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Surgical Errors in Portland

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The trust you place in your physicians and nurses during a surgery should be honored with meticulous care, professionalism, and caution. If you or a family member did not receive the care you deserved during a surgery, and if this negligence resulted in an injury or even the death, you should not hesitate to speak to a Portland medical malpractice attorney.

At The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C., we are passionate about protecting the rights of our clients and holding irresponsible or guilty parties accountable for the pain they have caused. We are prepared to help you seek just legal recourse against the responsible individuals through a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit.

Do I have a valid malpractice claim?

Unfortunately, things go wrong in surgeries all the time, and sometimes those complications are unavoidable by even the most competent of doctors. However, complications are often the result of a surgeon or nurse's negligence, in which case injured patients may be eligible to receive compensation on the basis of medical malpractice. This requires proof that a doctor or nurse acted in a manner that does not align with the standard of care and professionalism to which the industry is held.

Examples of negligence that can qualify as malpractice include:

  • Lack of skill or experience
  • Poor planning prior to operation
  • Procedural errors
  • Fatigue after long shifts
  • Influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Lack of care or attention
  • Improper communication between surgeons and assistants

If negligence resulted in an injury during a surgery, you have the right to take action to be compensated for your pain and suffering. Being forced to endure physical, emotional, and financial strain because of a surgeon's incompetence can be frustrating and stressful; but with help from The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C., it does not have to be. We can fight to help you receive the financial support that you need and deserve.

If you have lost a loved one due to a surgical error caused by negligence, we will not only help your family seek compensation, but we will also help you fight to have the doctor or hospital enact change to its policies and procedures. Together, we can fight to ensure that this tragedy never happens again.

Examples of surgical errors include but are not limited to:

  • Anesthesia errors
  • Faulty or defective medical equipment
  • Making an incision in the wrong location
  • Incorrect surgery
  • Infection in the surgery area
  • Leaving a piece of equipment, instrument, or sponge inside the body
  • Damaging a nerve
  • Operating on the wrong patient

These surgical errors can have devastating consequences, even sometimes leading to the wrongful death of a patient. Due to the risks involved in operation procedures, it is crucial that a surgeon exercise extreme caution and care while performing a surgery, as even the slightest mistake or lack of focus can be deadly. If you were injured during a surgery because a surgeon failed to live up to the standard of care, our team is ready to help.

Need an experienced medical malpractice attorney?

Surgical errors, which can be dangerous and deadly, are one of the most common types of medical malpractice claims. Turn to the experienced Portland attorney at The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C. to have your case reviewed and to help you assess your options.

With more than two decades of experience, Attorney Patrick Block has successfully recovered millions of dollars in deserved compensation for his medical malpractice clients. Our team is prepared to fight for the outcome you require. Collecting the damages you are entitled to for your injury can make the difference with the unnecessary suffering and the quality of life you and your family deserve after a traumatic surgical error.

Contact our Portland firm today to learn more during a free case evaluation over the phone with a paralegal or in person with an accomplished injury attorney. Our practice is poised to serve clients throughout the state of Oregon.

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