Medical Malpractice in Oregon Emergency Rooms

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What are Your Rights After Medical Malpractice in Oregon Emergency Rooms


When one goes to the emergency room, typically it is for a medical emergency. People do not choose to go to their primary care office as they need prompt and immediate medical attention. But far too many people go to the emergency room in hopes of being assisted but instead are put in a waiting room to wait as their medical emergency goes untreated. This can result in serious personal injuries, including wrongful death for these victims of medical malpractice. Delays in care could be due to inexperienced staff, understaffing or incompetent people working in the emergency room. If you or a loved one have been a victim of medical malpractice, you should call our Oregon emergency room medical malpractice lawyers to review your case. 


Mistakes Made Commonly in the Emergency Room


There are many different types of errors made in the emergency room which could result in injury or death. There are generally two types of errors; those made due to staffing issues, the other due to negligent medical care. 


Examples of negligent medical care in the emergency room include:


  • Delay in treating a patient
  • Inaccurate triage of patients causing patients to wait longer than they should for the treatment of their medical emergency
  • Misdiagnosing conditions, including cancer, myocardial infarction (heart attack), stroke, aneurysms and many other conditions and medical emergencies
  • Mixing patients up which could in turn lead to incorrect diagnosis, medication administration and testing performed on the wrong patient
  • Failing to properly assess and listen to a patient’s complaints of ailment
  • Treatment delays
  • Incorrect medication administration, including wrong medication, wrong dose, wrong route, wrong patient, and administering a medication that interacts with a drug the patient is taking


Staffing related issues that lead to medical malpractice include:


  • Inexperienced staff, including those that should be triaging patients
  • Incompetent staff
  • Lack of physicians or nurses, especially those experienced
  • Lack of rooms for patients
  • Failure to follow proper protocol
  • Inexperienced support staff


How Can Our Oregon Medical Malpractice Lawyers Help You


Many of the issues stated above lead to substandard care which unfortunately can cause severe harm or even death to the patient. However, there is an emergency room doctrine which allows for a wider margin of error due to urgent nature of the treatment required. That said there is no excuse for failure to even to properly assess or treat a patient in a timely manner when they are having a true medical emergency (i.e heart attack or stroke).While it can be very difficult to prove that a mistake in the emergency room has been made which lead to bodily harm, our very experienced Oregon Medical Malpractice Lawyers are here to help you. They can review your case and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Compensation can include pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, lost future wages, along with many other indications for damages. 


Ask Our Experienced Lawyers for Help After Medical Malpractice in Oregon


If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed as a result of medical malpractice contact the Oregon Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Kuhlman Law at our number below or fill out the intake form.  We offer a free initial case evaluation and handle cases on a contingency fee which means that you pay no money unless we recover.


Our law firm handles cases throughout the state including Bend and Portland Oregon, Redmond, Central Oregon, Sisters, Madras, Multnomah County, Deschutes County, Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Lane County, Medford, Gresham, La Grande, Albany, Medford, Beaverton, Umatilla, Pendleton,  Cottage Grove, Florence, Oregon City, Springfield, Keizer, Grants Pass, McMinnville, Tualatin, West Linn, Forest Grove, Wilsonville, Newberg, Roseburg, Lake Oswego, Klamath Falls, Happy Valley, Tigard, Ashland, Milwakie, Coos Bay, The Dalles,  St. Helens, Sherwood, Central Point, Canby, Troutdale, Hermiston, Silverton, Hood River, Newport, Prineville, Astoria, Tillamook, Lincoln City, Hillsboro, and Vancouver, Washington.


We also have an office in Minneapolis, Minnesota and take medical malpractice cases throughout the Twin Cities, including St. Paul, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Washington County, Anoka County, Scott County, Blaine, Stillwater, and Saint Paul Minnesota.

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