Wrongful Death Caused by Catastrophic Oregon Medical Malpractice

Most Common Ways Catastrophic Oregon Medical Malpractice Causes Wrongful Death


The ultimate personal injury in any Oregon medical malpractice case is the wrongful death of a victim.  We go to a healthcare provider to heal us, and when his or her mistakes result in our wrongful death, it can be frustrating, aggravating, and even enraging.  Families who have lost a loved one they depended on for love and affection, income, and household work and chores will now face new burdens and struggles to move forward.  This can be overwhelming when a father or mother passes away with young children or multiple children, leaving the surviving spouse to move forward with limited resources and manpower.


Unfortunately, doctors do make reckless, careless, and negligent mistakes which can result in the wrongful death of a loved one.  Some of the most common ways include the following:


Medication Errors – This is one of the most common ways that a nursing home or rehabilitation center may cause the wrongful death of a loved one.  Residents in these facilities are typically older and recovering from serious surgeries, conditions, or health emergencies.  This means they are vulnerable to medical errors.  A medication error can result in particularly fatal consequences if the wrong dosage is given, residents are mixed up and the wrong medication is given, or the medication is even forgotten to be given.


Surgical ErrorsSurgical errors may be one of the most commonly thought of instance of medical malpractice, and for good reason.  Mistakes during a surgery and can catastrophic and there are so many ways for it to go wrong.  Mistakes with anesthesia, cutting the wrong area, failing to perform the surgery correctly, slipping with a tool, and even performing a wrong-site or wrong-patient surgery are all serious issues.  Some of the worst mistakes like failing to incubate a patient properly or breaking off a tool during a surgery can cause a patient’s wrongful death and be Oregon medical malpractice.


Failure to Diagnose a Heart Attack – A heart attack is a medical emergency, we all know that.  But when patients experiencing the classic symptoms of a heart attack are ignored at a hospital’s emergency room, or when patients are misdiagnosed and sent home, it can clearly result in the patient’s wrongful death due to a misdiagnosed heart attack.


Misdiagnosed Cancer – We all know that cancer is deadly and it must be treated quickly and aggressively.  When a healthcare provider fails to diagnose cancer, it is a death sentence for a patient.  Even if the misdiagnosis does not cause cancer, the longer the cancer goes untreated the more likely it will 1) return if it goes into remission and 2) cause the death of the patient.


Undiagnosed Infections or Sepsis – An infection is one of those things we all hear about and we know they are bad, but we generally do not worry about them because they are easily treated.  Indeed, most infections are taken care of with a simple antibiotic regimen.  But when a serious infection is misdiagnosed or never diagnosed, it can lead to a very serious blood infection known as sepsis.  Sepsis is a medical emergency and can cause very devastating and fatal injuries, including multiple organ failure and amputations.  When the damage from sepsis is too create, a patient will pass away.


Families of Victims Wrongfully Killed Due to Oregon Medical Malpractice Should Call Kuhlman Law, LLC to Learn What Their Rights to Compensation May Be


Wrongful death is the ultimate personal injury.  When this is caused by the negligence of another, especially a healthcare provider which is supposed to heal and not kill, families may be left bewildered, frustrated, and outright devastated at the loss of their loved one.  These are crippling and heavy burdens to have to shoulder yourself, especially if there are young children involved.


Here at Kuhlman Law, LLC, our compassionate staff will lift those burdens off your shoulders and onto ours so you can focus on healing.  We will work with experts to establish the negligence of the healthcare provider to determine exactly how they caused your loved one’s wrongful death.   We handle cases throughout Oregon and Central Oregon, including Deschutes County, Redmond, Sisters, La Pine, Madras, Prineville, The Dalles, Hood River, Clackamas, Corvallis, Albany, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Tigard, Salem, Portland, Hillsboro, Vancouver, Washington, Beaverton, Oregon City, Eugene, Coos Bay, Astoria, Newport, Pendleton, Tillamook,  Milwaukie, Gresham,, Medford, and any other city, including Bend, Oregon where our main law office is located, please call Kuhlman Law, LLC by dialing (541) 385-1999 to learn what your rights to compensation you may have.  You may also contact us using our easy and convenient “contact us” box at the bottom of our website.  If we accept your case, we will conduct a thorough investigation to get you the answers you deserve, all for free.  There is no risk, and you only pay us if we recover compensation for you.

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