Oregon Paralysis Lawyer for Medical Malpractice

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Horrific and Often Preventable Hospital or Doctor Errors: Paralysis Lawyer for Medical Malpractice Explains


Paralysis is perhaps one of the most life-changing and traumatic injuries that can be caused by medical malpractice. Ramifications from paralysis are almost always life-long. Paralysis can cause loss of function and sensation from the waist down, or may cause loss of sensation and function from the neck down. While paralysis and nerve damage are risks that can occur due to certain procedures or surgeries, it does not mean that if a patient is paralyzed it was an unavoidable outcome. This is why you should contact our Oregon paralysis lawyer for medical malpractice for FREE case review to determine if you or your loved one’s paralysis was caused by medical negligence of a hospital or doctor. 


Paralysis generally affects one’s life in almost every way. When paraplegia occurs, the person is unable to use their legs (or minimally use their legs) due to having no sensation or movement. This requires alteration in their day to day lives in regard to ambulation, operating a motor vehicle, showering, dressing and caring for themselves. Additionally, depending on the type of job the person had they may need to go on disability if they are unable to perform their job any longer. 


If a person suffers from quadriplegia, that is the most severe type of paralysis. This is because people affected by quadriplegia are unable to move anything from the neck down. For some people this can impact their breathing and may require a ventilator to breathe. People with quadriplegia require assistance in every aspect of their lives and will require care for the rest of their lives.


How Can Paralysis Be Due to Medical Malpractice?


Our paralysis lawyer for medical malpractice knows how dangerous and impactful these types of medical errors can be.  Typically there are three ways paralysis could be caused by medical malpractice. This does not include every possible way paralysis could be medical malpractice related, but the following are three ways that paralysis injuries typically occur:


  1. Medical Treatment Delays – If a patient is experiencing a dangerous medical condition such as a spinal tumor or injury from an accident that is not immediately dealt with, this can result in permanent paralysis. Another way that a delay in medical treatment could lead to paralysis is a hypoxic injury in a newborn. This type of injury can occur at birth and there are certain instances in which this could be preventable. If not dealt with immediately, this can lead to severe brain damage which could cause paralysis. Failure to operate in a timely manner on a back injury (i.e. spinal disc impingement) could cause permanent paralysis.
  2. Procedure Mistakes/Surgical Errors – This can often occur during a spinal surgery. Spinal surgeries are very complex and making one error could result in paralysis for the patient. This could cause a patient to be quadriplegic or paraplegic. Other procedural errors include improper nerve block injections. 
  3. Medication and Anesthesia Errors – This type of error can occur if a patient is overdosed on anesthesia. This can cause brain or peripheral nervous system damage that may not be reversible. Additionally, improper injection of medication or overdose of certain caustic drugs can cause severe tissue damage which can also affect the nerves at the site of injection. 


How Can Our Paralysis Lawyer in Portland, OR Help You?


Paralysis is a devastating injury that is traumatizing enough when it is unavoidable. When the paralysis is due to an error caused by a medical professional, it can be even more devastating. If you or your loved one is a victim of paralysis that may have been caused by medical malpractice, we strongly encourage you to contact our experienced medical malpractice lawyers who can assist you in gaining compensation for this life-altering injury. Compensation for paralysis can include:


  • Rehabilitation therapy
  • Occupational, speech and physical therapy
  • Caregiver compensation if care will be needed for the individual
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Assistive devices for within the home
  • Ambulatory devices (i.e. wheelchair)
  • Vehicle modifications
  • Medical bills, past present and future


These are just a few of the most common types of compensation that our paralysis lawyer for medical malpractice in Portland, OR.


Time You Have to File a Lawsuit is Limited


Although being a permanent injury, this type of injury does not allow for a permanent amount of time to file a lawsuit.  Rather, victims of a paraplegia, quadriplegia, tetraplegia, monoplegia, or any other type of serious personal injury affecting the spinal cord, brain, or nervous system only have a set amount of time to file a lawsuit.  This is known as the statute of limitations period.  


The amount of time that you have to file a lawsuit is based on many factors, including who the defendant is (public entity versus private), type of injury, continuation of treatment, and other factors that may apply.  Thus, if it difficult to explain one blanket rule.  Rather, there are many possible time periods that should be evaluated by our paralysis lawyer during a FREE consultation.  You do not have an unlimited amount of time.


Call Our Paralysis Lawyer for Medical Malpractice in Portland, OR for Help


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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