Stories tagged: medical malpractice
Fri., June 16, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Man whose wrong testicle removed to get $870,000
A Pennsylvania jury has awarded $870,000 to a man whose urologist removed the wrong testicle.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 7 p.m.
Dr. Zorba Paster: Learning about a mistake helps with healing, closure
Apparently, an artery was nicked during the surgery and the woman almost bled out and died. They saved her. They did a good job but they failed in one aspect …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 2:03 p.m.
OHSU surgeon dropped tool on patient’s spinal cord, lawsuit claims
A 59-year-old man has filed a $22 million lawsuit against Oregon Health & Science University and one of its surgeons, alleging he was left paralyzed when the doctor twice dropped …
Mon., June 24, 2013, 2:54 p.m.
Jury finds no wrongdoing in Cloninger death
A jury absolved anesthesiologist Dr. Kim Chen and Deaconess Hospital from wrongdoing in the death of Spokane architect Glen Cloninger on Monday.
Fri., March 29, 2013
Suit against doctor yields $813,000
A Spokane jury awarded $813,000 this week to a woman whose foot was amputated following the wrong diagnosis by a local physician. It was the second time a jury heard …
Tue., Sept. 25, 2012, 1:32 p.m.
Court grants appeals from 2 people without lawyers
WASHINGTON (AP) — Well-heeled clients pay tens of thousands of dollars to hit the legal jackpot — Supreme Court review of their appeals. But on Tuesday, the court decided to …
Wed., Aug. 17, 2011, 3:54 p.m.
One-fifth of malpractice claims succeed
Only 1 in 5 malpractice claims against doctors leads to a settlement or other payout, according to the most comprehensive study of these claims in two decades. But while doctors …
Thu., July 1, 2010, 12:54 p.m.
Wash. court tosses 90-day warning for malpractice
The state Supreme Court said Thursday it’s unconstitutional to require 90 days notice before suing a doctor, marking the second time in less than a year the court has rejected …
Thu., Sept. 17, 2009, 1:11 p.m.
Court throws out medical malpractice law
The state Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously threw out a 2006 law that requires an injured patient to get a certificate of merit from an expert before they can sue …
Sun., July 30, 1995
‘Clearly Medicine Is As Much Art As Science’
Our expatriate daughter called in a panic from New York. Something was wrong with her foot. “I got up in the morning, and it hurt so much I almost couldn’t …
Sat., April 8, 1995
Erring Hospital Ordered To Halt Elective Surgery
A hospital where doctors amputated the wrong foot of a diabetic man was ordered Friday to suspend elective surgery, state regulators said. The problems at University Community Hospital that led …
Thu., March 30, 1995
Fund Helps Offset Tainted Blood Supply
The government, pharmaceutical companies and blood centers have created a $175 million fund for 1,300 Germans infected with the AIDS virus from tainted blood products, officials said Wednesday. But a …