The Salem law firm of Vick & Glantz LLP has experienced medical malpractice lawyers who have handled cases throughout Oregon involving failure to diagnose, birth trauma, and other instances of professional negligence or incompetence which caused significant personal injury or wrongful death to the patient in the doctor's care.
An Array of Practices Causing Serious Injuries
Medical malpractice often results in serious, long-term injuries and even permanent impairments such as traumatic brain injury (TBI) or paralysis from spinal cord injury. Such damage causes significant life-long expenses to the injured patient, including further medical expenses, lost wages, and often times a great deal of pain and suffering and emotional distress. While medical malpractice can come in many forms, some of the most common include:
- Failure to Diagnose/Misdiagnosis - Failing to properly diagnose a medical condition can exacerbate current conditions or cause life-threatening issues.
- Birth Trauma - Due to the devastating long-term implications of a birthing problem, the most serious incidents of medical negligence often arise out of childbirth. Brain damaged babies may require a lifetime of rehabilitative and supportive care.
- Unnecessary Irradiation
- Surgical Mistakes - The wrong surgery may be performed, or the wrong body part may be operated on; leaving instruments, sponges and other foreign objects in the patient's body can create serious health issues months or years after the surgery.
- Medication Errors/Misfilled Prescriptions
Potential Defendants at Every Turn
Medical malpractice can be committed by any medical professional or health care provider, including doctors, nurses, radiology technicians, and pathology laboratories. Hospitals can commit malpractice when they do not have proper procedures in place to adequately supervise employees or prevent mistakes from being made. Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) can also be liable for causing a patient harm by denying necessary tests or procedures.
Complex Cases Requiring Competent Counsel
Medical malpractice cases can be quite complicated. Expert testimony is required in most cases to establish the applicable standard of care at trial. Except in cases where the facts are obvious, presenting the case to a jury of non-medical professionals takes effort and skill. Medical malpractice is a highly specialized area of personal injury law with many different laws and procedures ranging from the statute of limitations to the calculation of damages and methods of proving a case. You should only trust your medical malpractice case to an experienced personal injury lawyer who has successfully litigated medical malpractice claims.
At the law firm of Vick & Glantz, we have experienced medical malpractice lawyers who have handled claims and achieved excellent results for our clients. If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, contact Vick & Glantz LLP for a free consultation regarding how we can help you.