Following the death of a patient, a California doctor is facing multiple accusations by the state medical board. He has been accused of gross negligence, numerous negligent acts and unprofessional conduct among other charges. The accusations were made after his patient died from complications surrounding the placement of a pacemaker.
Birth injuries and pregnancy-related injuries are often some of the most serious and heart-breaking cases. Birth injuries can cause life-long health problems for Oregon children that require significant medical care. All too often, medical providers make preventable errors that result in permanent disabilities. The most egregious medical mistakes may even result in the wrongful death of a newborn.
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.
Readers of our Eugene medical malpractice blog may be interested to learn that America's largest insurance company has been ordered to pay $24 million in damages by a Nevada jury. The decision was issued in regards to the failure of UnitedHealth to properly oversee a doctor whose practices resulted in his patients being infected with hepatitis C.
When hearing the phrase "medical malpractice," many Oregonians may think of hospital and surgical errors. While these errors certainly occur on an all too regular basis, medical malpractice is not limited to claims of hospital negligence. A developing story out of the Midwest shows the serious consequences of malpractice at your local dentist's office.
In a move that will undoubtedly change the face of medical malpractice litigation in Oregon, the state House recently passed a bill offering mediation of medical malpractice claims. This was the bill's final step before reaching the desk of Oregon's governor. Senate Bill 483 easily passed the Senate and House. It is expected that Gov. John Kitzhaber will soon sign the bill into law.
The failure to diagnose a disease can be one of the most frustrating and difficult experiences encountered by Oregonians. Not only does a misdiagnosis often cause further physical pain and suffering, it can be emotionally exhausting to experience symptoms for which there seems to be no answer. This sentiment is one that can be shared throughout the state by those suffering from Central Pain Syndrome.
As readers of our Eugene medical malpractice blog are aware, an early cancer diagnosis is key for successful treatment and cancer remission. Failure to diagnose cancer can result in the spread of the disease, and a patient may suffer from a deteriorated condition. This can cause a patient to endure additional pain and suffering, and may be deadly.
Medical malpractice is an unfortunate reality for Eugene patients. Not matter how competent and experienced a doctor, mistakes do happen. While many of these mistakes go unnoticed, physician and hospital negligence can result in serious or fatal consequences for unsuspecting patients.
As previously discussed on our Oregon medical malpractice blog, misdiagnosed cancer poses a serious threat to patients. A failure to diagnose cancer can result in a delay of treatment. In many cases, this can be fatal. Readers of our blog may not be aware that bladder cancer is often deadly, as it has one of the highest reoccurrence rates among the various types of cancer.