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Portland Medical Malpractice Attorney

Nobody should ever have to worry about being harmed due to the careless or negligent actions of a healthcare professional. However, medical mistakes are incredibly common. If you or someone you care about need help from a Portland medical malpractice attorney, turn to the professionals at Nichols Law Group for help. We will investigate what happened in your case so we can secure the compensation you are entitled to.

Nichols Law Group is here for your case

If you are suffering in the aftermath of a medical mistake, it is essential that you find an attorney you can trust. At Nichols Law Group, we have more than 35 years of legal experience in personal injury law.

  • We have a proven track record of success and have recovered more than $40 million in total compensation for our clients.
  • Our firm takes a client-focused approach to litigation. We will listen to your situation and formulate the best strategy to meet your needs.
  • We take medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay any legal fees until we secure a favorable verdict or settlement.

Will an attorney help my medical malpractice case?

Medical malpractice cases can become incredibly complicated. The defendant in a medical malpractice case will have their own legal team and insurance carriers seeking to limit their liability. Your attorney will have the resources and experience necessary to thoroughly investigate what happened. They will:

  • Obtain all of your medical records and have them evaluated by a trusted healthcare professional.
  • Work with economic and medical experts in order to calculate your total losses.
  • Handle all communications between you and the defendant while working to secure I settlement on your behalf.
  • Prepare your case for a trial if the defendant refuses to offer a fair settlement.

How often do medical mistakes occur?

Medical mistakes happen in a variety of ways, and nearly all of them are preventable. Researchers from Johns Hopkins have said medical errors kill approximately 250,000 people each year in the United States, making medical errors the third leading cause of death in the country.

Some of the most common causes of medical malpractice lawsuits include:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Medication mistakes
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Healthcare-acquired infections
  • Emergency room malpractice
  • Delayed treatment
  • Failure to diagnose a condition
  • Birth injuries
  • Brain damage
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis

Medical malpractice lawsuits can involve a variety of healthcare professionals. This can include any of the following who acted negligently or carelessly in cause harm to their patients:

  • Doctors
  • Surgeons
  • Nurses
  • Psychiatrists
  • Optometrists
  • Dentists
  • Paramedics/EMTs
  • Chiropractors
  • Physician’s assistants
  • And more

What kind of compensation could you be entitled to?

If you or someone you love has been injured or become ill due to the negligent or careless actions of a medical professional, you may be entitled to significant compensation. At Nichols Law Group, we have the resources and experience necessary to secure the following on your behalf:

  • Coverage of your medical bills related to the mistake
  • Compensation for lost income if you cannot work
  • Mental anguish damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the medical professional or agency

When you need a medical malpractice attorney in Portland, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling 503-224-3018.