An unfortunate reality, medical mistakes by hospital staff happen at even the best Oregon hospitals and medical facilities. For this reason, Oregonians will be interested to learn that many mistakes related to hospital negligence and medical malpractice are now searchable on an online database. The database includes Oregon medical facilities and other hospitals across the nation.
The healthcare industry in Oregon and the rest of the country is generally acknowledged to be in a major state of disarray. That's part of the inspiration behind such reform measures as the federal Affordable Care Act. Among the issues that gets a lot of rhetorical and media attention is that of civil litigation over claims of medical malpractice for such matters as doctor and hospital negligence resulting in injury, misdiagnoses and even wrongful death.
When Oregon patients check in to a hospital, their thoughts may be preoccupied with the main surgical or medical procedure they will be receiving. However, the opportunity for medical error is not confined to that event.