What Falls Under The Umbrella Of Surgical Errors?
Posted on June 10, 2021 in Medical Malpractice
The last thing any person expects when they seek medical care is that they will suffer an injury or illness caused by the negligence of a medical professional. Unfortunately, medical mistakes are not uncommon. In fact, researchers from Johns Hopkins have said that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the country…. read more
What is Informed Consent?
Posted on April 26, 2021 in Medical Malpractice
In nearly all situations in which medical care will be given, a doctor or other type of medical professional must obtain informed consent from the patient. Of course, there are exceptions to this, particularly if there is an emergency situation, if a patient is unconscious, or if the patient is of unsound mind and unable… read more
Ultrasound Malpractice: How to Move Forward
Posted on April 14, 2021 in Medical Malpractice
Using ultrasound imaging is common practice when it comes to caring for women with obstetrical and gynecologic conditions. The vast majority of OB-GYN practitioners in the US have access to ultrasound diagnostic tools in order to efficiently make key determinations about the health of a woman and/or an unborn child. Unfortunately, there are various factors… read more
Misread X-Ray: What You Can Do
Posted on April 7, 2021 in Medical Malpractice
We rely on quality medical care when it comes to emergency situations, particularly when we have any internal types of injuries. This includes broken and dislocated bones, which can often only be diagnosed with the use of an x-ray. However, what happens when injuries go undiagnosed despite the fact that an x-ray was taken? Misreading… read more
What is the Statute of Limitations for Oregon Medical Malpractice Lawsuits?
Posted on January 29, 2021 in Medical Malpractice
Medical mistakes can be devastating. Victims who are harmed due to a medical professional’s careless or negligent actions often sustain extensive injuries or illnesses that can lead to immense pain and suffering, long recovery times, and even permanent disabilities. In these cases, victims should be able to recover compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit against… read more
What Is Patient Abandonment?
Posted on January 22, 2021 in Medical Malpractice
When a person is undergoing treatment for an illness or an injury, they place their trust in medical providers. A doctor, nurse, or another type of medical professional will be the one to answer your questions, address your concerns, and handle your treatment. However, there are times when a health care provider may abandon a… read more
Hospital Consent Forms: Do you Sign Away Your Rights to Sue?
Posted on December 9, 2020 in Medical Malpractice
Most of us have been to the hospital for one reason or another. Maybe you went to the hospital because you needed emergency medical care. Perhaps you went to the hospital to have a routine surgery performed or to give birth. Regardless of why a person goes to the hospital, chances are they will be… read more
Can I File Dental Malpractice In Oregon?
Posted on June 1, 2020 in Medical Malpractice
Most people dread going to the dentist. While most dental visits are uneventful, there are times when dental mistakes are made in Oregon. Did you know that you can file a dental malpractice lawsuit in Oregon if you are harmed due to the negligent or careless actions of a dental professional? Anytime you seek assistance… read more
What are the 4 D’s?
Posted on October 10, 2019 in Medical Malpractice
If you or a loved one have been injured due to a medical mistake, you need to understand what the four D’s are. The four D’s refer to the four requirements that must be present in a medical malpractice case in order for a victim to receive compensation. The four D’s include duty, deviation from… read more
Failure to Diagnose Stroke Case by ER Physician at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Posted on June 2, 2016 in Firm News,Medical Malpractice,Our Blog
Our 38-year-old client collapsed at home after carrying laundry down the stairs to the laundry room. Her children called for help. EMTs responded and called the case in as an “altered mental status and stroke.” After she arrived at the emergency room, she was seen by a resident and ER doctor. She underwent a CT… read more