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October 2014 Archives

Common causes of birth injuries


The birth of a baby should be an extraordinary time for a family. Welcoming a new member of a family should bring nothing but joy. But, for many families a birth injury turns a happy time into a family's worst nightmare. A birth injury can include any number of physical problems for an infant. They can include broken blood vessels, broken collarbones, facial nerve injuries or swelling of the face or head. More serious injuries -- including death -- can also occur.

What are the types of hospital-acquired infections?


When a patient in Oregon is injured or ill, they might be admitted to the hospital for treatment. These facilities provide the patient with around the clock care while they recover from an illness, receive treatment or recover from a surgery. While the hospital environment is often conducive towards the treatment and recovery of a patient, these facilities could also be the reason or cause for a hospital-acquired infection, which could lead to new ailments or worsened medical conditions.

What patients can do if they are improperly diagnosed


It is often described as being a scary situation when an individual is ill, suffering an aliment or is seriously injured. Patients in Oregon rely on the expert knowledge of a physician or a surgeon to diagnose and treat these medical problems. Our firm understands that much trust is put in medical staff and when they fail to detect or diagnose a patient, the patient could suffer greatly. Whether it is new or worsened medical conditions that result, patients should understand their rights regarding this incident.

Common ways to diagnose breast cancer


Throughout the month of October, marks breast cancer awareness month in the United States. Throughout the month, campaigns are undertaken to make women and men more aware of the dangers of breast cancer. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. More women are diagnosed with breast cancer than any other type of cancer. Furthermore, it is the second highest cause of death in women --each year 40,000 women will die of breast cancer.

Hospital settles suit with Oregon women over doctor misconduct


People place extraordinary amounts of trust and faith into hospitals. Most people are not able to handle complex medical care on their own; therefore, people turn to these institutions when they are sick and need experts to help. In many cases, Oregon hospitals are able to handle people's medical needs to ensure that they recover. However, there are situations where hospitals fail their patients and people suffer.

Pregnancy-related injuries require specialized help and care

Having a baby can be a wonderful gift. However, it does not come without risks to the baby and to the mother. Like any medical condition, a pregnancy needs to be carefully monitored to ensure that you are not placed in harm's way. Prenatal care and proper monitoring is particularly important for pregnant women, since two lives are in the hands of the doctor.

What are common causes of pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S.?


Pregnancy and child birth is supposed to be an exciting time in your life. Welcoming a baby should be an exhilarating, special and magical time. However, when doctor errors cause pregnancy or birth trauma, pregnancy can be a nightmare. Injuries to mothers are common occurrences when doctors fail to take all necessary precautions to protect laboring women. In some cases, delivery room negligence can even lead to fatal injuries.

Doctor negligent in treatment of woman


Life is precious and can easily be lost. Injuries, disease and other medical ailments can quickly make a person's life very difficult. Oregon's doctors are often trusted to fix these issues and get people back in good health. In some cases it might not be possible to fix every problem, but doctors are expected not to make things worse.

Commonly misdiagnosed medical conditions


Oregon residents can have a variety of ailments that plague them. Some may be simple requiring no medical attention, while others can be complex medical conditions that require extensive treatment. In some cases, it can be difficult of everyday people to tell the difference. Therefore, people rely on doctors to give them a diagnosis. These professionals have the training and access to medical tests that are necessary in order to tell the difference between a benign problem and a serious medical disorder.

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