Bend, OR Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Have you or someone you love suffered harm due to medical negligence in Bend or Central Oregon? Perhaps a serious diagnosis got missed, a preventable surgical mistake occurred, there was a medication error or birth injury causing permanent damage.

Whatever the specifics of your situation may be, you likely feel confused and overwhelmed trying to process it all. Normal reactions can range from grief over loss of health to anger at avoidable errors made by trusted physicians. You may even feel pressure to "just move on." But taking legal action does not mean dwelling on the past. It means fighting for the best possible future under unfortunate circumstances not of your choosing.

At Moseley Collins Law, our lawyers devote decades of experience exclusively toward representing victims injured by medical negligence nationwide. We have the expertise to thoroughly investigate incidents of substandard medical care, build strong cases demonstrating breaches in standards, and pursue maximum compensation from all liable parties.

If an Oregon healthcare provider's negligence harmed you or a loved one in Bend or Central Oregon, please read on to learn more about how our firm can help victims and their families.

Examples of Common Medical Errors

As patient advocates, the legal team at Moseley Collins Law has seen hundreds upon hundreds of instances where substandard medical care or downright negligence caused preventable patient harm. Some of the more frequent medical errors we see include:

Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis

Missing early symptoms of diseases through inaccurate interpretations of imaging scans, lab results, patient-reported complaints and more causes conditions like cancer, infections or cardiovascular disease to rapidly advance past the point of intervention.

Surgical Mistakes

Errors in the operating room that breach standards of reasonable care remain among the most catastrophic types of medical negligence we see. Severe disability and loss of limb function occur when rules get ignored, such as operating on the wrong body part, leaving foreign objects inside after surgery, employing improper technique that damages healthy tissues, or failing to prevent postoperative infections.

Medication Errors

Hospitalized patients rely on medical staff to correctly prescribe, dispense and administer all drugs. But mix ups still frequently happen involving wrong medications given, incorrect dosages, overlooked drug allergies and contraindications, inadequate monitoring of side effects, and other mishaps that compromise patient well-being.

Childbirth Injuries

When poor decisions or reckless actions take place during prenatal care through delivery, newborns may sustain brain bleeds, cerebral palsy, brachial plexus injuries and permanent damage. Any departure from accepted birthing standards must be addressed to help families secure lifelong care resources for affected infants.

Preventable Infections

With rigorous infection control practices inside hospitals, many illnesses caused by IV-line infections, surgical site contamination and superbugs like MRSA or C. diff could be prevented. But when systemic infection protocols get ignored, patient consequences turn dire.

And other types of medical errors -- our legal team has extensive experience with the all-too-common oversights and negligent actions that bring preventable harm to patients in Bend and across Central Oregon.

Central Oregon Cities and Towns We Serve

Central Oregon Cities and Towns We Serve

At Moseley Collins Law, our dedicated Oregon medical malpractice lawyers assist injured victims and families throughout Bend and Central Oregon including:

  • Bend
  • Redmond
  • Sisters
  • La Pine
  • Sunriver
  • Black Butte Ranch
  • Terrebonne
  • Madras
  • Prineville
  • Warm Springs

Additionally, our lawyers handle hospital negligence cases stemming from medical errors at healthcare facilities throughout the state. If you received negligent care anywhere in Oregon, we encourage you to reach out. We are committed to helping families obtain accountability and compensation after medical negligence leads to catastrophic injury or wrongful death.

Major Hospitals and Health Systems in Central Oregon

Some of the largest hospitals, medical centers and health networks serving patients in the Bend and Central Oregon area include:

  • St. Charles Health System - Operates hospitals, clinics and primary care offices throughout Central Oregon based in Bend. Facilities located in Redmond, Prineville, Madras and other communities.
  • Mosaic Medical - Community health centers and clinics located throughout Central Oregon providing primary care, pediatrics, women's health, dental and more.
  • PacificSource Health Plans - Regional health insurance provider based in Springfield, OR with tens of thousands of members in Deschutes and neighboring counties.

If you or someone you love suffered harm due to medical negligence at any Central Oregon healthcare provider, the lawyers at Moseley Collins Law can investigate what happened and fight for your rights. Reach out today for a free consultation.

Common Injuries from Medical Negligence

Given the complex nature of medicine today, even reasonable mistakes can have severe consequences for patients. Some of the most catastrophic injuries our Bend medical malpractice lawyers see in cases involving negligence include:

  • Brain damage - Lack of oxygen and other errors can lead to hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, cerebral palsy, and cognitive deficits requiring lifetime care costing millions of dollars.
  • Spinal cord injuries - Damage to the spinal cord can cause partial or total paralysis. This often leads to permanent disability along with loss of mobility, sensation and functioning of bladder/bowels.
  • Amputation - Surgical errors and advanced infections may necessitate amputation of limbs when providers fail to restore blood flow or control disease progression. Amputation dramatically impacts quality of life.
  • Blindness - Medication errors, anesthesia accidents, undiagnosed increased cranial pressure and other issues can result in total or partial vision loss forever changing a person's independence.
  • Wrongful death - Delays in diagnosis and treatment, improper performance of procedures, disregard for symptoms, and other negligence can end lives prematurely when timely care may have saved a patient. No amount of money can ever make up for losing a loved one.

Holding negligent doctors, nurses and healthcare providers responsible is the only way to make things right after malpractice leads to such catastrophic results. Our firm can help you understand your legal options and whether you have a case in Oregon.

Key Elements of a Bend, OR Medical Malpractice Claim

Like most states, Oregon has specific laws governing medical malpractice claims and what patients must prove to show a healthcare provider acted negligently. In general, the key elements include demonstrating:

  • A provider-patient relationship existed so the provider owed a duty of care
  • The provider breached the duty of care, deviating from accepted standards
  • The breach directly caused identifiable physical harm

Successfully proving malpractice means showing exactly how the healthcare professional failed to meet expected standards of medical care, and how that specific failure harmed you or your loved one. Evaluating complex cases requires consulting nursing and physician experts to analyze medical records and provide testimony.

With decades of experience, our firm has cultivated relationships with trustworthy medical experts across every specialty including anesthesiology, cardiology, emergency medicine, hospital administration, nursing care, obstetrics, oncology, pharmacy practices, surgery procedures and more. Their expertise is invaluable in understanding exactly what went wrong and where providers breached their duties.

Bend, OR Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations

Bend, OR Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations

Under Oregon law, those injured by medical errors generally have two years from the date of injury to file a malpractice lawsuit.

With complicated rules and sometimes vague injury dates, you could lose your right to recover down the road if legal action is not taken promptly. Our Bend medical malpractice lawyers recognize the urgency of preserving a victim's rights by beginning investigations and filing claims as quickly as possible.

Our Track Record of Past Results

When navigating the complex legal process following medical negligence, clients place their trust in lawyers to produce results and secure the outcome they deserve. Moseley Collins Law is proud to be recognized as having one of the top medical malpractice litigation teams nationwide due to our proven history of accomplishment over decades.

Though each case has unique aspects and no lawyer can ethically promise a specific result, our firm has built a distinguished record of multi-million dollar recoveries for clients in all types of medical negligence cases over our 40+ year history.

If we take your case, you can trust that our entire team will work with the goal of securing full financial recovery for your harms and losses. We have the expertise, resources and determination to stand up to negligent healthcare providers on issues involving the most severe medical errors.

Why Choose Us?

Moseley Collins Law stands out as the right choice for victims of medical negligence in Central Oregon and nationwide because of our:

  • Four decades of in-depth medical malpractice litigation experience that brings strategic perspective to these complex cases.
  • Laser-focused 100% medical negligence law practice allowing our lawyers to specialize with great depth of knowledge versus general personal injury firms.
  • Meticulous approach to investigating failures in patient care, leaving no detail unscrutinized. This builds leverage in negotiations.
  • Superior access to esteemed veteran medical experts who provide authoritative opinions on liability to counter defendant rhetoric.
  • Compassionate counsel guiding clients through dense legal intricacies with empathy and concern for their well-being.
  • Dedication to personalized representation, understanding no two medical error cases are quite the same.
  • Proven track record of sizable recoveries for injured clients, even in difficult or novel cases involving medical negligence.

Our firm provides the legal skill, medical knowledge and personal commitment to clients necessary for resolving medical negligence claims involving catastrophic injury or death. We fight to uncover every detail that caused harm, to prepare aggressively for trial, in order to tenaciously advocate for justice.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)What Is Considered Medical Malpractice in Oregon?

Medical malpractice occurs under Oregon laws when a healthcare professional fails to meet the accepted standard of medical care and harms a patient in a preventable manner. This can include surgical mistakes, misdiagnoses, medication errors, birth injuries, hospital infections, unreasonable treatment delays and other forms of negligence.

What Medical Costs Can My Claim Seek to Recover?

You can claim both past medical costs paid out-of-pocket and calculate sizable future medical expenses needed over one's lifespan for health consequences stemming from negligent medical care. This includes hospital bills, medications/devices, surgeries, home health aids, accessibility renovation, physical therapy and more.

How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

In Oregon, you generally have 2 years from the date of injury to file a claim, or 2 years from the date you discover the injury resulted from said negligence. Cases involving minors must often be filed shortly after their 18th birthday. Call now for a free consultation so we can evaluate your case and timeframe.

Can I Pursue a Case If Mistakes Occurred Years Ago?

Often yes. As long as court filing happens within the proper statute of limitations window from discovery of the injury originating from past medical errors, old cases can still qualify. A lawyer explores time limit details further during your free case assessment.

Having an experienced medical malpractice lawyer makes the difference toward overcoming tragic events through compassion and justice. Moseley Collins Law proudly serves Central Oregon and assists injury victims statewide. Please reach out for dedicated assistance from legal advocates who listen and offer hope for brighter days ahead.

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