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August 2016 Archives

Doctor accused of fatal surgical errors surrendered license

A journalist working on a story regarding disciplining doctors for mistakes in his state contacted a family last year regarding the death of their loved one back in 2011. According to the journalist, serious surgical errors were committed during a heart valve repair and bypass procedure. As many families in Oregon might have done, the family recently filed a lawsuit against the doctor and the medical facility where their loved one died.

Family files wrongful death claim after teenager's death

In a story that could just as easily occurred in Oregon, a teenager was on the wrestling team at his high school in Nov. 2010. During wrestling practice that month, he was injured. Within a year, the then 16-year-old was dead. The trial regarding the wrongful death claim filed by his family is now underway and is expected to last for approximately two weeks.

Jury says hospital negligence caused birth injuries

Women here in Oregon and around the country have numerous options when it comes to the birthing experience. Natural births, water births and home births are all popular alternatives to the traditional hospital setting. There are always risks to consider since no two births are identical; however, one risk that many women might not consider is hospital negligence.

Not enough doctors apologize after surgical errors occur

Doctors, nurses and other medical personnel are only human. Despite their years of training and experience, surgical errors can still occur. However, too few doctors here in Oregon and elsewhere apologize to the patients and/or their families when this happens. In fact, some will not even provide full disclosure regarding the mistake, and the victims and their families are left with many unanswered questions.

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