Oregon residents want to be able to trust their doctors and nurses with anything. They disclose very personal information and open themselves up in very vulnerable ways in order to receive the best medical care possible. Doctors are held to a high standard in order to ensure that patients' trust is not broken.
Most Oregonians are not medical experts. They rely on doctors, nurses and hospital staff to diagnose and treat their medical conditions. Most people expect that these medical professionals have the right answers. People place their trust in doctors while dealing with medical emergencies.
This blog often discusses the dangers associated with doctors' failure to diagnose serious medical conditions and how delayed treatment can seriously worsen a patient's medical condition. Yet, failing to diagnose health can also be damaging, as one doctor has recently discovered.
The birth of a child is supposed to be a time of happiness. Yet, all too often the birthing process goes wrong and children wind up seriously injured. Though sometimes these harms are so severe they are immediately obvious, others may require an attentive eye to catch. However, all birth injuries, whether seemingly serious or minor, can have a significant impact on a child's life. Therefore, parents should be aware of the signs and symptoms of some of the more common types of birth injuries.
Medical malpractice claims in Oregon are subject to the state's statute of limitations laws. According to § 12.110 of Oregon's revised statutes, a hospital negligence claim brought to recover damages for harm caused by a medical professional must be brought within two years of when the harm was first discovered. However, a victim cannot turn a blind eye to his or her injuries in an effort to stretch the statute of limitations. Therefore, § 12.110 also states that a claim is barred after two years from the date when a victim should have discovered his or her injury if he or she had exercised reasonable care.
Our society puts a lot of trust in doctors. Oregonians routinely go to them in order to have their symptoms diagnosed and properly treated. Though many patients are adequately treated and recover from their condition, or stop its progression, others sadly must suffer further harm due to doctor and hospital negligence. In these instances, victims should consider seeking compensation for their losses through a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Oregonians who have been injured while in the care of a medical professional may want to file a lawsuit against those who harmed him or her. Yet, they may be unclear as to what must be shown in order to succeed on such a claim. Though there are many issues with which to contend, one of the most important is establishing, defining, and showing a breach of a doctor's duty of care.
Readers of this blog are well aware that surgical errors can cause extensive harm to a patient. Unfortunately, another one of these mishaps has occurred, leaving a woman with extensive pain as well as emotional and financial damage. When an individual suffers harm at the hands of a negligent medical, he or she should consider taking the steps necessary to file a hospital negligence lawsuit in an attempt to recover damages and punish errant behavior in a place that is supposed to be safe.
Another individual has filed a lawsuit against her doctors after they failed to timely diagnose her cancer. According to the lawsuit, the woman went to the hospital after experiencing pain in her knee, which she attributed to running. Medical professionals ordered an X-ray of the knee and found an abnormality that could be attributed to cancer. To be sure, professionals then ordered an MRI on the knee. However, the test was conducted on the wrong knee. Her doctor then relied on the MRI of the wrong, healthy knee, and was therefore unable to properly diagnose her.