3 Companies Issued Warnings by FDA | Portland Trial Attorneys

It was recently discovered that duodenoscope may cause disease and infections that can prove fatal. The device is used during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ECRP) procedures. It was reported that two patients died because of infections supposedly caused by contaminated duodenoscopes. As such, manufacturers needed to update processing procedures for the device. During facilities searches in… read more

Teladoc and Patient Safety | Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Oregon

Teladoc has been in hot water with the Texas Medical Board recently. The Board is imposing additional regulations to protect patients from the risk of inaccurate diagnoses. “How can a physician make an accurate diagnosis when they have no objective diagnostic data?” – That’s a great question, Texas Medical Board. We’re glad you asked. Teladoc… read more

Nursing Home Bedbugs | Portland Personal Injury Lawyer

Recent data reveals that poor sanitation in U.S. nursing homes may be worse than we first thought. Last year, three out of five pest control technicians reported finding bed bugs in nursing homes, a 46% increase from the year prior. More than half of all nursing homes may be infested with bed bugs, report pest… read more

OtisKnee Knee Replacement | Product Liability Attorney

Did you or someone you love undergo a knee replacement surgery that utilized OtisMed Corporation’s OtisKnee guides? Portland injury lawyers at Paulson Coletti answer some common questions about these devices. Who manufactured OtisKnee devices? OtisKnee knee replacement guides were manufactured by OtisMed Corporation or “OtisMed.” Are OtisKnee devices still being used in knee replacement surgeries?… read more

Duodenoscope Contamination | Product Liability Attorney

Scopes used to treat various digestive system disorders can transmit harmful bacteria like CRE, but many doctors are in the dark as to how to mitigate the problem. In 2012, reports from hospitals in Seattle and other major cities like Pittsburgh and Chicago revealed that patients were getting sick and some were dying after contracting… read more

[Don’t] Say Cheese!

It’s summer, which means more foodborne illnesses! Unfortunately, cheese lovers recently took a hit, as the Crave Brothers line of cheeses were part of a voluntary recall issued by Whole Foods Markets. The cheeses, including les freres, have been associated with a listeria outbreak that has resulted in one death and sickened a small handful… read more

Jawing on

Most people don’t appreciate what facial pain is like. One person who can is Priscilla Schmidt. She has filed a $3.7 million medical malpractice lawsuit against Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and three oral surgeons who worked on her and permanently damaged her mental nerve, which affects the chin and jaw area. In early… read more

You have brain cancer … psych!

I have heard of diagnoses gone wrong, but this takes the cake. Mark Templin of Montana visited the Fort Harrison VA Medical Center in early 2009 because of chest pain. They put in a stent, but a week later Templin began experiencing headaches, memory issues, and problems with his vision and speech. Templin was sent… read more

When fruit isn’t good for you

There’s been a rash of norovirus outbreaks lately. Last month there was a norovirus outbreak at a meeting for the Oregon Department of Forestry that was held in Forest Grove. The meeting was catered by Forest Grove restaurant Maggie’s Buns, which has been in business for some 16 years. The outbreak was likely caused by… read more

Flaming hand sanitizer

A couple of months ago a 12-year-old cancer patient at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital was involved in a freak accident in the hospital in which she suffered severe burns. The fire was caused by a “perfect storm” of ingredients that included olive oil, hand sanitizer, and static electricity. Initially Stephen Lane, the patient’s father, had stated… read more