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April 2016 Archives

Woman incarcerated in Oregon says doctor errors cost her a kidney

The state of Oregon is responsible for the health and welfare of each of the inmates who are in the custody of the Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC). Inmates do not have the freedom to seek medical attention on their own, and they rely on doctors within the ODOC. When doctor errors occur, it is possible that an inmate could suffer serious injury or death.

Landmark settlement reached in hospital negligence case

The birth of a child is supposed to be one of the most exciting times in a parent's life. Sadly, for many parents across the country, including some here in Oregon, the joy is short lived. In some of those cases, hospital negligence steals their joy. 

Can doctor errors be reduced by ordering more tests?

One of the biggest complaints that patients here in Oregon and around the country have is that doctors fail to take the time to be sure that a diagnosis is correct and the right treatment is prescribed. A recent study indicates that some doctors are attempting to avoid mistakes by ordering more tests and procedures -- generally spending more money on each patient. The data indicates that claims for doctor errors are reduced by those who follow this practice.

Coroner says surgical errors led to kidney donor's death

Every time an individual goes into surgery, there are certain risks associated with the procedure. Patients rely on the surgeon and other staff in the operating room to avoid potential surgical errors. Otherwise, patients here in Oregon and elsewhere could suffer serious injuries or death.

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