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Jury awards $46.5 million in medical malpractice case
Friday, March 31st, 2017

An Arkansas jury has awarded a two-year-old plaintiff and her parents $46.5 million in a case against the hospital and doctor that delivered her. At the time the baby was born in June 2014, she had high levels of bilirubin, a yellow compound, and was at risk of extreme jaundice. The defendants misread her test […]

Oregon Man Survives Nearly Fatal Misdiagnosis
Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

According to a report on KATU, hemochromatosis (an overload of iron in the blood with a hereditary cause) is the most common genetic disease in America—but it's also widely misdiagnosed.  A local man, Jeff Williams, is fighting to change that after he nearly died from the disease. When he was first admitted to the hospital […]

New Report on Medical Errors: Wrong-Site Surgery
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Last year I posted an update on a frightening trend: surgery being performed on the wrong body part, or even on the wrong patient. Since then, an ophthalmologist here in Portland operated on the wrong eye of a 4-year-old. This should never happen: in 2004, the Joint Commission (the group that certifies health care providers) […]

Frivolous Lawsuits in the News
Friday, June 17th, 2011

A few months ago I blogged about the famous McDonald’s coffee case, one of the most recognized personal injury lawsuits in America. This story has been back in the news lately because HBO is airing a documentary called Hot Coffee.  It was this case that led to the formation of a collective belief based on […]