Your Rights and What You Need to Know
Get answers from a Portland Injury Attorney. Medical malpractice can be simply understood as medical negligence. If you go to a health care provider and their negligence causes an injury then you may have a claim for medical malpractice. You have to prove the health care provider did not use the care ordinarily used by providers in the community where you got treatment. This is what’s referred to the standard of care
and it might vary depending on where you received treatment.
Choosing a qualified Doctor
If you’re concerned about your doctor you can search theOregon medical malpractice database
to see if your doctor has been the subject of a medical malpractice claim. One thing to be aware of if your medical malpractice claim occurred at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) is the claim falls under Oregon Tort Claims Act
. The act requires you to give notice to a public organization that you intend to file a lawsuit against them and the notice must be sent to them within 180 days of the injury
causing event. If you don’t send this notice you will not be able to pursue compensation against OHSU. It is very important to contact an injury attorney in Portland immediately to discuss the need for sending the notice.
There are many myths about medical malpractice claims. If you are interested in seeing some of the statistics, check out the NPDB database.
Some examples of Oregon cases we handle:
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to properly treat
- Birth injuries
- Surgical error
- Medication error
- Failure to order proper tests
If you or a loved one have been recently injured due to a medical professional’s negligence, call Dawson Law Group at 503-919-1315 for a free and confidential consultation. During your call, one of our Portland personal injury attorneys can answer your questions, help you assess your case, and give you advice on the best way to proceed. For more information on filing a medical malpractice claim in Portland, read ourMalpractice FAQs page.