Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Lake Oswego
The number one killer in our Country today is heart disease. The number two killer is cancer and, the number sixth largest killer of Americans today is medical errors. This means that for nearly 100,000 people last year, a mistake made by their medical professional lead to their death and, those errors could been prevented.
When we go to a physician or a medical institution, it is usually because something is wrong and we need help. Whether the circumstances are emergent or not, we trust that those people treating us are going to make accurate decisions and protect us from harm.
However, in the cases of medical error, the decisions made by the medical professional leads to harm and even to the death of the patient. These situations are heartbreaking because, not only do family members have to process the death of their family member but, they have to deal with the fact that the circumstances leading to their loved one’s death were completely preventable.
At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, our team is determine to ensure that all medical malpractice cases result in the person or institution responsible being held morally, financially, and legally responsible for their actions.
Medical malpractice claims will fall into one of two categories;
- The death or physical harm was caused by blatant neglect for proper procedure – removing the incorrect limb would be one example.
- The death or physical harm was caused by a medical professional not performing a treatment or procedure that would be standard of care for the patient’s circumstances. For instance, improper diagnosis.
These categories are very general, and some of the more specific circumstances that lead to the actual physical damage or death include:
- Medical error
- Incorrect diagnosis
- Care that is below the community standard or slow
- Pharmaceuticals administered incorrectly
- Anesthesia mistakes
- Surgical oversight
- Injuries during birth
- Nursing home or long-term care facility neglect
- Failure to obtain informed consent
A case of medical malpractice is one of the most difficult and complicated to win. Physicians and medical institutions fight these cases intensely, and they have extensive resources to draw out the process for as long as it takes.
These cases rely heavily on medical documentation and the testimony of medical experts. Not to mention that your legal team must understand the medical terminology and what the various results and reports mean, in order to put together a strong case.
You need a team of expert legal professionals in your corner who have extensive experience with medical malpractice cases and, that is just who Shlesinger & deVilleneuve is. We are a team of knowledgeable, compassionate, and dedicated legal professionals who have been fighting for the rights of injured Oregonians for more than 40 years.
In fact, our firm was founded on a commitment to always stand up for the little guy and not back down from the big insurance companies. That passion and determination are still what fuels us today, and we will bring every bit of that to your medical malpractice case. We will fight with your best interests at heart, and will use our years of experience to bring a strong case.
Contact our Lake Oswego office today to schedule your in-person legal assessment free of charge. We will meet with you and spend some time to learn the circumstances of your story so that we can get started gathering all of the pieces that we will need to put your case together. Please don’t worry about our fee – we will not charge you a dime unless we win!