make crucial errors. Two lawsuits were recently filed against a doctor in another state over claims of medical negligence.

Woman awarded $26 million in medical malpractice case

There is always a certain level of risk involved when patients undergo surgical procedures. Even though patient safety has vastly improved in recent years, countless patients are injured each year due to negligence and mistakes by doctors and surgeons. Health care professionals in Oregon and across the country are more educated and receive more training than ever before, but this does not exclude them from making mistakes. In another state, a woman suffered substantial injuries after a surgical procedure on her neck, and she was recently awarded a substantial judgment after filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Young woman's death the result of alleged medical negligence

Negligence can happen in all walks of life. Most of the time when negligence is experienced, the results are nothing more than an inconvenience. However, when negligence occurs in the field of health care, the consequences can be life-altering and even life-ending. Physicians, surgeons and all health care workers in Oregon are entrusted with the lives of their patients, and this responsibility may sometimes be taken for granted. A woman in another state recently lost her life as a result of alleged medical negligence, and her mother has filed a lawsuit.

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.