Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Eugene
Approximately 98,000 patients were seriously injured – or killed – as a result of preventable medical errors last year. Astonishingly, it is the sixth biggest killer in America today. The law firm of Shlesinger & deVilleneuve believes that if you or a loved one has suffered physical complications and/or consequences at the hands of a medical health care professional, that professional or institution should be held ethically, legally and financially responsible!
There are two types of medical malpractice suits, and while they are very different in nature, they may have equally disastrous results. An injury may result from a medical procedure that was clearly wrong or obviously negligent, such as operating on the wrong limb or body part. Then there is the situation where a physician fails to do something that would be considered appropriate in terms of a patient’s medical care, such as failing to diagnose a condition. Whether a malpractice case is one of commission or omission, medical malpractice suits generally fall under these broad categories:
• 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
Medical malpractice cases are some of the most complex, problematic, and difficult cases to pursue. Unlike other types of personal injury cases, a medical malpractice case must be based on medical records and expert testimony, and an attorney must understand and explain the complicated medical issues that apply. Doctors and medical institutions have powerful insurance companies with endless resources, and they fight malpractice suits aggressively. You need the kind of expert and experienced law firm that has the resources and skilled professional staff to research and support the complex medical evidence needed in malpractice cases. At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, we have been fighting for injured Oregonians since 1971, and we have been successful in obtaining compensation for more than 95% of our injured clients! Our attorneys are particularly committed to aggressively fighting large insurance companies on behalf of those who are sick and injured. If you believe you have been the victim of medical negligence, please do not hesitate; call our office, and we will speak to you the same day about scheduling a consultation. You have many things to worry about, but our fee will not be one, because we work on a contingency fee basis only. At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, our client’s welfare comes first – we accept no fee for helping you unless we win for you!