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UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017

Patient files malpractice lawsuit claiming she fell from Holy Family operating table during surgery

A woman who claims she fell from an operating table while unconscious during surgery is suing Providence Holy Family Hospital and two doctors for medical malpractice.


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 …


Oregon Supreme Court limits damages in lawsuits against state

The Oregon Supreme Court voted 5-2 to uphold a $3 million cap on damages injured people can collect in lawsuits against the state or its employees.


Catholic diocese refiles bankruptcy malpractice lawsuit

The Catholic Diocese of Spokane has refiled its multimillion-dollar bankruptcy malpractice lawsuit against law firm Paine Hamblen.


‘Baby Ryan’ Health Woes Not Negligence Lawsuit Against Sacred Heart, Doctors Dismissed

Nghia “Jack” Nguyen comforted 4-month-old Ryan in their Vancouver, Wash., home in 1995. File/The Spokesman-Review


Woman Dies After Liposuction Board Seeks Suspension Of Doctors’ Licenses After Pair Watch Patient Bleed To Death

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Doctor Found Negligent For Letting Waiter Help

A plastic surgeon was negligent for allowing a waiter to assist him during a woman’s liposuction and breast implant procedures, a jury ruled. Dr. Joseph Graves, whose medical license has …


Doctor Fails Again To Regain License

A Rexburg gynecologist accused of botching operations and seducing a patient has lost another round in his bid to regain his Idaho license. But Brent Woodfield, 50, said he will …


Anesthesiologist Shorted Patients

After patients complained of excruciating pain on the operating table, a hospital suspected there was a problem with the anesthesia and sent two intravenous drug bags to the laboratory for …


$1.25 Million Awarded In Blood Clot Death

Relatives of a man who died after being examined at The Everett Clinic have been awarded $1.25 million by a Snohomish County Superior Court jury. Final paperwork was filed Wednesday …


Doctor Accused Of Allowing Tainted Blood

A former health official who opposed using new, safer blood products while the AIDS virus was infecting hemophiliacs was arrested Thursday on charges of professional negligence resulting in death. Takeshi …


Idaho Naturopath To Stand Trial

An Aberdeen naturopath has pleaded innocent and will stand trial next month on 45 counts of mail fraud and federal drug violations. Harold Klassen was released on his own recognizance …


Medical Physicist Banned From Practice

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has barred a medical physicist at Madigan Army Medical Center from practice, saying he miscalculated radiation doses for five cancer patients. Over the past 16 months, …


Witness Says Doctor Slept As Child Died

An anesthesiologist appeared to doze off during an ear operation in which the 8-year-old patient died, a surgical technician testified. “I saw him slumped in the chair as if he …


Jury Sides With Family In Suit Against Doctor

A jury has awarded $435,000 to the family of a woman who committed suicide by overdosing on Seconal prescribed by her physician. The King County Superior Court jury returned the …


New Charges Filed Against Prozac Doctor But Psychologist Predicts He Will Be Vindicated

A state board on Wednesday expanded the charges against Wenatchee psychologist Jim Goodwin, one of the nation’s leading advocates of the antidepressant drug Prozac. Goodwin dismissed the new statement from …


Murder Charges Urged In Fatal Misdiagnosis Hmo Laboratory Failed To Detect Cancer On Pap Smears, Experts Say

Cancer victim Karin Smith testifed before a congressional committee a yeat ago.


Hospital Patients: Will I Leave Here Better Or Worse?

They’re tales from the hospital that sound like “Tales from the Crypt.” The Michigan mastectomy patient whose surgeon removed the wrong breast. The New York woman who died when a …


Implant Suits Filed By Many Deadline Looms To Join $4.2 Billion Settlement

As the deadline looms to enter a $4.2 billion settlement against breast implant makers, many women are opting to file lawsuits of their own. Registration for the settlement must be …


Jury Says Doctor To Pay $14 Million

A doctor whose controversial treatments have drawn celebrity clients including Muhammad Ali must pay $14 million for negligence in treating a woman’s breast cancer, a jury ruled. A Hampton County …


Bellevue Therapist Could Lose License

The state contends a Bellevue therapist was negligent and incompetent in the “recovered memory” treatment of a woman who accused her father of sexually abusing her as a child. Linda …