Portland Medical Malpractice Lawyer
As many as 98,000 people die every year in the United States from medical mistakes—more than the number of people who die from motor vehicle accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS.
Medical malpractice or negligence occurs when a doctor or other health care provider fails to properly diagnose or treat a medical condition, resulting in the injury or death of a patient. Some cases that may involve medical malpractice or negligence include:
• Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
• Anesthesia errors
• Medication errors
• Improper use of a medical device or implant
• Surgical errors, e.g., cutting the common bile duct during laparoscopic cholecystectomy
• Performing a procedure without a patient consent
• Failure to order the proper tests
• Nursing home abuse
• Failure to properly monitor a patient
• Birth injury or trauma due to error
• Mistakenly retained foreign body, e.g., leaving a sponge inside a patient after a surgery
How to Tell if You Have a Medical Malpractice Case
Not all medical situations that end badly are the result of medical malpractice or negligence, and it can be difficult to tell the difference. You might have a medical malpractice case if death, severe injury, or another unexpected outcome resulted from a “routine” treatment or surgery and the doctor or health care provider can’t explain why.
Contact Us If You or a Loved One Has Been Injured
Being seriously injured or losing a loved one due to the negligence or error of a trusted health care provider is a traumatic experience. If you have been injured because of medical malpractice or negligence, our office is committed to protecting your rights and helping you obtain fair and just compensation for your injuries.
Medical malpractice cases are uniquely time-consuming and expensive to litigate. They are often emotionally trying for the injured parties and involve unavoidable delays and other frustrations. Our office believes that no one should have to go through the time and emotional toll of a difficult case unless it has a good chance of success. As a result, we turn down the majority of medical malpractice cases we review. If we accept your case it is because we believe it has merit, and because we believe we can obtain compensation on your behalf.
No Fee Unless We Get You Compensation
Our office accepts medical malpractice cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means that you will not pay any legal fee unless we get compensation on your behalf. Contact our office for a free consultation.