Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Grants Pass

Just last year there were nearly 98,000 patients killed – or injured seriously – because of medical errors that could have been prevented. Appallingly, this is the sixth largest killer of Americans today. The law practice of Shlesinger & deVilleneuve is adamant that when you or someone you love suffers physical damage at the fault of a professional health care practitioner, the individual or establishment should always be made morally, lawfully, and economically responsible!

There are two main categories of malpractice claims, and even though these are generally very different in their nature, they might have comparably damaging outcomes. The first category is claims where the injury was sustained as a result of a medical technique which was blatantly neglectful, for instance amputating the incorrect limb. Then there’s the instance where a doctor does not do something which would be considered standard with regard to a patient’s health care, such as neglecting to diagnose an ailment.

Regardless of which category a claim falls into, such claims charging malpractice can usually fit into one of these categorizations:

Medical error

Incorrect diagnosis

Care that is below the community standard or slow

Pharmaceuticals administered incorrectly

Anesthesia mistakes

Surgical oversight

Injuries during birth

Nursing home or long-term care facility neglect

Failure to obtain informed consent

Cases claiming medical malpractice are a few of the most intricate and challenging cases to win. Unlike other kinds of personal injury cases, a case for medical malpractice hinges on medical documentation and testimony given by medical experts. Equally important, the lawyer must be well versed in medical concepts and vernacular and be able to simplify those to a jury. Physicians and medical organizations have intimidating insurance firms that possess limitless resources that regularly challenge malpractice suits. To succeed, you’ll need the type of veteran and skilled law practice with the means and trained professional staff to investigate and support the complicated medical evidence that will be needed to prove your malpractice case. At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, we have been advocating for Oregonians who have fallen victims to the medical profession for more than four decades, and we have been effective at securing awards for our clients. If you have been hurt by medical negligence, don’t hesitate to contact our firm, we will generally speak with you personally that same day and will get a consultation scheduled when necessary. You’ve got numerous things to be concerned about, our fee isn’t one of them. We won’t accept payment unless we are able to obtain a favorable outcome for your case.