Although doctors and nurses are only human, mistakes in the context of a life-and-death medical scenario can be a lot more costly than in the rest of life – in fact, medical error is the 3rd leading cause of death for American adults. If a medical mistake was caused by a medical professional’s lack of care and concern, those who become injured can file a malpractice lawsuit and ask for restitution from their care providers.
When you turn to The Gatti Law Firm, our Clackamas medical malpractice lawyers can apply rigorous examination and investigation methods to your case. We want to make sure that you have the best possible chance at receiving compensation for your injuries, and we’re prepared to stand up against large healthcare providers and their legal teams on your behalf.
Schedule your free consultation today when you call (503) 543-1114.
Examples of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice can often be difficult to spot, precisely because patients are so dependent on medical professionals for advice, diagnoses, and technical knowledge. It can also involve multiple parties, as in the case of a hospital that is poorly staffed, or a prescription swap at the pharmacy due to a lack of communication. Either way, the results for patients can be nothing short of devastating.
Some of the most commonly seen medical errors and mistakes include:
- Failure to diagnose a life-threatening condition
- “Never events,” such as leaving items during surgery
- Prescription errors
- Failure to prevent a severe allergic reaction
- Hospital communication errors
- Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs)
- Wrong site surgery, or operating on the wrong body part
- Anesthesia errors
- Performing unnecessary treatments and surgeries
- Understaffing and lack of supervision, leading to injuries
- Using defective medical devices
The Value of Hiring Legal Counsel
Because of their complexity and technical nature, medical malpractice cases are notoriously hard to litigate and win. Hospitals often have deep pockets, and may hire experienced defense attorneys to protect their interests and the reputation of their doctors.
With our dedicated medical malpractice team in Clackamas, you can rest assured that we’ll work tirelessly on your behalf. Having won millions of dollars for our clients in 45 years of legal experience, our track record shows that we can pursue justice for the victims of physician and hospital negligence – and win the recovery that they deserve.
Ready to get started? Contact our team by phone at (503) 543-1114 or schedule a consultation online.