Hospital Liability for Employed Physicians — Portland Law Firm
Many hospitals in Oregon and Washington hire doctors to provide care to patients when the patient's regular doctor is not available. If a hospital hires a doctor who is incompetent or unlicensed, it may be liable for injuries caused by that doctor.
At Miller & Wagner, LLP, our lawyers investigate and present damage claims for medical negligence, including negligent hiring of physicians. Our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. With offices in Eugene and Portland, our lawyers represent families throughout Oregon and southwestern Washington.
Hospitalists and Hospital Liability
If your doctor cannot attend to sudden symptoms or a worsening health condition while you are admitted to a hospital, you may be treated by a "hospitalist" — a doctor hired by the hospital to provide care in this situation. Hospitals are required to carefully screen the doctors they hire to ensure that patients are treated by competent and credentialed physicians.
If you suffered an injury due to improper medical treatment by a hospital doctor in Oregon or southwestern Washington, you are entitled to full compensation for all of the damages you suffered as a result. Examples of improper medical treatment include:
- Failure to monitor your medical condition
- Medication errors
- Failure to read your medical chart
- Failure to give clear instructions to nurses
- Surgical errors
- Infections resulting from unsanitary conditions
As a former medical malpractice defense attorney, Dave Miller has access to an outstanding network of physicians who can review the facts of your case and identify signs of negligence by a medical provider.
Contact Our Physician Negligence Hospital Liability Attorneys in Oregon
Call 503-299-6116 or 866-785-6625 to arrange a no-cost consultation concerning hospital liability for employed physicians. Our Portland attorneys represent clients throughout Oregon and southwestern Washington. For your convenience, we have a satellite office in Eugene.