Since doctors have years of experience and training, most patients fully trust theirs. This means most recommendations made by the medical professional are agreed to. Operations are performed, courses of treatment prescribed to, and medications taken all because a doctor suggests it will help the patient get better. While in many cases the doctor's treatment is beneficial, in others it can be a mistake, leading to serious harm.
When a mother awaits the birth of her child, she may be overcome with joy. Yet, the birthing process is a fragile one, and one which medical professionals should approach carefully. A failure to do so may result in a serious birth injury, leaving a newborn child severely debilitated for the rest of his or her life. A lawsuit surrounding one of these mishaps was recently adjudged, with the injured child's family recovering millions.
Having an unknown medical condition can be terrifying. The discomfort and pain associated with the illness can become overbearing, leaving an individual stressed that something is seriously wrong. These individuals often go to the hospital in hopes of discovering what ails them, and also to have the problem treated properly. While adequate treatment may remedy a medical condition, a medical mistake in treatment can be deadly. When this happens, Oregon families should know what they can do, legally speaking, to attempt to recover their damages.
While an expecting mother may be excited to give birth to her child, it is a time that can also be riddled with difficult healthcare decisions. However, a woman's ability to make adequate decisions for herself and her unborn child is dependent upon being fully informed of her options. When a doctor fails to fully inform his patient, a serious injury may occur.
Every year, many of Oregon's residents go to the hospital for relatively routine operations. Since these surgeries are common and performed often, it reasons to believe they would be conducted safely and effectively, thereby leading to a healed or vastly improved medical condition. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In fact, hospital negligence can turn these routine procedures into life-altering or even life-ending events. One of these mishaps happened recently, and Oregon residents should take note.
The birth of a child is meant to be an exciting time filled with happiness. Oregon mothers often look forward to taking their child home where they can start their new lives together. However, a birth injury can cut that happiness short and leave a child with a serious injury, including permanent disability which may require long-term care. While many of these injuries occur during the delivery process, a new study has found a failure to run tests after the child's birth can be deadly.
When Oregonians go to the doctor they expect to be treated in a way that enables them to get better. However, treating a medical condition effectively is wholly dependent upon accurately diagnosing the illness. A failure to diagnose a condition or delayed treatment can lead to a worsened condition and even death. One man had one of these fateful encounters and Oregonians should take note of what they can do should this happen to them.
Medical mistakes in emergency rooms are a common topic on our Eugene medical malpractice blog. Many Oregon residents may not be aware that these mistakes are a frequent problem in hospitals across the country. Wrongful death claims and medical malpractice suits are often filed following these mistakes to provide compensation for victims and their family members.
Eugene residents seek emergency medical care on a daily basis. Due to the nature of the injury or medical condition, emergency medical treatment often requires extra patient care and attention. Most patients never contemplate being subjected to injuries or deaths due to the mistakes of their emergency medical providers. However, medical mistakes in an emergency room can often prove to be deadly for unsuspecting patients.