Skilled Professional Malpractice Attorneys in Portland, Oregon
At the Law Offices of Jon Friedman, our professional malpractice lawyers in Portland, Oregon know that our clients rely on our legal knowledge and over 35 years of experience in producing real-time solutions for their personal injury needs to help get their lives back on track.
We have all come to rely upon professionals — whether in law or medicine — to provide reliable and accurate help when we need it. For the most part, it works.
Other times, our residents trust attorneys and medical professionals with their physical and emotional livelihoods only to end up in a worse position than when they arrived, leaving their futures uncertain.
We can help provide the direction you need to hold a doctor, attorney, or other professional who acted improperly and caused you harm accountable for the actions or inaction that led to your injuries through a medical or legal malpractice claim.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when doctors or other healthcare workers deviate from the outlined standard of care in their profession, thereby causing injury to a patient.
Unfortunately, medical malpractice comes in many forms, and is responsible for injuring approximately 12 million people each year and killing over 250,000 people, making it the third leading cause of death in the country.
To establish a medical malpractice claim, we must:
- Establish that negligence occurred because of a violation of the standard of care
- Prove our client’s injury was caused by the negligence
- Verify the injury resulted in damages caused by medical negligence
If you have been injured while receiving medical care, there may be several parties who can be held liable for your financial recovery. Our attorneys can help you determine the best legal approach to producing solutions that fit your unique injury needs.
Who Can Be Held Liable for Medical Malpractice Injuries in Oregon?
Each medical malpractice claim is unique, and the injuries that result can be caused by any healthcare professional’s negligence, whether it is in an emergency room, surgery center, or a private physician’s office.
Potentially liable medical malpractice parties may include:
- Medical support staff
- Hospitals, medical facilities, and surgical centers
- Pharmaceutical companies
In some cases, the healthcare facilities administrators may be held liable for injuries that result from failing to run background checks on employees, negligent hiring, failing to remove incompetent healthcare personnel, and understaffing.
What are the Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice?
When negligence is a factor in healthcare facilities, there is no limit to the number of people who can get hurt.
Some of the more common types of medical malpractice include:
- Anesthesia complications
- Birth injuries
- Failure to recognize symptoms
- Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
- Failure to order proper testing
- Disregarding or not taking appropriate patient history
- Misreading or ignoring laboratory results
- Defective or improperly prescribed medication
- Improper medication or dosage
- Lack of informed consent
- Premature discharge
- Poor follow-up or aftercare
- Contamination and hospital-acquired infections
- Retained surgical instruments
- Surgical errors or wrong site surgery
- Unnecessary surgery
- Nursing home negligence and abuse
If you have been injured while pursuing medical care, our attorneys can help determine the overall value of your case, including additional medical care requirements, lost wages, and non-economic damages like pain and suffering, and interference with your activities or daily living, and pursue the proper party for the fair compensation you need to fully recover.
What is Legal Malpractice?
Legal malpractice can come in the form of negligence, breach of contract or fiduciary duty by a lawyer while providing legal services that cause their clients’ harm.
When our clients are injured because of another person or party’s negligence, they look to our law firm to help with their financial recovery.
That is a service we have successfully provided for nearly four decades.
If your lawyer did not follow certain standards of ethical and professional conduct, and you suffered from their errors, you may be eligible to file a legal malpractice claim.
What are the Most Common Types of Legal Malpractice?
Proving legal malpractice requires more than the assumption that your attorney simply did not do enough to win your case or protect your interests.
We must be able to show that your attorney fell below the community standard of care and the breach was legal malpractice that caused damages.
Common examples of legal malpractice may include:
- Failure to know the law
- Failure to meet deadlines
- Planning errors
- Inadequate discovery
- Poor trial strategies
- An inability to carry out fiduciary duties
- An inability to follow statutes
If you have personally or professionally suffered from legal malpractice, our attorneys may be able to help you recover your losses by filing a claim against the lawyer or law firm that caused your harm.
Contact our Multnomah County professional malpractice attorneys at the Law Offices of Jon Friedman today by calling 503-305-4059 for a free confidential assessment of your claim.