Leading Causes of Medical Diagnostic Errors

A simple mistake by a tired doctor reading a scan could mean that you find yourself suffering from a disease that continues to spread and may claim your life. Unfortunately, at Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, we see a lot of these types of Portland medical malpractice claims, and you can expect our legal team… read more

Recognizing Warning Signs of Sexual Abuse During Medical Care

When getting medical care, patients put a lot of trust in their providers, often assuming that no doctor or nurse will do anything to harm them. Yet, that is not always what occurs, and sometimes the worst can happen. If your healthcare provider caused harm to you or your family member, you have the right… read more

What Drugs Can Cause Kidney Damage?

The kidneys are a powerful waste removal system in the body, but certain medications can inhibit their ability to function in their vital roles. The bones and our blood benefit from their function through the kidneys’ production of hormones and Vitamin D. Becoming aware of the common drugs that can cause kidney damage or may… read more

Can Incorrect Dosage Cause Organ Damage?

Medications used to treat illness can become the culprit of organ damage when practitioners prescribe incorrect dosages. Some of the most distressing cases a Portland medication prescription error attorney witnesses are those injuries that are preventable through proper care. Organ damage due to incorrect dosage is a critical error that can lead to death, and… read more

Risk Factors for Bladder Cancer

Avoiding risk factors that increase the chances of developing bladder cancer can help individuals lead healthier, fuller lives. It is vital to note that while some exposures can be prevented, other risk factors cannot be changed. Recognizing bladder cancer risk can help individuals understand the potential to develop the disease, seek help more expediently, and… read more

What Medications Can Cause Incontinence?

Incontinence can produce embarrassing moments, making it difficult to spend extended time away from home without preparation for bladder leaks. Multiple factors can contribute to urinary incontinence, but some of the factors may be controllable with a simple adjustment of medications or the time of day a medication is taken. Commonly prescribed drugs to treat… read more

Can Sepsis Be Mistaken for Other Life-Threatening Conditions?

A misdiagnosis of sepsis can cause critically dangerous complications for a patient who is facing another life-threatening condition. The symptoms can sometimes be eerily similar to other diseases and conditions, meaning that the healthcare professionals in charge of the patient’s treatment should take special measures to ensure they are diagnosing correctly. If you or someone… read more

Who is at Highest Risk of Sepsis?

Sepsis is a dangerous immune response that often leads to hospitalizations and is one of the leading causes of death in hospitals. The immune response is triggered when the body suffers an infection or injury. This condition leads to an alarming number of readmissions to the hospital. Sepsis can be unpredictable and can escalate quickly…. read more

What Should You Do if You Think You’ve Been Misdiagnosed?

When a medical condition is not diagnosed properly, it can lead to missed treatment opportunities and delays in relief from medical issues. By delaying treatment or not treating the correct condition altogether, a misdiagnosis can lead to a worsening of symptoms, and the root cause of the problem, left untreated, can become critical. If you… read more

What Errors May Occur During a Medical Diagnosis?

When you or a loved one is suffering from a medical ailment, the hope is that you will see a medical professional and quickly receive a diagnosis and treatment. There are times when this happens. However, there are times when the journey to a correct diagnosis and appropriate medical care is a bit more complicated…. read more