Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Klamath Falls
Exact figures are difficult to come by, but a reasonable estimate is that medical errors were responsible for injuring or killing around 200,000 Americans last year. That means that “mistakes” are now one of the top five reasons that people die every year! Physicians and health care professionals are supposed to “do no harm,” but when they fail – and that failure causes injury, damage, or death – you and your family deserve justice. At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, we believe that when you or someone you love suffers physical harm because of an error made by a medical institution or practitioner, the responsible party should be held financially and legally responsible!
Medical malpractice cases are some of the most complex, problematic, and difficult cases to pursue and prove. 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. Medical malpractice suits fall into two categories, each different in their own way, but with similarly detrimental results. The first kind of case involves injuries or damages that are the result of a medical procedure that was obviously incorrect or negligent, this includes situations like amputating the wrong limb or performing an operation on the wrong body part. The second kind of case involves injuries or damages that occur because a physician or other health care professional does not follow standard of care, for instance missing a diagnosis. Medical malpractice suits will typically fall into one of these general 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
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! The resources and power of the insurance companies that the medical institutions and practitioners have are endless. They aggressively fight medical malpractice suits, and they fight to win. 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. Our attorneys are passionately dedicated to taking on the big insurance firms and advocating for our clients who are injured or sick. If you are dealing with the devastation of medical negligence, we want to help! Do not hesitate; contact our office, and we will work with you to find a time for your complimentary legal consultation. We don’t want our fee to be another thing that you worry about. Our work is done on a contingency basis. At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve you will be treated like our only client, and you will never pay a fee unless we settle your case.