What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is the negligence or omission of a medical or health care professional that results in injury or even death of the patient. Medical malpractice injuries can impact children, adults, and families of a lost loved one.
Common types of medical malpractice are birth injuries, medication errors, surgical errors, anesthesia errors, emergency department errors, and delay or failure in diagnoses. Oftentimes, symptoms of medical malpractice don’t show up immediately. Injuries resulting in medical malpractice can sometimes surface weeks and even months after the malpractice act.
Are you Entitled to Compensation?
Medical and health care professionals make mistakes, afterall they are human. However, they often don’t come forward with their mistakes. Holding them accountable for their mistakes could result in compensation for the victim. Although many victims don’t feel that compensation can right the wrong done, financial compensation due to medical malpractice can be substantial. Out-of-pocket medical costs directly associated with injuries and medical complications both past and present is rightfully due to the victim of a medical malpractice case.
What to Look for in a Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you’ve been involved in a medical malpractice case, your trust in professionals is likely minimal. Finding a medical malpractice lawyer that you trust to right the wronged you’ve endured is critical.
With the complexity and high-risk nature of medical malpractice cases, it’s important to seek qualified legal representation that has access to top medical personnel, technical knowledge, and expertise in the most effective way to present your case. These types of cases are often heavily weighted upon expert witness testimonies in court, relying on professional input to confirm malpractice was conducted.
How Oregon Legal Can Help During a Medical Malpractice Case
A medical malpractice injury or death can be life-changing for the victim and the family involved. Medical malpractice cases are not something to take lightly. Here at Oregon Legal, we understand how stressful these types of cases can be, and how important it is to bring fair compensation to those affected by misconduct of a medical professional. An experienced lawyer in investigation of cases, litigation and negotiating on behalf of his client, Oregon Legal is dedicated to helping the victim(s) of a medical malpractice case.