Salem, OR Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Take Legal Action After Harmful Medical Mistakes
At Pacific Cascade Legal, we have a team of experienced attorneys based in Salem, Oregon who focus on representing injured patients and their families in medical malpractice cases. Medical malpractice can have devastating consequences for patients and their loved ones, often resulting in serious injuries, prolonged illnesses, or even untimely deaths. Our goal is to provide compassionate and effective legal representation that can guide you through this difficult time with confidence. We understand the complexities of these cases and are committed to helping you receive the compensation you deserve.
Call (503) 427-9033 to learn about medical malpractice case representation in Salem.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice refers to the negligence of a healthcare professional or institution that leads to harm or injury to a patient. This harm can be physical, emotional, or financial and may result from errors in diagnosis, treatment, medication administration, surgery, or other medical procedures. It can also include harm caused because a health condition was not treated and allowed to worsen.
Types & Causes of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice can occur due to a variety of reasons such as miscommunication between healthcare providers, inadequate training or supervision of staff, equipment failure, or failure to properly follow protocols and procedures. In every legitimate case, the root cause is some form of medical mistake that another reasonable medical provider would not have made in the same situation. Such a mistake can be considered negligence, which is used to place liability on the defendant in a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit.
Types of medical malpractice vary, such as:
- Diagnosis errors: Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis occurs when a healthcare provider fails to properly diagnose a patient's condition in a timely manner or provides an incorrect diagnosis altogether. This can lead to delayed treatment, or the wrong treatment plan being implemented, resulting in the patient's condition worsening.
- Surgical mistakes: Surgical errors can occur during any stage of surgery, from preoperative planning to postoperative care. These errors may include performing the wrong procedure on a patient, operating on the wrong body part, leaving surgical instruments inside the patient's body, or causing damage to surrounding tissues or organs during surgery.
- Medication errors: Medication errors can happen when healthcare providers prescribe the wrong medication or dosage for a patient. This may result in adverse reactions or complications that could have been avoided with proper medication management.
- Birth injuries: Birth injuries can occur during childbirth due to medical negligence by healthcare providers. These injuries may include brain damage due to lack of oxygen (hypoxia), nerve damage due to improper use of forceps or vacuum extraction devices, and other trauma during delivery.
- Anesthesia-related injuries: Anesthesia errors may occur when administering anesthesia before surgery. These errors may include administering too much anesthesia resulting in respiratory distress or failure or not providing enough anesthesia leading to patients waking up during surgery.
Demand Compensation – Let Us Help
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of medical malpractice, it is important to seek legal representation from an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. Come to Pacific Cascade Legal and speak with a Salem medical malpractice lawyer right away. We are here to get your case moving and to handle it to its conclusion, so you don’t need to worry about a thing. From investigating your injury to negotiating for a fair settlement, you can leave everything up to us!
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled medical malpractice attorneys.