Columbia County Medical Malpractice Lawyer

When you or a loved one suffers an injury or death due to the negligent actions of a trusted medical professional, the pain and loss can be immeasurable. Medical errors cause hundreds of thousands of serious injuries and deaths in America each year. If you or your family have been impacted in the Columbia County, Oregon area, you need and deserve answers and justice.

Our law firm has over 40 years of experience standing up for victims of medical malpractice and hospital negligence. We focus specifically on the most catastrophic injury cases that require round-the-clock care, including birth injuries, surgical mistakes, misdiagnosed conditions, delayed treatment, and wrongful death. With extensive resources, medical expertise, and a proven track record, we advocate for victims and families to investigate what went wrong and pursue maximum compensation in Oregon and Washington.

Examples of Medical Malpractice
  • Surgical complications - from organ punctures to severed nerves to objects left inside patients after surgery.
  • Childbirth injuries - when deficient prenatal care or delivery room errors lead to cerebral palsy, Erb's or Klumpke's palsy, hypoxia, and other conditions for infants.
  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of severe illnesses - which prevents effective early treatment of heart attacks, cancers, infections, stroke and more.
  • Emergency room or urgent care oversights - failure to recognize subtle symptoms requiring intervention.

Helping Victims and Families Recover Compensation

Helping Victims and Families Recover Compensation

Navigating the aftermath of medical negligence can be confusing and overwhelming for injured patients and grieving families unfamiliar with the healthcare and legal systems. Columbia County victims can rely on us to conduct an exhaustive investigation of your case while you focus on healing and recovery. We hire independent medical experts from fields like emergency medicine, surgery, neurology, pediatrics, and more. Our thorough case evaluations identify:

  • The full extent of your current and future medical needs
  • Specific standards and protocols the providers violated
  • How the negligence directly caused the injury or death
  • Accountability gaps and safety practices requiring improvement to prevent similar harm to others

If our lawyers confirm malpractice occurred, we handle the entire legal process seeking financial damages. Proven verdicts and settlements ensure you or your family members get access to specialized medical care, therapies, equipment, modifications, and other resources needed moving forward. Though no amount of money can make up for losing a loved one or living with a permanent disability from negligence, it provides a safety net enabling the highest quality of life attainable.

Our decades of experience with hundreds medical malpractice clients has shown grieving families use funds from verdicts and settlements to:

  • Transition a surviving child into adapted special education programs catered to their needs
  • Modify vehicles and renovate homes to accommodate disabilities
  • Cover growing expenses of medications, equipment rentals/purchasing, home healthcare services
  • Take time off work to adjust while providing stability until return

We customize calculated damages understanding no two clients’ current or prospective medical costs are alike.

Columbia County Communities We Serve

We proudly serve Columbia county and surrounding areas including:

  • Scappoose
  • St. Helens
  • Clatskanie
  • Rainier
  • Deer Island
  • Warren and more

We proudly offer free, no-obligation consultations, during which we will:

  • Review your case specifics and answer questions
  • Explain your legal rights and options for holding negligent parties accountable
Major Hospitals Serving in Columbia County, OR

Columbia County offers comprehensive medical facilities to the over 50,000 local residents of Oregon towns including Scappoose, St. Helens, Clatskanie, Rainier, Deer Island, and Warren. The two main hospitals in Columbia County that provide care are:

Columbia Memorial Hospital: Columbia Memorial Hospital in St. Helens is the largest medical center serving Columbia County residents. This full-service facility provides 24/7 emergency care, surgical procedures, diagnostic imaging, cancer treatments, maternity care and childbirth, and ICU care. They have been a trusted community healthcare provider for over 66 years.

Providence St. Vincent Hospital: Providence St. Vincent operates a network of clinics and specialty care centers including Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, just a 30 minute drive from Columbia County. It is a faith-based, not-for-profit Catholic network of doctors serving communities across Oregon with advanced telehealth urgent care, behavioral health, orthopedics, cardiology, and additional healthcare services.

These two hospitals each offer high quality medical services for residents throughout Columbia County. Their convenient proximity via I-30 allows for local emergency care as well as referral services for more advanced surgical, cancer, trauma, or intensive treatments at their larger Portland or St. Helens campuses.

Trust the Experience of Our Oregon Legal Team

Trust the Experience of Our Oregon Legal Team

Do not hesitate to call our office for empathetic guidance. Our first priority is explaining whether we may legally represent you in court. If outside variables prevent formal representation, we will still point you toward other capable regional specialists equipped to handle your unique situation. 

We have helped numerous grieving families and victims secure settlements allowing for:

  • Construction costs adapting homes for wheelchair access, lifts, and mobility accommodations
  • Income replacements making up for family members leaving jobs attending to injuries
  • Trusts set aside covering lifetime equipment replacements like electric wheelchairs

Recoveries cannot restore broken bodies, but financial security lifts overwhelming burdens so survivors focus on the road ahead–not constantly struggling making ends meet.

Reach out today for personalized guidance understanding the options and navigating medical malpractice claims positively impacting your life in Oregon or Southwest Washington.

Why Choose Moseley Collins Law Firm

Trusted Experience

Our firm has over 40 years successfully representing injury victims. Known and respected advocates with proven results.

Laser-Focus on Catastrophic Cases Requiring 24/7 Care

We focus specifically on the most devastating birth injuries, surgical errors, delayed diagnoses, and negligence resulting in permanent disabilities or wrongful death. Extensive case experience translates to superior results.

Rigorous Investigation Leaves No Stone Unturned

We build strong cases exposing negligence through exhaustive review of medical records, consulting renowned specialists, revealing hospital protocol breaches, and showing how patients endured life-changing harm.

Compassionate Client Relationships

We appreciate clinical details that mean little without showing how patients and families are forever impacted by malpractice. Our supportive team truly understands the physical, emotional and financial toll and makes clients our priority throughout the resolution process.

Record of Results

With multimillion-dollar results secured for clients, we know what it takes to prove damages in court and motivate fair settlements. We tailor cases to local juries revealing the real community impacts when trusted physicians make avoidable mistakes.

If you or a loved one suffered catastrophic injury in Columbia County, choose the firm with the staff, expertise and resources to win cases others turn down. Let us review your potential malpractice claim today through a free consultation.

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Navigating life with disabilities or without loved ones requires tremendous courage and sacrifice every day. Adding denied accountability and injustice to irreversible harm only makes the grieving process harder. Instead of helplessly accepting what happened, fight back. For over forty years, we have empowered everyday people to demand change locally and statewide after negligence forever impacted patients and families. Though past verdicts and settlements cannot erase memories, they ensure the funds are there allowing victims to move ahead positively. Our tireless investigation builds arguments uncovering what went wrong and why - outlining every chance missed preventing life-shattering injury or death. Reach out today for personalized guidance understanding the options and navigating medical malpractice claims positively impacting your life in Oregon or Southwest Washington.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)What Qualifies as Medical Malpractice in Columbia County, OR?

Medical malpractice is when a healthcare professional fails to meet accepted standards of care and causes injury or death as a result of negligence. Examples in Columbia County may include surgical mistakes, childbirth injuries, misdiagnosed conditions, medication errors, and more.

What Types of Compensation Can I Recover If I Have a Columbia County Medical Malpractice Case?

If our investigation proves malpractice occurred, we will fight to recover full compensation on your behalf. This may include recovery for current and future medical bills, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, physical and emotional pain/suffering, and wrongful death damages.

Is There a Cap or Limit on Medical Negligence Claims in Oregon?

Oregon does not impose any caps or limits on the amount of compensation medical malpractice victims can legally recover if successful in their case except in the case of death or cases involving public entities. Awards are based on the losses and damages fully proven in court.

What Does Your Law Firm Charge Clients for Pursuing Medical Malpractice Cases?

Absolutely nothing up front. We take cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only collect if money is recovered for you. And consultation is always free. This guarantees affordable access to justice for injured victims.

Attorney John Kinney

1012 SW King Ave Suite 104

Portland, OR 97205

Phone: (503) 210-1990

Client Reviews
"When I was injured I felt truly hopeless. I didn't know where to turn when I was released from the hospital. Luckily, I remembered your phone number and I called you. You won a nice settlement for me. Thank you!" Charles T.
"May God bless you always, Moseley and your wonderful staff. You all were there for us when we needed it most. We are forever grateful." Tina N.
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