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Medical Malpractice

Birth Injuries Due to Forceps or Vacuum Extractor

Birth Injuries Due to Forceps or Vacuum Extractor Misuse

The use of forceps in the delivery of an infant can be lifesaving under some circumstances. Under others, though, forceps are used inappropriately, and cause more harm than they prevent. If forceps were used in the delivery of your baby, and you or y… Read More
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Electronic Medical Record Mistakes

Do Electronic Records Lead to More Medical Mistakes?

There’s no doubt that the increase in electronic record keeping in medicine has had many advantages for doctors and patients alike. Care providers can update and share records quickly and efficiently, often leading to better care for patients.… Read More
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Medical Apology

What is a "Medical Apology?"

We’ve all been hurt in our lives, and we’ve all hurt others at some time or other without meaning to. Both feel awful. When we’re on the receiving end of pain, we may become angry, depressed, or bewildered, especially if the pain wa… Read More
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Hospital-Acquired Infection

Was Your Hospital-Acquired Infection Caused by Medical Malpractice?

You go to the hospital to get better from a serious illness, not to get one. Yet one of the most frequent causes of death in hospitals is infection acquired in the hospital. Of the nearly two million patients who acquire such an infection, nearly one… Read More
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Doctors Cutting Costs

Are Medical Providers Too Focused on Cost-Cutting?

Medical costs are on the rise in the United States, and the cost of health insurance and health care are a burden for many American families. The cost of health care has outpaced inflation in this country every year since 2008. Hospitals, labs, docto… Read More
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Wrongful Birth

Wrongful Birth? Negligence in Genetic Testing

Most people are familiar with the concept of “wrongful death,” in which one party’s negligent or reckless act caused the death of another person. Less well-known is the idea of “wrongful birth.” Wrongful birth cases usua… Read More
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Malpractice by Surgeon

When is a Hospital Responsible for a Private Surgeon's Medical Malpractice?

Have you ever received multiple bills from a single procedure—from a surgeon, anesthesiologist, radiologist, and a medical facility, perhaps? If so, you’re familiar with the concept that a hospital, and the medical professionals who work ther… Read More
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Informed Consent

Does Giving Informed Consent Mean I Can't Sue for Medical Malpractice in Oregon?

You went in for a medical procedure. As always, your doctor explained the risks of the procedure to you, noting that some risks are more likely than others to materialize. You understood what you were reading and being told. Maybe you had a spouse or… Read More
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Fatal Medical Malpractice

How Common is Fatal Medical Malpractice?

If you had to guess the top three causes of death in the United States, what would you pick? Heart disease? Cancer? Accident? Stroke? Those are indeed among the top causes of death, but the number three cause (behind heart disease and cancer) is actu… Read More
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Oregon Medical Malpractice Damages Cap

Oregon Supreme Court Upholds Limit on Damages

The Oregon Supreme Court has handed down a ruling that upholds a law limiting the amount of damages people can collect when suing the state or state employees. These damages are capped at $3 million dollars. That may sound like a lot, but for those w… 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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Jason Cohen is a litigation attorney who practices plaintiff’s personal i… Read More

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