The proposal puts a $350,000 limit on non-economic damages.
One proposed change would allow only physicians with the same specialty to act as expert witnesses.
Brigham and Women's Hospital reveals mistakes in a newsletter sent electronically to its 16,000 employees.
The legislation is expected to reduce lengthy, expensive lawsuits.
The state's statute of limitations begins to run from the date of the malpractice, not the date of the discovery of the malpractice.
Medical identity theft and data security breaches are growing and that thousands of cases are reported per year.
State senate proposes that the Oregon Patient Safety Commission be a forum for discussion and possible mediation of malpractice incidents.
There were fewer mistakes in 2012 regarding foreign objects left inside patients after surgery, pressure ulcers, and medication errors, but there were more injuries related to patient falls and suicides.
Malpractice cases would be treated more likely worker's compensation.
He is suing for what he alleges were multiple unnecessary endoscopic surgical procedures that destabilized his previously injured back.
On average, a physician will spend more than 50 months with an open, unresolved malpractice claim.
Surgeons in the U.S. leave a foreign objects inside a patient after an operation 39 times a week, researchers estimate.
A physician continued prescribing antidepressant medication to a patient even though he had not seen that patient in his office for more than a decade.
Dual workflow, using both paper-based and electronic records, seems to be particularly problematic, researchers say.
The jury awarded a woman $154,000 for past mental distress, $50,000 for future mental distress, $134,000 for past loss of income.