Who Can Be Sued for Medical Mistakes & Malpractice?

Although many medical professionals and health care facilities in the U.S. provide wonderful care to patients, medical mistakes and malpractice also occur far too often. In fact, research has indicated that misdiagnoses alone impact at least 1 in every 20 patients in the U.S. When misdiagnoses and other medical mistakes end up harming patients, [...]

2020-10-14T11:45:20-07:00October 12th, 2015|Malpractice|

4 Myths about Birth Injuries that You Shouldn’t Believe

Believing these birth injury myths can cost you, Portland medical malpractice lawyers explain. Here’s why. Contact us if you’ve been harmed by medical mistakes. Birth injuries can be as devastating to infants as they may be to parents, especially when preventable medical negligence may have contributed to these injuries. What can compound the [...]

2017-01-10T09:13:13-08:00September 30th, 2015|Birth Injuries|

Wrong Medication, Improper Dosages Are Leading Causes of Medication Errors, Study Finds

About 70 percent of Americans take at least one prescription medication, and about 50 percent take two or more prescription drugs, researchers at the Mayo Clinic have found. While women and the elderly are those who are most likely to be taking prescription medications, the fact of the matter is that the vast majority [...]

2020-10-13T12:26:56-07:00July 31st, 2015|Anesthesia/Medication Errors|

Medical Malpractice News: Doctors Took Selfies with Unconscious Joan Rivers, Suit Alleges

A surgeon who was overseeing Joan Rivers’ throat surgery in August 2014 took selfies with Rivers’ while she was unconscious, court documents in lawsuit filed against the doctor reveal. According to this shocking revelation, the doctor – Dr. Lawrence Cohen – had previously denied taking the pictures and had refused to provide testimony regarding [...]

2020-10-14T12:47:49-07:00July 22nd, 2015|Malpractice|

Deaths from Anesthesia Errors Drop While Complications Persist, New Study Reveals

Anesthesiology is often considered to be among the riskier practices, as delivering the appropriate amount of anesthesia to keep a patient under for a specific amount of time often requires a complex analysis of a patient’s medical condition and medical history (among other things). Should mistakes be made because essential info is overlooked, this [...]

2020-10-14T12:50:29-07:00July 6th, 2015|Anesthesia/Medication Errors|

New Studies Reveal the Harmful Myths of Tort Reform

Within recent decades, tort reform has been largely spearheaded by the insurance industry. To push these reforms into policy, insurers (and others) have used various arguments, alleging that medical malpractice suits are frivolous, clogging up the courts, driving up medical costs and even causing doctors to “flee the profession.” An experienced Portland medical [...]

2021-01-22T08:49:30-08:00June 26th, 2015|Malpractice|

Is ‘Alarm Fatigue’ Contributing to Medical Malpractice in Hospitals?

With the advancement of technology, there have been some remarkable upgrades to many medical monitoring devices. While such improvements may have benefited patients and medical professionals, however, they have also created a phenomenon that some have deemed as alarm fatigue, which may be contributing to medical malpractice in hospital settings. In fact, according to [...]

2020-10-14T12:37:32-07:00June 9th, 2015|Malpractice|

7 Medical Malpractice Myths Debunked

Medical malpractice can cause real harm to people, potentially resulting in permanent – if not fatal – health complications. Despite this fact, however, medical malpractice and the cases that stem from it have become a controversial topic in the U.S., particularly in light of pushes from insurance companies and politicians to limit damages for [...]

2020-10-14T12:21:47-07:00May 15th, 2015|Malpractice|

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