Portland Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Serving Injury & Malpractice Victims in Oregon: (503) 862-8666
Medical malpractice is a very serious problem in the United States. When you or a loved one is under the care of a doctor, physician, or medical professional, you expect the medical staff to resolve the issue—not cause further damage. When this happens, whether by an incompetent act or an omission of care, it can be considered medical negligence or malpractice, and you could have the right to financial compensation.
If a hospital or medical professional has failed to provide the expected level of patient care and it has resulted in a serious and damaging personal injury, now is the time to act. You need to reach out to our Portland medical malpractice lawyer right away for counsel regarding your case.
At Angel Law, P.C., we are well-versed in this area of law and can provide the guidance and support you need. We understand that each case is unique and requires personalized representation.
Take legal action by scheduling a free consultation. Call (503) 862-8666 today.
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- What is Considered Medical Malpractice?
- Is There A Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Medical Negligence?
- Types of Cases Our Firm Can Handle
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Why Choose Our Medical Malpractice Attorney?
- Millions of Dollars Recovered for Clients
- No Attorney Fees Unless We Win
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- Selected for the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
What is Considered Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor or health care professional, through a negligent act, causes an injury to a patient. The negligence could be the result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or health management.
There are four elements that must be proven in all medical malpractice claims. Our Portland medical malpractice attorneys will help you prove that the following elements were neglected:
- Duty - A professional duty owed to the patient to follow standard care practices.
- Breach - This occurs when the duty has not occurred. For example, a doctor ignores your symptoms and then misdiagnoses you.
- Injury - The resulting injury or illness caused by the breach. For example, extreme pain and infection after a medical instrument was left inside a patient's body during a surgery.
- Causation - Proving that the resulting damages were caused by the breach in duty of care.
Is There A Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Medical Negligence?
Generally speaking, negligence means that a medical professional failed to provide reasonable care for a patient. Malpractice, on the other hand, is a specific type of negligence that relates to professionals who failed to provide the required standard of care. Most medical malpractice claims are the result of a negligent doctor, nurse, or other health care professional.
Types of Cases Our Firm Can Handle
Often, doctors and other medical professionals do everything they can to avoid association with poor care and will fight tooth and nail to cover up any instances of negligence. At our firm, we know how to buckle down for a tough fight. We have a background in the U.S. Marines, equipping us to take on challenging medical malpractice cases. Our founding personal injury attorney offers dedicated assistance to each and every one of his clients.
If your case involved any of the following incidents, call on us right away:
- Hospital negligence
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
- Surgical error
- Medical mistakes
- Wrong prescription
- Any other type of medical malpractice
Remember, you aren’t just going up against a negligent doctor, but serious malpractice insurance companies, biased jurors, and tough regulations on medical malpractice cases. That is why you need an advocate who is ready to stand on the front lines for you-and that is exactly what you will find at Angel Law, P.C.
Let Our Firm Help: Call (503) 862-8666 Today
We can help craft a compelling case to pursue a negotiated settlement or trial verdict. We are prepared to take on cases involving defective drugs, harmful medical devices, birth injuries, and nursing home neglect.
Injuries from any of these avoidable errors and situations can lead to pain, discomfort, disability, and worse. Your quality of life may be greatly impact a down the road. We can fight for compensation to cover medical expenses, loss of wages, and other costs.
A doctor's negligence, such as delaying a cancer diagnosis or failing to identify a patient's risk for pulmonary embolism, can cause any number of injuries. Many injuries even require substantial life changes and lifelong medical care. Ensure that you have a caring and competent lawyer on your side in this crucial time!
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