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Medical Malpractice in Oregon

Has a loved one died unnecessarily while at the hospital? Did a doctor misdiagnose you? Were you injured after being administered the wrong drugs or the improper dosage? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit, which will allow you to recover money to pay for your injuries. Talk to an Oregon medical malpractice lawyer to learn more.

Should You Hire a Med Mal Attorney?

Medical malpractice cases are difficult to win in court. It's not enough for your doctor to have simply failed to diagnose you or that a treatment didn't help cure your medical condition.

Under Oregon negligence law, your medical malpractice attorney must prove:

  • Your doctor or healthcare provider failed to follow the standards of good medical practice (also known as the standard of care)
  • That deviation from the standard left you injured
  • You incurred expenses as a result of your injury

If your med mal attorney proves those three things, your medical malpractic claim will be successful and you can recover money (known as damages) to compensate you for your injuries.

If you're unsure of whether those three conditions exist, schedule an initial consultation with one or several medical malpractice attorneys, share the basic details of your situation and get their opinion. Most med mal lawyers work on contingency&mdashmeaning they only get paid if you get paid&mdashso they're likely to give you an honest and candid assessment of your case.

Find & Hire Local Oregon Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Oregon law gives you a limited period of time to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Generally, you have two years from the date of your injury or the date you knew&mdashor should have known&mdashyou were injured. Because the clock is ticking, you should hire a personal injury lawyer or medical malpractice attorney as quickly as possible.

Attorneys.com can help you locate a medical malpractice lawyer in your area, whether you live in Eugene, Portland, Salem or elsewhere in Oregon. To use our free service, phone us at 877-913-7222 or complete the form on this page.

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