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 Falls Under The Umbrella Of Surgical Errors?

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?

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

Misread X-Ray: What You Can Do

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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