Bend Medical Malpractice Attorney

Doctors are there to help protect and improve their patients’ health – not to cause injury. Unfortunately, medical error is a leading cause of injury and death in the U.S. If you have been harmed as a result of medical malpractice, contact Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC as soon as possible. Our Oregon trial attorneys are tough advocates for victims of medical negligence.

Why Choose Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC?

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a physician or other healthcare provider causes injury to a patient through a negligent act or omission. The following elements must exist for a claim to be considered medical malpractice under the law:

Medical Malpractice Statistics

According to the National Practitioner Data Bank at the US Department of Health and Human Services, $3,925,073,250 was paid out for medical malpractice claims in the U.S. in 2017, representing a 2.34% increase over the previous year. The total payout amount in Oregon was $62,239,300 – a 97 percent increase over 2016.

The following percentages of that amount were paid out according to the severity of the outcome:

Types of Medical Malpractice

Categorized by type of malpractice, the nearly $4 billion for medical malpractice claims in 2017 was paid out as follows:

Who Is Liable?

It is not only physicians who can be held liable for medical negligence. Potentially liable parties in a medical malpractice claim may include:

Why You Need an Attorney

Medical malpractice claims involve complex legal and medical issues and often require the testimony of expert witnesses. Insurance companies will have teams of lawyers to defend against your claim. It is in your best interests to have an experienced medical malpractice lawyer by your side.

Get In Touch with Our Firm Today

At Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, we believe in holding negligent doctors and healthcare providers accountable for the harm they cause to patients. Call us today to schedule a consultation if you or your loved one has been injured through medical malpractice.