Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Hillsboro
When Hillsboro residents are sick or injured and, they go to a medical professional or institution for help, it is taken for granted that the patient will get better. It is, after all, the job of the physician to ‘do no harm’ and provide the care and treatment necessary to improve the lives of their patients.
However, there are those occasions where a physician or medical institution will fail at doing their job, and additional injuries or even death may occur. In some cases – these tragic outcomes are completely avoidable.
When a physician or medical institute is responsible for the injury or death of a patient, the law of Medical Malpractice provides that the at-fault parties be held accountable for their actions.
It might seem counterintuitive that a person or institution charged with making people better … could actually make them worse. But, for nearly 200,000 people last year it was a grim reality. In fact, medical ‘mistakes’ are now considered one of the top five causes of death in our country.
Medical malpractice cases can fall into various general “types”:
- Medical error
- Lack of informed consent
- Medication error/improper drug, dosage, or administration of medication
- Improper care/delayed care
- Surgical error
- Negligence in long-term health care facilities/nursing homes
One main way that medical malpractice cases differ from other personal injury cases, is that they rely mostly on expert testimony and medical evidence. This means things like medical chart notes, prescription administration logs, and all other components of the medical record.
Having an attorney with the skills and the experience to decipher your medical chart, and identify discrepancies and incongruencies is essential to building a solid case that will win a settlement.
The medical industry has a completely different language and, you need an attorney who knows how to speak it. Additionally, the medical community and their insurance companies fight medical malpractice cases fiercely and, with all resources necessary. This makes it much more difficult to secure a favorable outcome.
At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, our firm has been fighting for the residents of Hillsboro for more than four decades and, has been successful in securing favorable outcomes for 95% of our injured clients.
During this difficult time of your life, it is essential that you be able to focus on your healing – without being stressed out about the growing stack of medical bills. Contact us today and we will get your complimentary consultation on the calendar right away.
Don’t worry about how you are going to pay our fee for service. We don’t charge our personal injury clients unless we win their case. You are in good hands with Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, we will fight with your best interests in mind the whole way!