Radiation Error Claims in Portland
Has a radiation error caused a serious injury?
There is no doubt that cancer is a serious and life-changing illness. At
this time in your life, it is imperative that you are receiving the best
possible medical treatment from the start, since
declaring a patient cancer-free relies on the strict diligence of the doctors providing care. One of the
tools used by medical professionals in the fight against cancer cells
While radiation in small doses can be a life-saving treatment, too much
radiation is lethal and can lead to serious personal injury or even a fatality.
Unfortunately, there is little room for improvement once a patient has
suffered an injury from too much radiation. At The Law Offices of Patrick
L. Block, P.C., our
Portland medical malpractice attorney believes that
medical malpractice at the hands of someone that you are trusting to make
the best decisions for your care is absolutely unacceptable. With over 20 years of experience, Attorney Patrick L. Block has dedicated
his legal services to fighting for your right to hold medical professionals
accountable when they make mistakes.
Learn more about how Attorney Block can be an asset to your radiation error case by
calling our offices today!
Radiation Therapy & How It Can Go Wrong
Radiation therapy is a treatment that works to kill cancer cells in the
body by damaging their DNA through the use of internal or external radiation.
Since this treatment can damage the normal, healthy cells within the body,
it is important that care and consideration is used when applying this
treatment to minimize damage.
While there is value to radiation treatment, there are known and documented
ways that a fatal dose can be given to the human body:
- Hospital staff shortages results in overall inattentiveness of medical
- Doctors making mistakes when writing the prescription for radiation therapy.
- Machines can malfunction or develop programming errors.
- Incomplete inspections of radiation equipment.
- Incorrectly positioned radiation beams that miss their intended target.
When radiation errors occur, the results are devastating. Treatment options
are limited, resulting in long-lasting, irreversible, and sometimes fatal
injuries as a result. Medical professionals in Oregon can be held liable
for medical malpractice when their negligence and improper care and treatment
result in injuries to a patient.
There are many types of injuries that can result from radiation therapy,
- Difficulty swallowing
- Loss of teeth
- Difficulty seeing and breathing
- Loss of hearing
- Organ damage
- Radiation burns
- Bone death
- Permanent pain and suffering
When cells have been damaged, treatment options are extremely limited. In fact,
much of the options available are aimed at providing options to simply
live with the injury- not recover from it. Working with the Portland medical malpractice attorney at The Law Offices
of Patrick L. Block, P.C., can help you recover damages for the medical
expenses, loss of employment, chronic pain and suffering, and the trauma
inflicted on your life from the incompetence of a doctor during radiation
Let Portland Attorney Patrick L. Block Take Care of You
Dealing with a radiation treatment error can be a full-time endeavor, and
you do not need to tackle it alone. Named among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers
by the National Trial Lawyers and a member of the Million Dollar Advocates
Forum®, Attorney Block has a proven track record of aggressively pursuing
the interests of his clients with significant results.
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free case evaluation form to get started on your case.
Time is of the essence when you have suffered a medical mistake, and The
Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C. can help ensure that your case moves
as quickly as possible.