Oregon Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a procedure with inherent risks. A qualified expert must review the medical records determine whether or not medical malpractice has occurred.
Most of us respect and trust the doctors in our community. They protect us when we get sick, they save lives, and they often volunteer to help the less fortunate. We trust that our doctors, surgeons, and nurses will take care of us. Doctors, however, are human. When they don’t follow patient safety rules and cause someone harm, they have the same responsibilities as everyone else in the community. When they make a mistake and cause someone harm, they must take responsibility for it and make it right. Our medical malpractice attorneys in Oregon help clients across the state when a doctor hasn’t followed patient safety rules that resulted in harm to the patient.
Each year, our attorneys see many different types of malpractice claims. Medical malpractice cases can range from a failed gallbladder surgery, childbirth complications, to a failure to diagnose serious health conditions. It is important to note that doctors do not commit malpractice just because their efforts were unsuccessful or were not perfect. A medical malpractice claim requires that a doctor’s degree of care, skill, or diligence used fell below the average standard of care in the community for the same or similar circumstances.
Eye surgery, including Lasik surgery, has become the subject of many lawsuits as newly trained professionals entered this field.
Our medical malpractice lawyers have each case reviewed by a practicing doctor in the same specialty area to determine exactly what happened and why things went wrong. Our attorneys do not file lawsuits or pursue claims before having the file reviewed by a practicing doctor. While local doctors will review our files and point out the act or acts of medical malpractice, they often do not want to testify against their colleagues. As a result, our lawyers are often forced to hire doctors from out of town or out of state to testify at trial. These factors can quickly increase the cost of a medical malpractice claim.
Medical malpractice cases have a two-year statute of limitations. This means that you, or your lawyer, must settle your claim or file a lawsuit within two years. If you fail settle your claim or file a lawsuit within two years, your claim will be lost forever. Depending of the type of case you have, there may additional time deadlines that apply. It is important to know these deadlines or contact a lawyer that does.
In cases that cannot be settled fairly with the malpractice insurance company a lawsuit must be filed. This is an example of a medical malpractice lawsuit. Download
Most of the cases our malpractice attorneys review do not result in a claim. However, getting answers to your questions and/or consulting an experienced medical malpractice lawyer can give you some peace of mind. If you have any questions or would like to talk to one of our attorneys, please do not hesitate contact our law firm or call 877-928-9147.