Do I Have A Medical Malpractice Case?
People who have been harmed by medical negligence may be entitled to claim compensation for their financial losses, pain and suffering, and other economic and noneconomic losses. But it is important to remember that not all adverse medical outcomes are the result of negligence. Before a medical malpractice case can proceed, a careful examination of the facts concerning the medical care provided must occur.
At Miller & Wagner, LLP, we vigorously represent people who have suffered injuries and families of deceased patients in medical negligence cases. If you or a family member has been harmed by a negligent doctor, nurse, hospital or another medical provider, we can represent you.
Call Miller & Wagner, LLP, in Portland at 503-299-6116 for a free consultation.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
When a medical provider fails to provide treatment that meets the recognized standard of care and an injury or death results, there may be an actionable medical malpractice case. It could involve hospital negligence, failure to diagnose cancer, a mistake made during surgery or other types of negligence. However, for a case to succeed, many facts must be established, including:
- The existence of a medical relationship between the patient and the medical provider
- The standard of care that the medical provider owed the patient
- How the medical provider failed to meet that standard of care (this could be actions the provider took or failed to take)
- A causal link between the medical care provided or lack of care and the injuries the patient suffered
In addition, to be actionable a case must meet certain other criteria, including the medical malpractice statute of limitations.
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An attorney at our firm can review your case and explain how we can help you. Call Miller & Wagner, LLP, at 503-299-6116 or contact us online. We represent people throughout Oregon and Southern Washington.