Portland Surgical Malpractice Lawyers
Recovering Damages for Surgical Injury Claims
Mistakes in the operating room can result in death, serious brain damage or spinal cord injuries. If someone in your family was injured or killed as the result of surgical malpractice on the part of a surgeon or other member of the surgery team, discuss your legal options with an experienced trial attorney. Contact the law firm of Miller & Wagner in Portland for a free consultation.
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Dave Miller has more than 25 years of experience with the investigation, negotiation and trial of medical malpractice claims, including many years representing doctors and insurance companies in defense of negligence claims.
This defense experience helps Miller & Wagner's clients in many ways, from unique insights into insurance claim evaluation methods to close relationships with the physicians whose expert support is essential to the success of your claim.
In cases of surgical injury, we work with some of the Northwest's most distinguished surgeons and anesthesiologists to determine whether a given injury or death resulted from negligence on the part of a medical professional, or instead reflected a properly disclosed risk of the surgical procedure. Whether the patient accepted the risk of a complication through the informed consent process is often a sharply disputed issue in surgical malpractice litigation.
Our Portland surgical injury attorneys advise and represent people whose surgical malpractice claims involve such mistakes as the following:
- Surgery on the wrong body part or wrong side of the body
- Foreign objects such as sponges or clamps left in the body cavity
- Anesthesia errors leading to death or permanent brain damage
- Surgical cutting errors through conventional procedures or laparoscopy leading to organ damage or spinal cord injury
- Failure to monitor vital signs during or after surgery
- Avoidable complications such as severe infection during post-operative recovery
Miller & Wagner represents personal injury and wrongful death clients in Greater Portland, western Oregon, central Oregon and southwestern Washington. For a free consultation about your legal options in cases of surgical injury, contact our office in Portland.