Patient Safety

Ross Law Has Been Busy Fighting on Behalf of Eastern Oregonians

We are often asked if we represent clients that live outside of the Portland Metro Region. The answer is yes! In the last year Ross Law PDX represented Eastern Oregonians in the following cases:

  1. Jeremiah Ross represented a man that was brutally assaulted while in the custody of law enforcement officer in Milton-Freewater Oregon. Ross Law filed a lawsuit in Federal Court alleging 28 USC 1983 claims for the violations of the victim’s civil rights and state law claims, including negligence. The case resolved after filing the lawsuit.

  2. Jeremiah Ross represented a client from an Eastern Oregon town in a patient safety case. The client went to a medical provider who negligently performed a procedure. The provider’s negligence fractured the client’s ribs. Ross Law attempted to settle the malpractice claim with the provider’s insurer. The chiropractor’s insurer failed to make a reasonable offer. Ross Law filed a medical malpractice lawsuit on behalf of the man against the medical provider. The insurance company then promptly settled the lawsuit for virtually every penny that was asked for, plus costs and attorney fees.

  3. Jeremiah Ross has represented multiple people who have been ripped off by car dealers in Pendleton, Hermiston, and Ontario, Oregon.

  4. Jeremiah Ross and another law firm represented a truck driver who was severely injured at a loading dock near Nyssa, Oregon . The truck driver was walking through the loading area when a fork-lift violently struck him and dragged him for several feet. The crash caused serious injuries to the man’s chest, low back, and knees, pelvis, feet and shoulders. We alleged the forklift driver wasn’t properly trained, supervised, and was not following the law. The matter was initially set for trial, but the parties chose to proceed in private arbitration after the Court re-scheduled the initial trial date. The arbitrator awarded our client a significant amount of money.

Ross Law is also currently litigating a wrongful death case in Umatilla County. If you are an Eastern Oregonian who needs legal representation in a personal injury case, wrongful death case, civil rights case, or a auto fraud or lemon law case, call Jeremiah Ross at 503.224.1659. Please call Ross Law PDX for your free case evaluation. If we are unable to assist you with your legal matter we are happy to attempt to find someone that is able to. Please remember this blog post could be considered ATTORNEY ADVERTISING.

Oregon's Most Dangerous Hosptials

Patient Safety is a huge issue in today's medical world. As many as 440,000 people die every year from preventable errors in hospitals.  When hospitals put profits over safety patients may get seriously injured or die.  A recent survey by Leapfrog Hospital Grades has been published and reported on by Oregonlive.  The survey gives grades designating Oregon's safest and most dangerous hospitals . Leapfrog measured the hospital's overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors," (Oregonlive) The results are surprising and worrysome.

The good news is many of Oregon's hospitals received an "A" rating.  Here are some of Oregon's safest hospitals that received the highest "A rating":

  • Portland Adventist (Portland)
  • Asante Three Rivers Medical Center (Grants Pass)
  • CHI Mercy Health Mercy Medical Center (Roseburg)
  • Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center (Clackamas)
  • Kaiser Westside Medical Center (Hillsboro)
  • Legacy Meridian Park (Tualatin)
  • Providence Milwaukie Hospital (Milwaukie)
  • Providence Portland Medical Center (Portland)
  • Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center (Oregon City)
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Surprisingly some of Oregon's larger more well-known hospitals received the lower "C" score.  These scores are much lower than some of the lesser known rural hospitals.  Some other well-known hospitals received an average "B" rating. For example:

  • Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center (Portland) received a "B"
  • Legacy Mt. Hood Medical (Gresham) received a "B"
  • McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center (Springfield) received a "B"
  • Legacy Emanual Medical Center (Portland) received a "C"
  • Oregon Health and Science University (Portland) received a "C" (Click for report)
  • Providence Saint Vincent Medical Center (Portland) received a "C"

The bottom line is that if you have an opportunity to choose your medical care you should consider patient safety in your decision on where you will receive treatment.  Hopefully, the hospitals that received the lower ratings will strive to get better.  Only time will tell. 

If you or someone you know has been injured at a hospital due to the Hospital's negligence or medical provider's malpractice call Portland Oregon attorney Jeremiah Ross for your free case evaluation at 503.224.1658.  Please remember Ross Law LLC is not affiliated with The LeapFrogGroup and the results above are not independently verified.  Please remember this post may be construed as attorney advertising.