Just like in other parts of the country, emergency rooms in Oregon hospitals can quickly get crowded with patients who need immediate care. While emergency room doctors often have to make the best decisions they can in a short period of time, they still can be held accountable for a failure to diagnose when a condition goes untreated.
The failure to diagnose a life-threatening disease can cause serious injuries to a patient and may have fatal consequences. This is true for Oregon patients of all ages, including young children. The family of one toddler knows this all too well, after their toddler suddenly died after coming down with a simple fever.
During pregnancy, expectant mothers in Oregon face numerous conditions and challenges that can have a life-long impact on their health and the health of their unborn babies. Good prenatal care is essential, since conditions such as preeclampsia, or high blood pressure during pregnancy, must be closely monitored for the safety of both the mother and her child.