hospital falls

$2,225,000.00 Medical Malpractice Jury Trial Verdict!!!!

We have been busy at Ross Law LLC. Jeremiah Ross recently teamed up with another lawyer to take on one of Oregon’s most well known medical malpractice defense law firms. Our client was a woman that fell in the hospital after knee surgery. The fall caused a mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI). We alleged the hospital was negligent because they were unable to prevent the fall, and could have done so relatively easily.

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The Hospital brought on a team of experienced lawyers and refused to accept responsibility for the fall. In fact, they blamed our client for the fall and then claimed that our client was malingering and not really injured.

After 2 weeks of trial, the 12 person Multnomah County Jury awarded our client $1,4500,00.00 for lost wages and future medical expenses and $755,000.00 in non-economic damages for the hell the injury has put her through. It was a fantastic result for a client who was truly an amazing person.

If you, or someone you know, were injured by a fall at a Hospital, call Jeremiah Ross at 503.224.1658 for your free phone case evaluation. Please note that case results vary and this was not a client that originated with Ross Law PDX, and Jeremiah Ross was part of a two person team of lawyers representing the client at the Jury Trial.

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.