Based on that number, it is safe to assume that at least some them may have been here in Oregon. Hospital negligence can take many forms, but the result is the same -- lives are lost and families are changed forever. Even if a patient survives a medical mistake, life may never be the same.
Hospital personnel are responsible for patients' health and safety while in their care. For example, giving birth is one of the most natural processes in the world, but complications can arise that require medical intervention. If doctors, nurses or other staff make errors during the birth process, the baby and/or the mother can suffer serious or deadly injuries.
In other cases, patients are not adequately monitored. Still, others are given either the wrong medications or the wrong dosage of the right medication. Surgical errors are another cause of injuries and deaths in hospitals. Infections and excessive bleeding can occur after a surgical procedure. In any of these scenarios, the results can be disastrous for the patient.
If you believe that you or a member of your family suffered an illness or injury -- or die as the result -- of hospital negligence, contact an attorney as soon as possible. Understanding that you have rights can help alleviate some of the stress that you may be feeling. If a review of your situation indicates that a medical malpractice claim is appropriate, your attorney can enlist the help of medical experts to prepare your case in order to seek the maximum damages available. Any monetary judgment received after first providing an Oregon court with appropriate evidence of negligence could defray your financial losses.