Hospitals, surgery centers and other medical facilities in Oregon and Washington may be liable for negligence in granting credentials or privileges to physicians who are incompetent or unlicensed. If you have been injured by physician malpractice, our attorneys will review the doctor’s credentials to determine if he or she should have been allowed to practice in the facility.
At Miller & Wagner, our attorneys investigate and present damage claims for medical negligence, including negligence credentialing of physicians. Our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. With offices in Pacific City and Portland, our lawyers represent families throughout Oregon and southwestern Washington.
Responsibilities of Medical Centers in Credentialing Physicians
Doctors are not allowed to treat patients at hospitals, surgery centers and other health care facilities in Washington and Oregon unless they demonstrate their competency through credentialing. Sometimes doctors lose their right to practice medicine for disciplinary reasons, malpractice or lack of continuing education. If a hospital allows a doctor without proper credentials to continue to treat patients at the facility, it may be liable.
If you suffered an injury from an uncredentialed medical provider, you may be entitled to compensation for damages such as pain and suffering, economic losses and disability. Our lawyers have the experience to investigate your care to determine whether you have a strong case for recovering compensation from the medical facility.
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 Pacific City.