Oregon residents expect that their doctors, nurses and other medical professionals will treat them with the utmost care. Medical professionals are supposed to be highly trained to recognize and treat complicated medical procedures using the newest technology and research. It can be devastating when doctors fail to meet or exceed this expectation. A doctor error can often result in serious injuries and death.
Most parents want the best for their children. They want their children to have more than they did growing up -- more fun, a better education, better healthcare and more. Many Oregon parents spend the duration of the woman's pregnancy preparing for birth and their new baby. They take classes, they read books, they research baby products and more, trying to be prepared to make all the best decisions once the baby is born.
Welcoming a new baby is supposed to be a time of great happiness for Oregon families. However, most people rely on the expertise of doctors, nurses and hospital staff to ensure that their babies are born healthy and happy. When these medical professionals do not follow the correct procedures, fail to diagnose issues or use poor judgment, mistakes can happen that threaten the health and lives of both the mother and the baby.
A misdiagnosis by a doctor can lead to the unthinkable. Doctors are tasked with figuring out why a person is suffering from certain symptoms and provide the right care to fix the issue. When this job is done incorrectly, people can be put through painful and unnecessary procedures or can suffer worsened medical conditions as a result of their delayed treatment.
Oregon residents trust hospitals to be safe and clean environments for them to seek medical care. However, many people learn the hard way that this isn't always true. When you have been injured in a hospital, it can come as a shock. People may not know where to turn, or if they can take legal action. While many people are aware that you can bring a medical malpractice suit against a doctor, fewer are likely to understand when you can bring a suit against a hospital.
Welcoming a baby should be a happy time for a family, and a time full of changes. People expect there to be many sleepless nights, newborn cuddles and family bonding. However, many people do not expect to undergo a Cesarean section, pregnancy trauma or other complications. Unfortunately, according to the American Pregnancy Association, nearly one out of every four women in the United States will have a C-section at some point in their lives.
Oregon residents expect that their doctors, hospitals and other medical staff with take their health seriously. In many cases, time is of the essence and working quickly can help save a patient's life. But, when doctors and hospitals fail to provide care quickly, people can suffer from serious consequences including a worsened medical condition and death. Delayed assistance can be extremely serious when seconds, minutes and days count.
Oregon residents trust that their doctors are trying to help them. Most people go to doctors to prevent problems, to treat injuries and to diagnose illnesses. To do any of these things, doctors need specialized information and training that most Oregon residents just don't have. When doctors make mistakes, however, people can be left with a huge sense of loss. People can suffer emotional and physical harm as a result of medical malpractice and, therefore, may be entitled to damages.