Potential Long-Term Effects of Sepsis

Sepsis is the body’s response to a serious infection. Sepsis is life-threatening, and individuals must seek prompt medical care. If an individual does survive sepsis, they could still suffer from serious long-term health effects. Here, we want to review the potential long-term effects of sepsis on the human body.  What is Sepsis? Information presented by… read more

Can Kidney Cancer be Misdiagnosed as Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones are hard deposits of minerals and salts that form inside the bladder and can lead to incredible pain and discomfort as they pass through the urinary tract. Kidney stones are common. However, there are times when medical professionals could misdiagnose kidney cancer as kidney stones, and this could lead to significant long-term consequences…. read more

List of Licensed Hospitals in Oregon

There are 66 different licensed hospitals serving people throughout Oregon.  The Oregon Health Authority Health Facility Licensing & Certification Program (HFLC) is responsible for licensing and regulating hospitals and other non-long-term healthcare facilities.  The requirements are outlined in ORS 441.015 – 441.086; 441.151 – 441.192; 441.196; 441.198. The HFLC defines and categorizes hospitals in several different groups: Acute Care… read more

Medical Negligence vs. Malpractice

Studies from Johns Hopkins researchers show that medical errors lead to as many as 250,000 fatalities each year across this country. Many others sustained injuries or illnesses as a result of medical mistakes. Any time a person sustains an injury or illness caused by the negligence of a medical professional, they should be able to… read more

What To Do If You Were Prescribed The Wrong Medication

Most people trust their doctors, nurses, and pharmacists to prescribe and give them the right medications. However, there are times when a person receives the wrong prescription, and this can lead to serious consequences. It is important to understand what to do if you were prescribed the wrong medication and become seriously injured or ill…. read more

The Long-Term Costs of an Accident-Related Amputation

Individuals who sustain amputations caused by the careless or negligent actions of others should be able to recover compensation for their losses. However, amputation claims can be complicated. This is particularly true when it comes to taking the long-term costs of an amputation into account and securing full compensation for these losses. Here, we want… read more

What Complications Arise From Vaginal Mesh?

Vaginal meshes do serve legitimate medical purposes, but they can also malfunction and lead to significant pain and suffering for women. Complications from surgical meshes used to treat transvaginal pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are not uncommon. Here, we want to discuss the purposes of a vaginal mesh as well as the risks and complications associated… read more

When Should You Seek a Second Medical Opinion?

If you have watched any of the numerous medical dramas on TV, and you have undoubtedly seen instances where individuals receive news from a doctor and then decide to seek a second opinion. However, patients seeking second opinions does not happen as much as you may think. Here, we want to discuss when it would… read more

What is Informed Consent?

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

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