Knowledgeable Portland OR Medical Malpractice Attorneys Ready To Help You
Medical negligence is estimated to kill 98,000 Americans every year.
Countless other patients sustain serious personal injury as a result of mistakes that occur during surgery, from wrong or missed diagnosis, or from a medication error. If you or a loved one suffered from a medical mistake, speak with our medical malpractice lawyers and find out if you have a case.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement estimates there are 15 million incidents of medical harm inflicted each year. Wrong limbs are removed, tests that prove serious illness are ignored, injury or death is sustained at birth, or patients die from negligence in nursing homes or care facilities.
Doctors and other healthcare providers make mistakes – like any other professionals. When their mistakes fall below the standard of care and cause injury, they are held responsible under medical negligence or malpractice laws.
Instead of admitting accountability, medical professionals, hospitals or nursing homes in Greater Portland and across Oregon and Washington, often choose to ignore the harm they have caused. Many facilities have large risk assessment departments that defend their staff and help the insurance company avoid taking care of victims.
Medical negligence cases are often complex. Expert testimony is required in nearly every case to show that a health care practitioner has fallen below the standard of care. An investigative review is necessary to assess accountability. Though cases may be settled or resolved, insurance companies increasingly choose to litigate these complex and expensive cases.
Let Us Take the Burden off Your Shoulders
Regardless of whether the insurance company is willing to settle your case or is intent on taking it to trial, at D’Amore Law Group, we will work diligently to make sure you receive the financial compensation you deserve. Our attorneys, led by firm founder Tom D’Amore, have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims of medical malpractice, and we can use our experience in insurance settlement negotiations and medical malpractice litigation to aggressively pursue just compensation for the costs of your health care provider’s mistake.
What constitutes “just” compensation for the life-altering effects of medical malpractice? This is a challenging question, and many people will rightfully feel that no amount of money can compensate for what they have lost. If you are unable to work, enjoy life, or place your trust in another doctor, it may seem that no amount of money can truly provide “just” compensation.
But, the direct financial costs of injuries, illnesses, and complications caused by medical malpractice can be substantial, and the compensation available for non-financial costs will often far exceed the damages that are recoverable for out-of-pocket losses. Filing a medical malpractice claim is also important for holding your health care provider accountable and reducing the likelihood of similar mistakes being made in the future. As a result, if you are a victim of medical malpractice, it is extremely important that you take the necessary action to assert your legal rights.
How We Help Victims of Medical Malpractice in Portland, OR
While it is the most straightforward to say that we help victims of medical malpractice in Portland, OR, recover just compensation, the reality is that we do much more for our clients. From helping our clients obtain treatment from trustworthy doctors to exploring all potential sources of financial compensation, we assist our clients every step of the way on the road to recovery. When you choose D’Amore Law Group to represent you, our attorneys and staff members will:
- Determine the specific cause of your injury, illness, or complication;
- Deal with your health care provider’s medical malpractice insurer on your behalf;
- Negotiate for a favorable settlement;
- Take your medical malpractice claim to trial if necessary;
- Help you make informed decisions about your medical care and moving on after your case,
- Pursue any available claims for compensation related to your underlying injury or illness (e.g., if you were injured in a vehicle collision or suffered an occupational illness).
Contact Our Portland OR Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today
When you or a family member is hurt or dies as a result of medical negligence, seek advice from an experienced law firm. Consult at D’Amore Law Group before agreeing with an insurance company. You may be signing away your rights. Meet with an experienced Portland OR medical malpractice attorney in one of our conveniently located offices in Portland, Lake Oswego, Bend, Oregon or Vancouver, Washington.
“Tom D’Amore is diligent, intelligent, and best of all, not afraid to try a case.”
Gene Hallman, Pendleton, Oregon Attorney and 2009 Distinguished Attorney Award, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association