Oregon Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Have you or someone you love been injured or impacted by a medical professional or healthcare provider's mistake in Oregon? Perhaps a serious diagnosis was missed, avoidable mistakes made during surgery, medication error, or negligent childbirth practice resulting in permanent damage. Whatever the specifics – you did not deserve this.

Pursuing financial compensation seems pointless when just making it through each day is a struggle. But holding the responsible parties accountable is important to prevent others from suffering the same fate. This path is difficult, but you don’t have to walk it alone. With over 40 years of experience representing medical malpractice victims nationwide, the lawyers at Moseley Collins Law are here to help.

Medical malpractice lawyer Introduction to Medical Malpractice Claims in Oregon

Medical negligence occurs when a healthcare professional fails to meet the accepted standard of care, resulting in avoidable patient injury or harm. Doctors, nurses, specialists or any licensed medical provider can commit malpractice by acting recklessly. Some examples experienced medical malpractice attorney include:

  • Misdiagnosing or delayed diagnosis of a serious illness
  • Preventable mistakes during invasive procedures
  • Errors administering anesthesia
  • Maternal negligence during pregnancy or delivery
  • Ignoring symptoms of dangerous conditions
  • Improper infection control practices
  • Failure to order necessary tests or scans

To pursue compensation in Oregon, our lawyers must prove:

  • A provider-patient relationship existed so the provider owed you a duty of care
  • The medical provider breached this duty by deviating from accepted standards
  • This breach directly caused the patient’s injuries
  • Significant damages resulted - such as physical harm, pain, lost income, and reduced quality of life

If you suspect errors or negligence by an Oregon healthcare provider resulted in harm, contact us today. Our consultations are always free. Below we provide an overview of the types of facilities where errors occur, common injuries caused by medical professionals, and areas we serve. Reach out – you don’t have to handle this alone.

Portland medical malpractice Hospitals Serving Oregon State

Some of the hospitals and medical centers serving Oregon include:

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

  • The major academic health center and top trauma center for the entire Pacific Northwest region
  • Highly advanced treatments come greater risks - we help victims when preventable errors occur

As Oregon’s only academic medical center, OHSU handles the most complex treatments and procedures for high-risk patients. Their medical staff sees rare illnesses and performs innovative surgeries other hospitals cannot.

Legacy Health

With multiple facilities across the Portland area, Legacy Health delivers 1 out of every 4 babies in Oregon.

Providence Health System

Yet another massive healthcare system with numerous hospitals and affiliated clinics across Oregon.

Salem Health

As the primary hospital system for Oregon’s capital region, Salem Health provides care across 5 campuses plus outpatient clinics/services.

And many other hospitals...

Including St. Charles Medical Center (Bend), Asante hospitals (Southern Oregon), PeaceHealth facilities (Eugene), mid-Columbia medical centers (The Dalles), Columbia memorial (Astoria), local critical access hospitals, private specialty clinics, rural health centers, nursing homes, and more.

medical malpractice cases involve Common Injuries from Medical Negligence

The tragedies we see from healthcare negligence range widely depending on the specifics of personal injury in each case. Some more common injuries in Oregon include:

Birth Injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Paralysis (Erb’s or Klumpke’s palsy)
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Hypoxia

High-risk deliveries require the utmost skill and care by obstetrics teams. When poor decisions or reckless actions are made during labor or delivery, children can be left with permanent disabilities. Obtaining financial support for victims’ life-long medical equipment, therapy costs and accessibility needs is crucial.

Surgical Errors
  • Damage to organs/tissues
  • Wrong site surgery
  • Retained instruments
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Nerve damage

Patients entrust their care before, during and after surgery to medical teams. But preventable mistakes can and do happen. We help victims recover damages when poor surgical decisions result in permanent injury or impairment.

Failure to Diagnose
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Meningitis
  • Heart attack
  • Appendicitis
  • Aneurysm

Catching these serious conditions early is critical for survival and recovery odds. When medical negligence leads to misinterpretation of scans, ignoring symptoms, or refusal to order key tests, diseases rapidly advance. We fight for patients harmed by failure to diagnose in Oregon.

Medication Errors
  • Wrong drugs/dosages
  • Adverse interactions
  • Allergic reactions
  • Pharmacy dispensing mistakes

Hospitalized patients rely on medical staff to correctly prescribe, dispense and administer all drugs. Errors can quickly become catastrophic. We advocate to recover compensation for victims of negligence related to medications or pharmacy services.

Preventable Infections
  • Sepsis
  • MRSA
  • C. diff
  • Surgical site infections
  • IV line infections

With rigorous infection control practices, many hospital infections could be prevented. When systems fail, superbugs, sepsis and ARIs threaten patient safety. We fight on behalf of victims harmed by inadequate infection protocols.

And other types of injuries such as nursing home abuse, improper medical device use, EMT negligence, and more.

We’re ready to fight for you. Don’t minimize what happened or assume you must handle it alone. Take action now and contact us.

Personal injury law Areas We Serve

At Moseley Collins Law, our dedicated medical malpractice lawyers assist clients across communities statewide. Oregon is home to diverse landscapes and populations ranging from major metropolitan hubs to rural agricultural towns. Healthcare needs span this spectrum as well. Below we highlight locations where our medical malpractice law firm most frequently represents victims of medical negligence.

Top Cities for Advanced Healthcare

Oregon’s primary population centers also house the most prominent healthcare systems with cutting-edge technology and treatments not found elsewhere statewide. With complex medicine comes heightened risks when standards of care fail.

Portland – As Oregon’s largest city, Portland offers globally-renowned advanced care. OHSU and other elite Portland hospitals see the rarest conditions, inviting errors. We represent Portland metro victims.

Eugene – Home to the University of Oregon and PeaceHealth’s main hospital, Eugene attracts patients from hours away seeking cancer therapies, neurosurgery, children’s care and more. Our lawyers are ready when preventable mistakes cause harm.

Salem – The capital houses Salem Hospital's Level II trauma center plus affiliated practices. As the 2nd largest Oregon metro, scaling care for 350,000+ area residents invites negligence. We help local victims pursue fair outcomes.

Gresham – Part of the Portland metropolitan area, Gresham residents often seek advanced treatment at OHSU. Victims harmed by affiliated providers receive our dedicated, legal services and advocacy.

Hillsboro – Also within Portland’s metro, Hillsboro is experiencing a healthcare construction boom, inviting errors as systems expand. We represent victims hurt by the area’s growing, health care networks.

Portland medical malpractice lawyer Additional Service Regions

Beyond these major hubs, our Oregon medical malpractice lawyers handle medical malpractice cases from:

  • Bend
  • Medford
  • Springfield
  • Corvallis
  • Albany
  • Grants Pass
  • Roseburg
  • Pendleton
  • Coos Bay
  • Klamath Falls
  • Lake Oswego
  • Tualatin
  • Plus rural areas within every Oregon county

We help clients pursue compensation after healthcare providers’ negligence. Contact our team to discuss options.

Why Hire Us?

With decades of experience and millions recovered for past clients, our lawyers have the expertise to examine complex cases and maximize results.

Our lawyers leave no stone unturned while building strong cases:

  • Obtain and thoroughly review all medical records
  • Engage independent medical experts across specialties
  • Identify each breach in the standard of care
  • Prove exactly how those breaches caused life-altering harm
  • Calculate current + future financial losses for injured victims

Then we negotiate fiercely or take cases to trial if needed. No case is too large or complex for our team. Put our expertise and resources to work for you. The call is free – so reach to learn more today.

medical malpractice attorneys Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) What does medical malpractice mean in Oregon?

In Oregon, a medical malpractice claim occurs when a healthcare provider fails to meet accepted standards of medical care, resulting in injury or harm to a patient. This can include errors such as misdiagnosis, surgical mistakes, medication errors, childbirth injuries, failure to detect cancer or other serious diseases, preventable infections, and more.

What types of injuries can lead to a medical malpractice case in Oregon?

Some common injuries caused by medical negligence in Oregon include birth-related harm like cerebral palsy or Erb’s palsy, surgical errors causing permanent disability, misdiagnosis of cancer, heart disease, infections leading to sepsis or death, permanent nerve damage, paralysis, pediatric medication overdoses, debilitating hospital-acquired infections, and wrongful death.

How can I know if I have a strong malpractice case in Oregon?

The best way to determine if you have grounds to pursue a claim is to contact our firm for a first free consultation and case evaluation. We will order copies of your complete medical records, have independent specialists review them, identify any breaches found, and provide honest insight on viability. Potential challenges will be discussed upfront so you can decide how to proceed.

Why should I choose Moseley Collins Law for my Oregon medical malpractice case?

With over 40 years of proven success holding healthcare providers liable for negligence, our lawyers have the expertise, resources and reputation to maximize results for injured victims. We have recovered record settlements across the spectrum of medical error cases and have the litigation experience to take on even the largest hospital systems if needed. Put our skills to work for you.

Attorney John Kinney

1012 SW King Ave Suite 104

Portland, OR 97205

Phone: (503) 210-1990

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