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 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