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Successful Medical Malpractice Attorney in Portland

Attorney Patrick L. Block

At The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C., we are proud of our lengthy track record of success. With more than 20 years of experience, our medical malpractice lawyer has handled hundreds of injury cases. Now, he focuses his practice completely on medical malpractice claims. With prodigious negotiation and litigation skills, he has recovered millions of dollars for our clients in both verdicts and settlements.

We've handled numerous medical malpractice lawsuits involving a wide variety of medical issues. Below are representative medical malpractice cases which we have handled resulting in substantial settlements or jury verdicts.

Read examples of some of our most recent case results and set up your free case evaluation to learn how we may be able to help you recover deserved compensation.


Anesthesia Malpractice

  • Blindness due to improper management of anesthesia during a spinal surgery.

Cancer Treatment Malpractice

  • Removal of healthy breast due to misplaced port-a-cath during chemotherapy resulting in extravasation of chemotherapy agents that killed the breast tissue.
  • Unconsented radiation therapy administered to a patient that went through her brain.

Gynecologic Malpractice

  • Severe vaginal injury from improperly performed cone biopsy.
  • Bowel injury during D&C procedure due to improper use of tools.
  • Severed ureter during a hysterectomy procedure causing a vesicovagincal fistula.

Hospital Malpractice

  • Injection of unknown substance into patient due to hospital's mishandling of anesthesia syringes during surgery.
  • Stage IV pressure ulcer from an x-ray board left under the patient after a hip surgery.

Kaiser Malpractice

  • Wrongful death of a 43 year old man due to failure to diagnose heart attack.
  • Wrongful death of a 47 year old man due to failure to diagnose heart attack.
  • Wrongful death of a 51 year old woman due to delay in diagnosing colon cancer.

Nursing Home / Assisted Living Malpractice

  • Wrongful death of an 80 year old woman due to failure to properly monitor her resulting in her wandering off sight unassisted and falling in the street.
  • Failure to treat infection of below-knee amputation leading to the need for an above-knee amputation.
  • Wrongful death of 92 year old woman due to negligent supervision during the night, leading to fatal fall from bed.

Obstetrical Malpractice

  • Erb's palsy paralysis caused by neglect to monitor mother's diabetes during pregnancy, resulting in an abnormally large baby that caused delivery complications.

Surgical Malpractice

  • Severe injury to eye due to improper performance of sinus surgery.
  • Failure to diagnose abdominal abscess leading to permanent colostomy.
  • Sponge left in a 12 year old girl's head after cranial surgery resulting in infection.

Wrongful Death

  • Wrongful death of an infant due to misdiagnosed meningitis.
  • Wrongful death of an infant due to failure to recognize and treat significant weight loss of infant after birth.
  • Wrongful death of a 19 year old woman due to misdiagnosed kidney infection.
  • Wrongful death of a 36 year old woman due to delay in diagnosing kidney cancer.
  • Wrongful death of a 43 year old woman due to negligent post-operative evaluation and treatment following a myomectomy surgery

Attorney Block is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, a group restricted to attorneys who have recovered $1 million or more in individual verdicts or settlements on behalf of their clients. In addition, he is a member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, which is a prestigious invitation-only organization.

With a proven track record of success, you can be confident that our Portland medical malpractice lawyer has your best interests at heart and will fight for you until the end. Don't delay. Call our offices right away!

Why You Can Trust Our Firm to Fight for You
  • Millions of Dollars Recovered for the Injured & Bereaved
  • Named "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by the National Trial Lawyers
  • Included in the Listing of Oregon Super Lawyers® of 2014 and 2015
  • Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Featured in Oregon Trial Lawyers Association's Sidebar Publication
  • We work on a contingency fee basis - you don’t pay unless we win!