Readers of our Eugene medical malpractice blog know that pregnancy-related injuries can be some of the most serious, life-threatening injuries suffered by a mother. Injury to the mother not only impacts her health and well-being, but it also impacts the health of her unborn child.
Medical malpractice can have heartbreaking consequences for innocent patients. Hospital negligence and other types of malpractice can be life-altering and cause serious injuries. This is known all too well for one teen and his mother who have filed a lawsuit against the Oregon Health & Science University.
The failure to diagnose cancer is one of the most serious and heartbreaking medical mistakes a Eugene resident can experience in his or her lifetime. Not only does a misdiagnosis result in a delay of treatment, the mistake often proves to be deadly for innocent patients. Oregon residents may not be aware that one of the most commonly misdiagnosed forms of the disease is ovarian cancer.
In a move that will undoubtedly change the face of medical malpractice litigation in Oregon, the state House recently passed a bill offering mediation of medical malpractice claims. This was the bill's final step before reaching the desk of Oregon's governor. Senate Bill 483 easily passed the Senate and House. It is expected that Gov. John Kitzhaber will soon sign the bill into law.
Many elderly and disabled Eugene residents are in a position in which they must rely on the competence of their caregivers for their daily medical needs. Unfortunately, this reliance often means that these patients are more susceptible to nursing home errors and hospital negligence. It is important that these medical mistakes be taken seriously due to the dire consequences that can result.
The failure to diagnose a disease can be one of the most frustrating and difficult experiences encountered by Oregonians. Not only does a misdiagnosis often cause further physical pain and suffering, it can be emotionally exhausting to experience symptoms for which there seems to be no answer. This sentiment is one that can be shared throughout the state by those suffering from Central Pain Syndrome.
Readers of our Oregon medical malpractice blog know that all medical malpractice claims are unique. Although claims are generally thought to be the product of doctor or hospital staff negligence, that is not always the case.
The story of a fire at Doernbecher Children's Hospital that severely burned an 11-year-old girl has been making headlines nationwide. A new report released by the Oregon State Fire Marshall attributes the cause of the fire to a flammable mixture of hand sanitizer, olive oil and static elasticity. It's not known if or to what extent hospital negligence may have played a role in the fire, but it was found that the medical facility did not follow its own procedures following the incident.