The last thing on the minds of expectant parents in Oregon is a potential birth injury to the mother or her newborn during the birth process. Injuries such as broken bones may heal over time and have no lasting impact on a child's life. Other birth injuries may be serious and result in a child's permanent disability. Often these injuries are the result of a delayed cesarean section.
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A burst appendix can have serious consequences for Oregonians, even though the organ itself doesn't serve a purpose. A failure to diagnose appendicitis can lead to a patient's worsened condition, and can actually be fatal.
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Expectant mothers in Oregon usually expect the best medical care for prenatal health and childbirth. This is important because even the smallest of errors can result in injury to the mother and her child. Pregnancy-related injuries are not as uncommon as one may think. These injuries arise when a doctor or medical staff fails to properly assess and respond to complications during a woman's pregnancy and delivery. In many cases, such negligence may give rise to a medical malpractice claim.
The birth of a baby is a joyous time for Oregon parents and family members. Although most babies are born healthy, some are born with serious illnesses and diseases. Delayed treatment of babies due to failure to diagnose a disease may lead to a worsened condition and spread of disease. Sometimes this can have long-lasting and or even fatal consequences. Although monetary compensation is hardly enough of a remedy for parents and babies that suffer at the hands of a negligent physician, they may be entitled to file a claim for damages nonetheless.
Oregon patients expect the best treatment from medical providers at all levels. From doctors to nurses to pharmacists - we expect all hospital staff members to competently fulfill their jobs and give us the best possible care. Unfortunately, accidents and negligence at the hands of a medical team may result in injury or death to the patient. Hospital negligence may give rise to a claim for medical malpractice, giving the injured patient an opportunity to recover damages and medical expenses.
Patients rely on the expertise of Oregon doctors and medical professionals to properly diagnose diseases and illnesses. Prompt treatment for patients is crucial, as they are putting their lives in the hands of healthcare providers. In some cases, healthcare providers overlook symptoms and fail to order tests resulting in misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose a life-threatening condition. This may lead to patient injury or even death.