Portland Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Has medical malpractice resulted in injury to your spinal cord?
During medical procedures, we are placing our lives in the hands of physicians,
surgeons and nurses, and we expect that they can be trusted with this
responsibility. However, when a medical practitioner is negligent in performing
his or her duties according to standard procedure, it can have serious
Spinal cord injuries are serious and debilitating injuries, typically caused
by damage to vertebrae, discs, or ligaments of the spine or to the cord
itself. Damage can also occur gradually as a result of
infections, inflammation, or other diseases. If medical malpractice led to a spinal
cord injury for you or a loved one, the ramifications can be life-altering
and you should not have to pay for them. The Law Offices of Patrick L.
Block, P.C., a Portland
medical malpractice attorney, wants to help you seek justice for a doctor's carelessness.
Choose an Experienced Oregon Medical Malpractice Attorney
In one spinal injury case handled by Attorney Block, a former Portland
TV personality received
over $1.4 million in damages following a botched spinal surgery. In 2003, a surgery was performed with
the intent of fixing a bulging disk, whereby a wire was placed into the
neck to relieve nerve pain. The doctor in charge of the surgery inserted
the wire too deeply, puncturing the spinal cord and resulting in loss
of feeling and motor skills in the patient. The doctor, Oregon Health
& Science University, and OHSU Medical Group were each considered
liable for the accident.
Patrick L. Block has been named to the list of Oregon
Super Lawyers® as well as The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Additionally,
he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, an accolade
earned by lawyers who have won settlements or verdicts of $1 million or
more. This means that you can trust our firm to provide nothing but the
highest quality of legal counsel while pursuing maximum compensation for
Medical Errors and Mistreatment
Our legal team at
The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C., can evaluate your case and consult with medical experts to determine
the cause of your spinal cord injury and assess whether a doctor can be
held liable for the actions that led to your injury.
Scenarios in which a doctor can be found liable include:
We trust doctors to cure and provide relief for injuries and ailment, not
cause, worsen, or ignore them. Medical practitioners go through years
of schooling to learn the standard protocol for diagnosing, treating,
and operating on patients that require their care and are paid to adhere
to it. If failure to perform a duty of care results in a life-changing
spinal cord injury, our Portland medical malpractice attorney believes
doctors and medical professionals should be held accountable and will
fight for you.
Seek Full Compensation for Your Financial Burden
Immediately following an injury, you may need medications to relieve pain
and decrease inflammation. Further surgery may be required to correct
the mistake, and there may be long-term, or even permanent, implications
on your lifestyle that can result in costly medical expenses. You should
not be required to pay out of pocket for another person's negligence!
Our lawyer can help you pursue compensation for the following:
- Corrective surgery
- Physical rehabilitation
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Emotional distress
- Walking aids
- Technological aids for living
We can fight to pursue justice for your injury with aggressiveness and
efficiency. It is our mission to ensure that patients are not mistreated
or neglected by practitioners and that they receive the justice and compensation
Top 100 Trial Lawyer Prepared to Fight for You
Don't let a doctor get away with medical malpractice; let us help you
fight to hold him or her accountable. You should not be responsible for
the financial burden of a spinal cord injury caused by the error of a
medical practitioner. We are ready to investigate your case to determine
liability and protect your rights as a patient. We offer
free case evaluations to help potential clients take the first step with no obligation.
Contact us today to learn how we can help you take legal action!