Washington County Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys
If you or someone you love has suffered harm due to medical negligence in Washington County, OR, the dedicated patient advocates at Moseley Collins Law may be able to help. With over 40 years of proven success representing nationwide, our lawyers have the expertise to thoroughly investigate incidents of substandard care, build strong legal cases, and fight for maximum compensation for injured clients.
Medical mistakes cause serious injury and death to hundreds of thousands of patients nationally each year. When the carelessness, inattention or negligence of a doctor, nurse, technician, hospital or other healthcare provider in Washington County results in damage or harm to a patient, the patient or their family may have a medical malpractice claim.
Some examples of medical negligence cases the lawyers at Moseley Collins Law commonly see in Washington County and throughout Oregon include surgical mistakes, misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, improper medication administration, anesthesia errors, discharging patients too soon, failure to prevent infections, obstetrics mistakes and delivery room errors, nursing home abuse or neglect, and more.
If you or your loved one suffered harm under a Washington County healthcare professional’s care, you need legal advocates fully prepared to prove negligence, demand accountability from all liable parties, and fight for the fullest financial recovery possible. Please read on to learn more about working with our dedicated Oregon medical malpractice lawyers.Major Medical Facilities Serving Washington County
As one of Oregon’s most populous counties, Washington County has several nationally recognized hospital networks and healthcare systems that provide essential medical services to families in the greater Portland metropolitan area:
Providence Health System – Providence operates two full-service hospitals in Washington County - Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Beaverton and Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center in Oregon City. They also run Providence Cancer Institute as well as numerous specialty clinics and urgent care centers across the county.
Tuality Healthcare - Headquartered in Hillsboro, Tuality operates Tuality Community Hospital along with Tuality Forest Grove Hospital and a network of primary and specialty care clinics serving Washington County communities.
Legacy Health – Though primarily based in Portland proper, the Legacy system manages cardiac rehab clinics, cancer care infusion centers, pediatric therapy offices and other specialty care clinics conveniently located for Washington County patients.
Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center – Kaiser’s Westside Medical Center facility in Hillsboro offers emergency services, hospital care, surgery, lab services, and more to its plan members residing throughout the county.How Medical Negligence Harms Patients
Drawing from over 40 years litigating a wide variety of medical negligence claims, the lawyers from Moseley Collins Law have extensive experience with the all-too-common errors and oversight that cause patient injuries, including:Misdiagnosis & Delayed Diagnosis
Failing to recognize early symptoms of diseases through inaccurate interpretations of imaging scans, lab results, patient-reported complaints, and other warning signs allows conditions like cancer, infections, or cardiovascular disease to rapidly advance past the point of effective intervention. Missing an ectopic pregnancy, appendicitis, or cauda equina syndrome diagnosis can have profound consequences.Surgical Mistakes
Operating room errors remain among the most catastrophic types of malpractice. Our past clients suffered severe disability and loss of limb function when standards of care were ignored such as operating on the wrong body part, leaving foreign objects inside after surgery, employing improper surgical technique that damages healthy tissue, and failing to prevent postoperative infections.Childbirth Injuries
When doctors, nurses and hospitals fail to adhere to proper standards of prenatal care and delivery procedures, the consequences for children can last a lifetime. Preventable birth trauma like oxygen deprivation can cause devastating cerebral palsy, neurological damage, developmental delays and permanent disabilities for infants. No parent expects to take home an unhealthy baby due to negligence.Hospital-Acquired Infections
We have seen many heartbreaking cases where hospital patients contract serious bacterial infections like MRSA and sepsis due to unsterile facilities or instruments and lapses in provider hygiene practices. These often require long intensive hospital stays, isolation, and IV antibiotics to treat while patients decline rapidly.Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Elderly nursing facility residents and rehabilitation patients often depend entirely on staff for their safety and care needs. When staff fail to provide adequate nutrition, supervision for falls/wandering, hygiene, medication administration, or use of medical devices, serious harm results. Bedsores, bone fractures, weight loss, and more affect quality of life.
These are just some of the types of medical errors our law firm frequently sees causing terrible pain and suffering for patients and families. The lawyer team at Moseley Collins Law works tirelessly to secure financial compensation and justice.Our Investigation Process and Approach
Successfully proving medical malpractice and securing rightful compensation typically requires in-depth investigation and seasoned litigation skills. Upon signing with our firm, our first priorities are gathering all pertinent medical records, reports, and other evidence then engaging multiple independent specialists to review these materials and provide their expert analysis of what went wrong and where standards of care were breached.
Our firm works with medical experts across a wide variety of specialties to scrutinize all aspects of care surrounding the incident. For example, a single client’s case could involve an emergency medicine expert to evaluate actions in the ER, a cardiologist to assess cardiac care prior to a heart attack, an internal medicine expert to examine chronic disease management, a pathologist to analyze lab test handling, intensive care specialists to review hospital treatment, and other specialists depending on the unique circumstances.
Successfully proving medical malpractice involves demonstrating:
- Duty of Care - The doctor or medical provider owed a duty to the patient to provide competent care that adhered to accepted standards.
- Breach of Duty - The provider failed to meet the appropriate standard of care resulting in medical negligence.
- Causation - The breach of duty directly caused the patient's subsequent injuries or damages.
- Damages - The full effects of resulting physical injuries, emotional distress, lost income, disability, reduced life expectancy, and impacts on quality of life.
With medical litigation involving such high stakes, the lawyers at Moseley Collins Law diligently collect all pertinent facts and evidence related to alleged medical negligence incidents in Washington County and beyond. We then utilize polished negotiation tactics with insurance carriers and proven courtroom skills to pursue full and fair recoveries for our injured clients. Please contact us for a free consultation to discuss your potential case.Cities and Towns We Serve in Washington County
The medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law assist injured victims and families in all areas throughout Washington County, OR and surrounding communities including:
- Forest Grove
- North Plains
And more towns and cities located in Washington County. We help shine a spotlight on questionable care to prevent similar outcomes for future patients. Standing up to large hospitals and negligence takes tenacity and resources, which our lawyers provide.Why Choose Moseley Collins Law for Medical Malpractice
If you or someone you care for suffered harm due to medical errors made in Washington County, OR, having an experienced lawyer on your side is crucial to help investigate what went wrong fully, prove negligence, and fight for maximum compensation. The credentials and track record of Moseley Collins Law set us apart as Oregon’s go-to firm for malpractice litigation.
Proven Malpractice Litigation Success
Our medical malpractice lawyers have accumulated decades of hands-on experience taking complex, high-value cases to trial when early settlements do not adequately compensate clients. We know what it takes to prove malpractice liability, impress juries, and motivate settlements from insurers - millions recovered for past clients.
Award-Winning Client Service
We limit caseloads so clients work directly with lead partners, not passed between anonymous junior staff. This allows wholly dedicating top resources to uncover malpractice evidence and expert opinions affirming standards of care were breached and directly harmed clients long-term. Communication excels.
Meticulous Litigation Approach
Early case investigation and preparation is extensive, tapping independent specialists across every field related to alleged malpractice – emergency medicine, surgery, oncology, pediatrics - to provide detailed forensic analysis of client medical records. This sets the stage for aggressive settlement negotiations by confirming case merits leverage. We invest in our clients.
The Washington County medical malpractice lawyers blend compassion, assertiveness and legal experience into personalized advocacy for those harmed by medical errors. Contact us for dedicated assistance.Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) What Types of Medical Errors May Constitute Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when healthcare professionals violate the accepted standard of care and harm patients in preventable ways. This can include surgical mistakes, misdiagnosis, medication errors, childbirth injuries, infection control lapses, anesthesia errors, inappropriate treatment, and other forms of negligence.How Can You Evaluate If My Situation Qualifies as Malpractice?
Medical malpractice lawyers conduct in-depth investigations and secure independent doctor expert case reviews to identify breaches in standards of care within healthcare services rendered. If you suffered preventable injuries or complications, you may possess a valid claim.What Kinds of Injuries Can Result from Medical Negligence?
The impacts of malpractice range widely from short-term treatable illnesses to permanent lifelong disabilities and even wrongful death. Some examples we see often are surgical damage causing disfigurement, delayed cancer diagnosis, paralysis from anesthesia errors, cerebral palsy due to birth trauma, severe infections, loss of limb function, chronic pain, and more.Is Taking a Malpractice Case to Trial Inevitable?
Not at all - through extensive pre-trial negotiation highlighting evidence of negligence and leveraging case merits, many medical malpractice lawsuits settle favorably out of court before ever reaching a jury trial. However, experienced lawyers prepare every case for trial in the event settlement talks fail to secure just recovery.Are There Set Time Limits to File Malpractice Litigation?
Yes, each state imposes strict deadlines called "statutes of limitations" dictating the window patients have to pursue medical negligence legal action after incidents occur or risk losing rights to claims forever. Oregon generally allows 2 years from discovery of injury. Consulting a malpractice lawyer promptly remains vital however.