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The Costs of Living with…

The Costs of Living with Cauda Equina Syndrome

Cauda equina syndrome is a medical and surgical emergency. This rare, but serious neurological condition may have a rapid or gradual onset and can, if not treated promptly, lead to severe and permanent disability. “Cauda equina” is Latin for “h… Read More
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Can I Sue My Doctor for an Unwanted Pregnancy?

For many people, having a healthy baby is a source of great joy; there’s a reason that a birth is often referred to as a “blessed event.” But pregnancy can also take a great toll on the pregnant person: physically, emotionally, and financially.… Read More
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What is Slipped Capital F…

What is Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis?

Doctors refer to it by its acronym, SCFE, pronounced “skiffy:” a jaunty-sounding name for a painful and potentially debilitating condition. What is slipped capital femoral epiphysis, how is it diagnosed and treated, and what happens if it is not… Read More
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What is “Loss of Chance…

What is “Loss of Chance?”

Sometimes, a doctor’s negligent action (or lack of action) clearly leads to a worse result than would have occurred otherwise. If a patient goes into surgery to have his right leg amputated, and the doctor amputates the left leg instead, that is cl… Read More
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The Hospital Says My Doct…

The Hospital Says My Doctor Isn’t an Employee—Can I Still Sue the Hospital?

When you go into the hospital for surgery or other treatment, you probably think of the people who treat you while you are there as hospital employees. Often that is true; for instance, nurses are usually employed by the hospital. But frequently, doc… Read More
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Can a Nurse Be Sued for M…

Can a Nurse Be Sued for Malpractice?

There’s a saying that goes: “Doctors cure; nurses care.” The saying stems from the fact that nurses, especially in the hospital setting, spend more time with patients, tending to their needs. Doctors perform procedures, give orders, and usually… Read More
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What is Informed Consent?

What is Informed Consent?

From time to time in this blog, we refer to “informed consent” in the context of health care and medical malpractice. But what does informed consent mean, and what happens if a patient fails to give it? If you have ever undergone surgery or anoth… Read More
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Understanding Settlement Negotiations in a Medical Malpractice Case

If you have been injured by medical malpractice, you know that you may be entitled to a financial recovery from your doctor or hospital. What you may not have thought about is how the amount of that recovery is determined. How do you put a price on a… Read More
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How Can I Tell if My Doctor Has Been Sued for Medical Malpractice?

If you have a health concern and are planning to see a doctor, your focus is probably (and properly) on yourself. Will it be a serious diagnosis? Will your illness be life-changing? Are there effective treatments? You may not be thinking much about y… Read More
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Three Signs Your Injury Was Caused by Medical Malpractice

Recently in this blog we discussed the three components of a strong medical malpractice case. Not all negative outcomes from medical treatment or procedures are due to malpractice, and sometimes we have to tell people that we don’t think it’s fai… Read More
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Categories: Medical Malpractice

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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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Jason Cohen is a litigation attorney who practices plaintiff’s personal i… Read More

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