A burst appendix can have serious consequences for Oregonians, even though the organ itself doesn't serve a purpose. A failure to diagnose appendicitis can lead to a patient's worsened condition, and can actually be fatal.
The birth of a baby is a joyous time for Oregon parents and family members. Although most babies are born healthy, some are born with serious illnesses and diseases. Delayed treatment of babies due to failure to diagnose a disease may lead to a worsened condition and spread of disease. Sometimes this can have long-lasting and or even fatal consequences. Although monetary compensation is hardly enough of a remedy for parents and babies that suffer at the hands of a negligent physician, they may be entitled to file a claim for damages nonetheless.
Patients rely on the expertise of Oregon doctors and medical professionals to properly diagnose diseases and illnesses. Prompt treatment for patients is crucial, as they are putting their lives in the hands of healthcare providers. In some cases, healthcare providers overlook symptoms and fail to order tests resulting in misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose a life-threatening condition. This may lead to patient injury or even death.
In the war against colon cancer -- the third most commonly diagnosed cancer -- early screening and testing might be the strongest weapons. If detected early, doctors might be able to remove polyps, or growths on the colon wall, before they become malignant.
The Oregon Urology Institute recently offered free prostate exams -- no appointment or insurance required -- at the Valley River Center in Eugene, Oregon. They had good reason to promote this exam: 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. In fact, one doctor at the Institute estimates prostate cancer to be the 2nd most common form of cancer, after skin cancer.