July, 2012

July 1, 2012

The Fourth of July should be about family and community, potato salad and burgers on the barbecue. It should not be the day the police confiscate your private stash of illegal fireworks (and slap you with a hefty fine). And it certainly should not be the day your child loses…
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July 1, 2012

While many have already put the memories of the recent Fourth of July celebration behind them, we thought it would be appropriate to discuss the fatal boat accident that happened this Fourth. It’s still summertime, and many people in Oregon and Washington are still on the water. This tragedy illustrates a very…
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July 1, 2012

Even if you are a clean-living Oregonian, you are full of bacteria. The intestines of both young and old people are populated with a variety of bacteria and fungi which aid in the digestion of food and have an impact on health. A new study focusing on older people, including…
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July 1, 2012

A podiatrist who practices outside of Oregon has seen more than his share of lawsuits. Of the 21 total claims during his long career, 11 were filed in the last three years. At the moment, he is fighting eightmedical malpractice suits and one wrongful death suit. Even for a doctor who…
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July 1, 2012

We are continuing our discussion of a podiatrist who is facing nine lawsuits right now. Eight of the suits are for medical malpractice; one is for wrongful death. He does not practice in Oregon, but his story offers us an opportunity to discuss an interesting tension that exists between podiatry and…
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July 1, 2012

The 65-year-old podiatrist at the center of our discussion over the past couple of posts was licensed to practice in 1973. During all these years, the state’s medical board — he doesn’t practice in Oregon — has never taken disciplinary action against him. And yet, since 1991, he has been…
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