Medical Malpractice Lawyer Oregon
If you believe you or a loved one was the victim of malpractice, you should consider calling our staff at Andersen Morse & Linthorst to sign up for a consultation with our professional medical malpractice lawyers in Oregon. We have years of experience representing the rights of those that have been harmed by the negligent actions of doctors, dentists, nurses and others in the medical field. We can provide you with an assessment of your case and help you navigate the complicated legal system.
Types of Medical Malpractice
There are many different forms of medical malpractice. A few common ones include:
- Misdiagnosis occurs when a doctor incorrectly diagnoses a person or didn’t provide them a diagnosis at all, and as a result, they received improper or no treatment. Heart attack, stroke, cancer, depression and thyroid disease are some of the commonly misdiagnosed conditions. The symptoms for the conditions in these cases present in a typical manner that a qualified healthcare provider should have diagnosed.
- Surgical errors can result in long-term consequences for the patient and even death. Some examples include operating on the wrong part of the body, performing the wrong procedure, using unclean instruments, and not providing adequate care before or after the surgery is complete.
- Medication errors are when a patient is harmed by the medication prescribed by a provider. Inaccuracies can occur when a provider doesn’t consider the patient’s medical history, prescribes the wrong dose, selects the wrong type of medication, or over-prescribes a medication.
There are many more types of malpractice. If you think you have experienced any of these or other types of wrongdoing at the hands of your provider, you may want to contact our medical malpractice lawyers in Oregon to see what your options are.
How medical malpractice lawyers will support you
Our medical malpractice lawyers will help you determine if your case can be successful in court. They will assemble and analyze your medical records, work with medical experts to develop and understand the merits of your case, take depositions from medical professionals, establish trial strategies, obtain objective, third-party review of your medical condition, and if deemed necessary litigate your case.
What you can do to support your case
Once you decide to take action, you should make sure to document the symptoms you are experiencing, your medical visits (conversations you are having with healthcare providers, what happened at the visit, etc.), as well as any other pertinent information. Take pictures of your condition and other relevant items to your case. Request your entire medical record and make several copies. Continue to follow your doctor’s orders unless you feel they are harming you.
Call a professional medical malpractice lawyer
There is a statute of limitations on when you can file a lawsuit against a provider. Cases take time to build so you will want to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to begin working on your case. In addition, waiting can lead to lost evidence and create barriers to a successful suit. Contact us at Andersen Morse & Linthorst today to learn what our medical malpractice lawyers in Oregon can do for you.