Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- UW's MOOC On Public Speaking Proving To Be Massively Popular
- UW Professor Traces Growing Income Gap To The Collapse Of Organized Labor
- Seattle Business Owners: $15 Minimum Wage Could Prove 'Possibly Fatal'
- How To Make Your Own Crème Fraîche — And Why You Should
- Seattle Artist Turning Centuries-Old Pieces Of Wood Into One-Of-A-Kind Sculptures
News & Music Contributors
Thu November 3, 2011
Oregon State Hospital faces $10 million lawsuit
SALEM, Ore. - An Oregon State Hospital patient is suing the mental institution for $10 million. Joshua Jaschke claims doctors at the hospital unnecessarily prescribed medications that resulted in a pair of heart attacks. The alleged incident happened two years ago.
The suit claims the hospital failed to notify Jaschke of the potential side effects of the drug Adderall. The medication is prescribed to treat attention deficit disorder and certain sleeping disorders.
Jaschke's attorney, Mike Van Hoomissen says other than the incident alleged by the lawsuit, his client has benefited from his time at the Oregon State Hospital.
"He's doing quite well and ready to return to the community," Hoomissen says. "But along the way there was this physical, medical problem which shouldn't have happened."
The lawsuit claims that Jaschke will incur future medical expenses due to the alleged mistreatment. An Oregon State Hospital spokeswoman said she couldn't comment on pending litigation.
On the Web:
Complaint - Jaschke v State of Oregon:
Oregon State Hospital:
Copyright 2011 Northwest News Network