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Medication errors not immediately reported to Oregon patients

Oregon readers may be surprised to learn that errors in medical treatment are rarely admitted to patients and their family members. The findings in a recent study are troubling at best, as hospital negligence and medical errors can cause serious patient injury or death.

Delayed cancer diagnosis in family with rare gene mutation

As discussed in previous blog posts, time is of the essence to properly diagnose a multitude of medical conditions, including cancer. A failure to diagnose cancer can have serious and deadly consequences. As a result, Oregonians can suffer from delayed treatment or terminal health conditions.

Malpractice claims filed for reckless prescription of pain meds

Medical mistakes can have serious consequences for Oregon patients. A doctor mistake such as an overdose, prescription error or misdiagnosis of a fatal condition can lead to the wrongful death of a patient. In one such case, a physician is now facing a formal complaint before the state medical licensing board after an emergency suspension of his medical license. Several patients of the doctor have died from drug toxicity.

Daughters file wrongful death claim against doctor and hospital

Oregonians may be surprised to know that despite advancements in medical technology, medical mistakes happen. In the most serious of cases, a medical mistake can be fatal for the patient and lead to a wrongful death claim. A death is wrongful when it is occurs due to the misconduct or negligence of another individual.

Study finds medical malpractice relatively common in surgery

When faced with surgery, Oregon patients fully expect their procedures to go smoothly with no complications. That is not always the case, however, as mistakes caused by hospital staff negligence can happen at even the best Eugene medical facilities. These mistakes can cause serious, life-altering injuries in which long-term treatment is required. In the most serious of cases, patient death may occur.

Woman suffers due to misdiagnosis of Lyme disease

The proper diagnosis of a disease or illness is of the utmost importance to Oregon patients. This ensures treatment can begin as early as possible, and prevents unnecessary patient injuries or death. The majority of Eugene residents have undoubtedly heard of Lyme disease. What may not be known, however, are the serious and painful consequences of the disease should it go misdiagnosed.

Neurosurgeon's medical mistake gives rise to malpractice claims

Oregon patients trust that they are receiving the b est medical care from their doctors and the other members of their medical team. While most of the time patients can rest assured they are being treated by competent medical hands, medical mistakes can happen. Mistakes such as accidental overdoses and anesthesia errors can result in injuries to the patient and even lead to a wrongful death claim.

Woman diagnosed with rare disease after years of misdiagnosis

The symptoms of different diseases can be very similar or identical. For this reason, Oregonians must rely on the expertise and training of doctors and medical professionals to properly diagnose a condition. The misdiagnosis of a disease can cause irreparable damage. Not only does a failure to diagnose an illness cause a delay in treatment, but patients may also suffer from a worsened condition or even death.

Hospital may have overlooked cancerous PAP screen results

Oregon readers may be familiar with the book, "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus." The book's premise is that certain aspects of human behavior -- whether attributable to nature or nurture -- divide along gender lines.

New study examines early diagnosis of autistic children

The failure to timely diagnose a multitude of diseases and illnesses can have long-lasting, adverse affects. A failure to diagnose may result in a patient's worsened condition due to delayed treatment. In many cases, early diagnosis is key to an Oregon patient's recovery and long-term prognosis.

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