Paralysis Caused by Medical Malpractice

Medical treatments and corrective surgeries may result in paralysis when performed incorrectly or a physician fails to adhere to an established standard of care established by a field of practitioners. This significant medical condition results in the loss of sensation in the body and mobility. While paralysis is not always the result of medical malpractice, a Portland medical malpractice attorney can review your case to determine whether a physician deviated from the standards established in their profession.

Can Medical Malpractice Result in Varying Degrees of Paralysis?

Despite the type of paralysis you experience, it can lead to a significant loss of bodily function, reducing your ability to engage in activities that were once common to you, such as work, activities with loved ones, and even physically caring for yourself. The extent of paralysis may be:

Additionally, paralysis may result in the loss of feeling and sensation or use of limbs and other parts of the body, known as:

Specific steps will be taken when investigating medical malpractice in Oregon to determine if medical malpractice resulted in paralysis.

How May the Standard of Care be Breached in Medical Malpractice Leading to Paralysis?

Acting outside the accepted standards by medical providers in a field of care may lead to negligence, resulting in medical malpractice. Also, a doctor may fail to act based on established care practices as another reasonable doctor would when placed in the same situation with another patient. Failing to maintain a standard of care can result from:

Other actions or inaction by a doctor may result in negligence.

Determine if You Have a Medical Malpractice Case

Patients will require a personal review of their case to determine if they have experienced medical negligence. Informative documents and support for determining if your paralysis resulted from medical malpractice include:

Also, you can find if an Oregon doctor has previous malpractice claims. Previous claims may be initiated and settled without a physician being at fault. Our team will investigate what previous malpractice claims mean and consider their outcomes. Other forms of documentation may be available and beneficial to your case.

How Can a Portland Medical Malpractice Lawyer Help Me?

Medical malpractice resulting in paralysis is a complex claim that must meet specific criteria under Oregon law. Recovering compensation for all past, present, and future damages you suffer due to medical malpractice requires a comprehensive evaluation of your case.

Contact Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC to schedule a free case evaluation. A medical malpractice attorney in Oregon will adhere to critical time limits to ensure your ability to seek compensation.