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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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
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.