Portland Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Claims Against Medical Providers & Institutions
Do you need to file an injury claim against a medical provider or institution like a hospital or clinic? It could be an intimidating challenge, especially if you don’t have any help. To give your claim a fair chance of success, team up with Pacific Cascade Legal and our Portland medical malpractice lawyers.
We have decades of collective legal experience to put to good use for your medical malpractice case. To begin, we can determine if your case is legally sound and should be pursued because medical malpractice claims are notoriously complex and difficult to file. We believe in honesty and transparency, so we’ll never give you the run-around or leave you uninformed as your case progresses.
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What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is a complicated legal concept. At a glance, it describes a medical mistake that injured a patient or allowed a pre-existing condition to worsen. The details of a medical malpractice case are where matters become problematic. Although you can represent yourself in a civil injury claim, it is almost guaranteed that you will need the help of an attorney if you want to file a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit.
An attorney can help you understand if what happened to you was a product of medical malpractice or just an unfortunate outcome. After all, an unfortunate outcome to medical treatment is not the same as a medical mistake or unacceptable medical standards. To see if you should be starting a case, simply dial (503) 573-5566.
Types of Medical Malpractice
Our Portland medical malpractice attorneys have a long history of taking on challenging claims and lawsuits, including those that deal with the sensitive and nuanced topic of medical malpractice. We have seen all sorts of cases and worked with medical experts from many different fields. You can be confident that we will know what to do with your case and how to best move it forward.
Medical malpractice can take many different forms, including but not limited to:
- Misdiagnosis: Countless medical patients suffer each year from misdiagnoses, which involve diagnosing a medical condition incorrectly. For example, stroke misdiagnoses are somewhat common because stroke symptoms can be mistaken for headaches, blood pressure problems, and other less serious symptoms when not enough diagnostic tests are ordered. Cancer misdiagnoses are also unfortunately common and can lead to life-threatening issues.
- Delayed diagnosis: When a health condition is diagnosed correctly but the diagnosis takes too long to reach, it is called delayed diagnosis, which can be a form of medical malpractice. Delayed diagnosis tends to occur when a doctor takes too long to order the right diagnostic tests, or when a medical laboratory takes an unreasonable amount of time to process and return test results.
- Unsafe prescriptions: Doctors must pay close attention to their patients’ medical records when deciding on what prescriptions to order for them. A prescription drug that could be perfectly safe for most people could become highly dangerous for a patient with specific health conditions and needs.
- Surgical errors: One of the most dangerous forms of medical malpractice is surgical error. Surgeons and surgery support staff have virtually no margin for error due to the nature of their medical work. Surgical errors can include operating on the wrong body part, administering an unsafe or ineffective amount of anesthesia, leaving a medical instrument or gauze inside the patient, and so on.
- Incorrect order of triage: Urgent care centers and emergency rooms must follow a deliberate and calculated order of triage, which means that patients must be prioritized based on the severity of their injuries. If you have suffered additional injuries or worsened health because an emergency room failed to recognize the critical nature of your injury or illness, then you might be able to file a medical malpractice claim.
- Birth injuries: When a child is born with an injury or disability that was caused by unsafe or inadequate medical care before, during, or shortly after labor and delivery, it is a birth injury. Although some birth injuries can be caused by genetic or unpredictable factors, research has shown that many birth injuries are caused solely by a medical provider’s negligence.
Escalate Your Claim – Call Now
To take an injury claim against a medical provider, you must be prepared for a challenging defense. For all the help and guidance that you need, look no further than Pacific Cascade Legal. Our Portland medical malpractice attorneys are ready to escalate your claim and give it the strength required to demand compensation for all that you have endured as a wrongfully injured patient.
Get legal counsel now. Dial (503) 573-5566.