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What is Shoulder Dystocia?

The birth of a baby is a joyful time, and so many births go without incident that when there is a problem, joy is rapidly replaced with worry and distress. One such situation is shoulder dystocia. As the name suggests, shoulder dystocia happens when,… Read More
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Medical Malpractice in Jails and Prisons

When you think of the term “medical malpractice,” you probably envision a hospital or doctor’s office. While medical malpractice usually takes place in traditional health care settings, it can take place in other places, too—including prisons… Read More
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Can Doctors Be Sued for Medical Malpractice if a Patient Dies by Suicide?

It seems obvious to say it, but mental health issues are health issues. And as with any type of health concern, when someone is suffering from depression, anxiety, or other forms of mental illness, they may seek the help of a medical professional or… Read More
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Three Ways Narcotic Presc…

Three Ways Narcotic Prescriptions May Be Medical Malpractice

We have written before in this space about whether doctors can be held liable for a patient’s opioid (narcotic) addiction. The answer is that they can, but like any action taken by a medical professional, the circumstances must meet certain criteri… Read More
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Is an "Independent Medical Examiner" in a Personal Injury Case Really Independent?

Quick: when you think about doctors, what’s the first word that comes to mind? Helper? Healer? As of this writing, we are in the thick of the coronavirus pandemic, so the first word that comes to mind when you think of doctors might even be “hero… Read More
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What Cardiac Patients Nee…

What Cardiac Patients Need to Know About COVID-19

It has now been a few months since the news stories about the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 have been on our screens 24/7. The virus is a matter of concern to everyone, but especially to those with other health conditions that could make COVID-19… Read More
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Keeping Kids Safe From CO…

Keeping Kids Safe From COVID-19 in Medical Settings

One story has been dominating the news for weeks, and likely will for months to come: COVID-19, a serious disease caused by a novel coronavirus. Because people have not been infected with this virus in the past, nobody has immunity. And while the maj… Read More
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Coronavirus Infection and Pregnancy: Your Questions Answered

A lot of things can change between the start of a pregnancy and the birth of a baby nine months later. But if you are well into your pregnancy now, you almost certainly didn’t expect one of those changes to be the emergence of a pandemic. If you’… Read More
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What Are the Risk Factors for Maternal Mortality?

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 700 women in the United States die each year due to complications from pregnancy or childbirth. Perhaps surprisingly, the incidence of maternal mortality has gone up in the… Read More
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What is Latent Brain Inju…

What is Latent Brain Injury?

Latent brain injury is a term that refers to a brain injury that may not be apparent in the hours and days after it occurs, even if testing is done. These injuries commonly occur as the result of a blow to the head that the victim “walks off,” in… Read More
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Portland, Oregon, medical malpractice and personal injury attorney James Hu… Read More

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Rhett Fraser devotes his legal practice exclusively to helping people injur… Read More

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