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Archive for 2014

Medication errors and patient safety

September 5th, 2014 by Melissa Taylor

Last year, ProPublica published the results of a study conducted by the Journal of Patient Safety that dramatically changed the nation’s view on medical errors. According to the research, medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States. Only heart disease and cancer claim more lives every year. That is

$650 million settlement in Pradaxa lawsuit cases

September 4th, 2014 by Melissa Taylor

Most prescription drugs have known side effects. This is not a surprise to the public. However, pharmaceutical companies are legally and ethically required to disclose all such side effects in an effort to prevent serious complications for patients who take their medications. Oregon patients have the right to trust in this level of security. When

Woman frozen to death in hospital morgue

September 2nd, 2014 by Melissa Taylor

Residents in Portland and the surrounding areas must trust in the care of their healthcare providers on a daily basis. This can include physicians, surgeons, nurses, pharmacists, therapists and more. Most of the time, such trust is warranted but the rate of medical errors does suggest that negligence occurs more frequently than people would like

Faulty GM auto part causes 13 deaths

September 2nd, 2014 by Melissa Taylor

Companies that manufacture consumer products have a responsibility to the public to deliver safe products at all times. Despite the need to reduce costs or make profits, safety should never suffer. Unfortunately, as many people in Portland and around the country know all too well, this philosophy is not always followed and many defective products

When Portland, Oregon patients seek medical treatment, they have a desire and a need to trust in the quality of the care that they receive. This includes trust in both the decisions made by and actions of healthcare providers as well as trust in the quality of products or medications that may be used. When