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, 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 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
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to read your medical chart
  • Failure to give clear instructions to nurses
  • Surgical errors
  • Infections resulting from unsanitary conditions

Our Attorneys on Your Side

Dave Miller and Bob Wagner both began their legal careers as a defense lawyer for malpractice insurance companies. Their insights into the claim evaluation and investigation process from the defense side can give you an accurate idea of the strength and value of your case. They also have access to a wide network of outstanding medical experts — trusted professionals whose involvement with your case is indispensable to its success. In fact, Oregon and Washington doctors often call Miller & Wagner when they need advice about potential malpractice claims for their own family members and friends.


Call 866-785-6625 concerning hospital liability for employed physicians

From our offices in Portland, our medical malpractice trial attorneys represent plaintiffs in medical negligence claims against physicians and health care providers throughout Oregon and Washington. For your convenience, we have a satellite office in Eugene.

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