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Medical Malpractice

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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Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

One interesting thing about practicing medical malpractice law is the fact that people often think they have a good medical malpractice case when they do not have a case at all, and other people do not even consider filing a lawsuit because they do n… Read More
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Expert Witness

The Role of Expert Witnesses in a Medical Malpractice Case

If you wanted to know about rocket ships, who would you consult: your next-door neighbor, or a NASA engineer? Unless your neighbor has some remarkable qualifications, you would probably pick the engineer. Why? Because presumably the right information… Read More
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What is “Pain and Suffering” in a Medical Malpractice Case?

You have probably heard of lawsuits including damages for “pain and suffering.” But you may not have thought about exactly what that means. If you have been injured by medical malpractice, damages for pain and suffering could be considerable. To… Read More
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When the Hospital Wants to Talk to You About a Mistake: Patient Advocates and “Peer Review”

When you go into the hospital for surgery or some other procedure, you may fear that something will go wrong—but you don’t really expect it to. If you do have an “unexpected outcome,” you may be shocked, bewildered, angry, and afraid. Fortuna… Read More
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Categories: Medical Malpractice
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Radiology Malpractice: When a Radiologist Misses Something Big

If you have ever had an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan to diagnose a health problem you have been experiencing, you have probably sighed in relief when the report came back showing no serious problems. You may not have gotten the answers you were looking for… 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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