Medical mistakes and errors by medical professionals in the U.S. are responsible
for 44,000 and 98,000 deaths each year. Medical negligence or medical
malpractice as it’s commonly referred to, can range from misread x-rays,
birth injuries, to improper use of a medical device or implants just to name a few. Sadly,
these mistakes can result in permanent injuries or death. The injured
and their families find the physical, emotional and financial costs of
the injuries overwhelming.
It is important that those affected by the injuries seek qualified legal
advocates to help navigate the very complicated medical malpractice waters. However,
it’s important to choose wisely because not all
Oregon medical malpractice lawyers are created equal.
Background, and Legal Skills before Hiring
An article by
attorneys.com titled: “
Things to Consider When Selecting Medical Malpractice Attorneys” provides some questions to ask potential medical malpractice attorneys
to better help understand theirexperience and track record. Some questions
may include the following:
- How long have you been trying medical malpractice cases?
- How many of these cases do you handle each year?
- Do you know a medical expert witness whose testimony will be crucial to my case?
- Do you practice any other types of law? Or do medical malpractice lawsuits
take up 100 percent of your time?
- What are some of the complexities of my case? How do the laws in my state
affect my case?
- How do you get paid? What are the fees associated with this case?
Trust is a Big Factor
After the initial consultation and examining their credentials and experience,
you should have some idea whether the Oregon medical malpractice lawyers
you are considering are qualified to handle your case. It’s equally
important that you are comfortable and trust them and would rely on their
sound judgment in representing your best interests.
Important note: Don’t take too long to in deciding which medical
malpractice lawyer to hire. You may be working against a
statute of limitations, or a deadline in which you can file the lawsuit. Medical malpractice
cases are very time consuming and expensive to litigate so time is of
If you believe that you or someone you care about has been a victim of
medical malpractice or doctor negligence, you should seek legal advice
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