Medical Malpractice Attorney

Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Patients put trust in doctors, nurses, surgeons, and other medical professionals. Unfortunately, in some cases the actions or lack thereof of a medical professional rise to the level of medical negligence. Medical error is the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer.

Medical Malpractice Law

You have a right to compensation if you have been injured due to the carelessness or negligence of a health care provider. In most instances, when you have been injured because of medical malpractice, the law regarding filing a lawsuit can be very complicated. For example, while an individual medical practitioner cannot be held liable for punitive damages, a hospital can be. Oregon law requires filing a personal injury lawsuit within two years of the discovery of the injury. Further, you will have no later than five years total to file a claim, regardless of the date of that discovery. In a medical malpractice lawsuit, a victim may only be awarded up to $500,000 for pain and suffering. Therefore, it is imperative to contact an attorney who is adept in medical malpractice lawsuits right away.

Examples of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional provides medical care to a patient that causes injury. In a medical malpractice case, the victim may be awarded damages if they can prove this negligent act caused the injury. Medical malpractice lawyers handle many different types of malpractice cases.

  • Anesthesia error
  • Birth injury
  • Emergency room errors
  • Medication error
  • Hospital malpractice
  • Medical device errors
  • Brain Injury
  • Misdiagnosis or Delayed diagnosis
  • Surgical error
  • Postoperative
  • Wrongful death

Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Do you have a case? How do you prove your medical malpractice case? Our personal injury lawyer is well-versed in determining instances of malpractice and getting favorable results for medical malpractice victims.

What Damages Are Awarded?

An injured patient may be entitled to compensation for a medical mistake or surgical error. Damages for losses suffered can include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Punitive damages
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment

Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney

The Steele Law Firm offers legal services in medical malpractice cases. You will need an attorney who will fully investigate your case, and who will garner expert medical testimony and depositions from witnesses or other defendants. Licensed to practice in both Oregon and Washington, Nathan Steele is prepared to stand by you and to fight for your rights. Consultation is free. Don’t wait! Contact our law firm today to discuss your case.