Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Portland
The leading cause of death in the United States today is heart disease. But, coming in at number six on the list is preventable medical errors. This means that, while you might survive numbers one through five on the list long enough to make it to the hospital – you’re not out of the woods yet.
Medical malpractice claims can be divided into two different types; a medical procedure or treatment was performed that was obviously negligent or a procedure or treatment was not performed even though it was part of the most appropriate plan of care for the patient.
In both cases, the results can be disastrous. And, in both cases the medical institution or professional should be held legally, ethically, and financially responsible.
Medical professionals and institutions have a responsibility to ‘do no harm’ and, whether a malpractice suit hinges on an act of omission or commission, if harm was done then the responsible party must answer for their mistake.
Some examples of a medical malpractice case include:
• Medical error
• Improper care/delayed care
• Medication error/improper drug, dosage, or administration of medication
• Anesthesia error
• Surgical error
• Birth injuries
• Negligence in long-term health care facilities/nursing homes
• Lack of informed consent
Some of the most difficult cases to pursue are medical malpractice suits. The medical institutions and professionals circle the wagons and form a tight barrier around their own. And, their insurance companies are massive and have endless resources to fight aggressively and avoid having to pay an injured patient.
The law firm of Shlesinger & deVilleneuve specialize in cases with these very circumstances. In fact, fighting for the little guy and taking on the big insurance companies is exactly why we started this firm so many decades ago.
We have worked hard over the years to gain the special knowledge and experience that it takes to understand medical records, terminology and expert testimony – all skills that are essential for fighting and winning a medical malpractice case.
Since 1971, our team has worked hard to make sure that injured Oregonians are advocated for, and we have secured positive settlements for nearly 96% of all of our injured clients.
If you or someone that you love has experience the trauma of a medical malpractice incident, don’t hesitate to contact our office today. A member of our team will make sure to schedule you for a complimentary consultation so that we can meet you and learn your story.
And, don’t worry about the cost of our services. We are so committed to making sure that you receive a fair and just settlement that we won’t charge you a penny unless we win.