PORTLAND LEGAL AND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYER

We have all come to rely upon professionals – whether in medicine or law – to provide reliable and accurate help. For the most part, that is what we are given. However, if you feel that an attorney or doctor acted improperly and caused you harm, you might have a malpractice suit.

Medical Malpractice Attorney Portland | Jonathan Friedman

If you are in need of an experienced professional or medical malpractice attorney in the Portland, call the Law Offices of Jon Friedman today for a free, confidential assessment (503) 242-1440.

Medical Malpractice (aka. “Med Mal”)

Medical malpractice is negligence typically committed by a doctor whose performance of duties departs from a standard of care of those with similar training and experience in the same community, resulting in harm. Most medical malpractice cases are based on the concept of negligence; that is, the patient was harmed because the health care provider either did something no reasonable doctor would do or failed to do something any reasonable doctor would do – and thereby caused an injury. Instances of medical malpractice might include misdiagnosing an injury or illness because routine tests and procedures were not followed, or prescribing a drug not approved for the patient’s condition.

If you think that you are the victim of medical malpractice, contact us immediately.

Here at the Law Offices of Jon Friedman we have maintained a well developed professional malpractice legal practice since 1984. In that time we have assisted thousands of our clients who have suffered from the mistakes of either attorneys or medical practitioners.If you think that you have been the victim of legal or medical malpractice or negligence, you should not hesitate to contact one of our attorneys at our office here in Portland to discuss your situation.

Legal Malpractice in Portland

When we approach the legal profession to help us, we rightly assume that that is what is going to happen. Losing a vital case because of mistakes made by the attorney representing us can cost us a lot of money and even the very existence of our livelihood or business.

In these situations bringing a legal malpractice suit against the attorney at fault can mean being able to recoup any losses.

Typical examples of legal malpractice which our attorneys regularly encounter are when clients have experienced

  • badly thought out trial strategies
  • dishonest or unethical activities
  • an inability to carry out fiduciary duties
  • an inability to follow statutes of limitation

Medical Malpractice or Negligence

In most cases, the medical practitioners who we entrust our health, even our lives at times, provide a great service. However, it is an unfortunate fact that more people die every year in the United States from medical negligence or mistakes by doctors, anesthetists, nurses and surgeons than automobile or truck accidents on the nation’s highways. One conservative estimate of such fatalities puts the annual death toll at between 45,000 to 100,000 people.

Medical malpractice or negligence happens when one of us suffers as a result of a mistake by a medical practitioner. This is not the same as a worsening of an existing condition or illness, for which the practitioner cannot be blamed.

Medical negligence can be said to have happened when a doctor or surgeon has failed to carry out what a reasonable doctor would do in the circumstances or has done something which no reasonable doctor or surgeon would ever do.

Typical examples of medical negligence

Such mistakes might include one or more of the following:

  • misdiagnosis of a serious existing complaint such as cancer
  • misuse or over dosage of prescription drugs or medicines
  • misuse of anesthesiologist procedures, resulting in harm or death
  • failure to carry out normal procedures such as consulting a specialist when necessary, asking for consent for surgery or monitoring a patient effectively
  • carrying out the wrong treatment or procedure for an illness or complaint that has been officially diagnosed
  • improper birth procedures
  • failure to read a patient’s medical chart properly and giving the wrong medication or treatment

Portland Medical malpractice or negligence can be hard to prove, so if you feel that you or one of your family has suffered harm as a result of the actions of a medical practitioner or hospital you need to discuss the details with one of our experienced attorneys as soon as possible.

If you or one of your family is in need of a skilled and experienced professional or medical malpractice attorney in the Portland area, don’t hesitate in contacting the Law Offices of Jon Friedman now at (503) 242-1440 for your free, confidential assessment.