Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Roseburg
Tragically, medical “mistakes” are now one of the top five reasons that people die annually! Every year around 200,000 people are injured or die due to medical errors committed by health care professionals and physicians. Doctors take an oath to “do no harm,” but when they fail in this – and that failure causes injury, damage, or death – you and your family deserve justice. At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, we believe that if your loved one suffered physical complications and/or consequences at the hands of a health care institution, medical professional, or physician, then whoever is responsible should be held ethically, legally, and financially accountable!
Unlike other types of personal injury cases, a medical malpractice case must be based on medical records and expert testimony, and an attorney needs to be able to understand and explain the complicated medical issues that apply. This means that medical malpractice cases are some of the most complex, problematic, and difficult cases to pursue and prove. There are two types of medical malpractice suits, and while they are different in nature, they have equally disastrous results. The first kind of case involves injuries or damages that are the result of a medical procedure that was clearly wrong or obviously negligent, such as operating on the wrong limb or body part. The second medical malpractice case involves injuries or damages that occur because a physician or other health care professional failed 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
- Neglect in long-term health provider facilities/nursing homes
- Lack of informed consent
Medical malpractice claims are some of the most complicated and difficult to pursue. Unlike various other types of specific harm circumstances, a medical malpractice case relies on medical documents and testimony provided by experts; typically other medical professionals. In addition, the attorney must know and be able to explain the complex medical concepts that apply. Physicians and medical facilities have influential insurance organizations with limitless resources prepared to fight malpractice claims aggressively. To succeed, you’ll need the kind of professional and experienced law practice that has the resources and knowledgeable expert staff to research and provide the evidence needed to prove malpractice.
At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, our skilled and knowledgeable attorneys have been committed to fighting large insurance companies since 1971; we are passionate about the rights and dedicated to the welfare of injured Oregonians! We obtained $60 million in settlements and awards in the past five years alone, and obtain compensation for 95% of our clients. Doctors and medical institutions have powerful insurance companies with endless resources, and they will fight any malpractice suit aggressively. You need the kind of expert and experienced law firm that has the resources to present and support complex medical evidence – and then stand up to the insurance companies at the negotiating table – or in the courtroom! 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 complimentary consultation. We work on a contingency basis only; there is no fee unless there is a recovery. We treat every client like our only client, and every case like a million dollar case – let Shlesinger & deVilleneuve fight for you!