Portland Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Trial Attorneys with 100+ Years of Collective Experience
Paulson Coletti was named to the list of "Best LawFirms" by U.S.
News in the practice area of medical malpractice law – plaintiffs.
Attorney Chuck Paulson was also honored with the designation of Best Lawyers
in America's "Lawyer of the Year" in 2014 for medical malpractice.
Jane Paulson and Chuck Paulson have been listed in Best Lawyers in America
for Medical Malpractice for years. At Paulson Coletti,
we know medical malpractice and are confident in our ability to secure results.
Medical malpractice claims involve several elements that should be carefully
evaluated by an experienced attorney.
Every year, hundreds of Americans are killed because of the negligence
of the medical professionals with whom they entrust their health and wellness.
At Paulson Coletti, we are passionate about fighting for justice on behalf
of these individuals. We stand up for our clients, hear their stories,
protect their rights, and fight for them.
It is in your best interest to speak with a Portland medical malpractice
attorney at our firm if this has happened to you. You can discuss your
case with our team, learn your legal options, and take steps toward action.
Our lawyers have more than a century of combined experience. We understand
medical malpractice laws and can provide you with strong counsel and professional advocacy.
Our Portland Medical Malpractice Lawyers Are Here to Help You
Over the course of our practice, we have recovered millions of dollars
for victims of medical negligence, including:
- Confidential settlement for client seriously injured by failure to diagnose
and treat sepsis
- Confidential settlement for client who sustained life altering heart damage
from an unnecessary heart procedure
$3.5 million settlement in a
birth injury case
- $1.4 million jury verdict for a victim of failure to diagnose
- $1.3 million settlement for the victim of anesthesiology error
Wondering if you have a medical malpractice claim? We are proud to represent
clients throughout Oregon and Washington who have been harmed by negligent
healthcare professionals. Our goal is to secure the most favorable result
possible for cases we truly believe in.
Medical malpractice claims involve a substantial commitment of time, money,
and emotion, which is why we only take on cases of merit we believe we
can win. To learn if your case qualifies, request a
free case evaluation
More Information About Medical Malpractice
The information provided below is for information only and should not be
taken as legal advice. Medical malpractice claims are extremely complex,
typically involving several elements that should be extensively evaluated
by an attorney familiar with these types of claims.
Negligence by Act or Omission
Medical malpractice claims allege professional negligence by either act
or omission. This means that some medical malpractice claims originate
from a mistaken action while others originate out of a healthcare professional's
failure to do what they were supposed to do.
Take, for example, a surgical error compared to a failure to diagnose.
With the former, the surgeon actively makes a mistake during surgery that
causes injury or death to the patient. With the latter, the doctor is
making a mistake by omission in failing to diagnose a condition.
Adverse Event vs. Medical Malpractice
There are many different types of medical malpractice claims, but what
they all have in common is that they accuse the healthcare professional
of failing to provide treatment at the accepted standard of care, which
results in injury or death to the patient.
This is different from an adverse event. Every procedure carries a certain
degree of risk. When a procedure goes south or a doctor delays making
an accurate diagnosis, it may not be grounds for a medical malpractice
claim. This goes back to the accepted standard of care criteria. A doctor
may perform a heart surgery to the best of his or her ability and at the
accepted medical standard and it still may go poorly. Only an experienced
medical malpractice attorney can evaluate your situation to determine
if medical negligence was a factor.
Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claims
Below are examples of common types of medical malpractice claims and is
not an exhaustive list.
Wrong Site Surgery – Performing the right procedure on the wrong body part
Failure to Diagnose – Failing to diagnose a patient's disease or condition
Misdiagnosis – Making an incorrect or incomplete diagnosis of a patient's condition
Surgical Instruments – Leaving surgical instruments inside the body cavity after the
procedure is over
Anesthesia Errors – Patient experiences harm as a result of an error in administering
anesthesia, such as too much or too little anesthesia
Hospital Acquired Infections – Unsanitary conditions that result in patient infection (ex. staph
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