What Is Going On At Oregon State Hospital?

Last year a mentally ill patient in a medium-security ward at Oregon State Hospital lay dead in his hospital bed for several hours before anyone noticed. As a result, the U.S. Department of Justice sent a warning letter to the state indicating Oregon better shape up or risk getting sued by the DOJ. In addition,… read more

Hospitals in July | Portland Medical Malpractice Lawyer

A physician friend of mine once told me to avoid teaching hospitals in July. Why? Because that’s when teaching hospitals get a whole new roster of newbie medical residents. Now, I’m all about education and training, but do I want to be the guinea pig for these fresh-from-the-classroom residents? According to an article in the… read more

Hey, J&J, Can’t We All Just Get Along?

We blogged a while back about the Food and Drug Administration investigating the safety of a number of over-the-counter pediatric medicines, namely Children’s Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, and Zyrtec. The drugs are manufactured by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a division of Johnson & Johnson. The company issued a voluntary recall of some 43 over-the-counter children’s medicines. Unfortunately,… read more

Trimet Bus Safety Review | Portland Bus Accident Attorney

Since the April accident in which a TriMet bus driver struck and killed two and injured three, the transit agency has undergone a safety review. Conducted by K&J Safety and Security Consulting Services, an initial report was recently issued. The report pinpoints some areas for improvement, though it does commend TriMet for having better than… read more

Hospital Infections No Longer a Secret

Oregonians who wish to investigate hospital infection rates can now do so, as the state is one of ten that now requires hospitals to publicly report them. Infections due to hospital exposure have risen across the nation, and Oregon officials are hoping that publicizing the rates will encourage hospitals to take measures to decrease the… read more