Hospital Error Attorneys Serving the Portland-Vancouver and SW Washington Area
At Jane Clark Legal, our experienced hospital error attorneys specialize in handling cases related to medical negligence, providing over 35 years of expertise in assisting individuals who have suffered injuries or wrongful death due to errors that occurred within a hospital setting.
Our dedicated legal team is well-versed in representing clients affected by various hospital errors, including but not limited to emergency room errors, surgical mistakes, radiology errors, medication errors, infections, birth injuries, and slip and falls involving high-risk patients.
Hospital Error Cases Handled By Our Attorneys
Below are some examples of hospital error cases that have been handled by the attorneys at Jane Clark Legal:
- Failure to communicate test results to a patient before discharging them
- Failure by a nurse to report a deterioration in the patient’s condition to a doctor
- Discharging patients from the hospital too early
- Failure to have adequate staffing resulting in delay in patient care
- Granting privileges to practice in the hospital to inadequately qualified doctors (negligent credentialing)
- Communication errors
- Failure to prevent falls in at risk patients
- System failure cases involving a patient who “falls through the cracks”
- Failure to have adequate systems in place for communication and follow up
- Failure to monitor or assist a patient, who is at risk of falling and suffering serious injury
- Surgical errors
- Radiology errors
- Emergency room errors
- Failure to diagnose stroke
- Failure to diagnose cancer
- Brain injury cases
- Failure to correctly record information in the medical record
- Failure to note patient allergies in the medical record
- Medication errors
- Delay in diagnosing infections or failure to treat an infection
- Improper pain management
- Failure by nurses to monitor a patient following a surgery
How Do Hospital Error Cases Happen?
Hospital errors can occur due to inadequate systems in place. For instance, a hospital may lack a proper communication system, leading to crucial diagnoses being overlooked, resulting in patients “falling through the cracks” and remaining uninformed. Similarly, errors may arise if a hospital fails to establish effective follow-up procedures after patient discharge. Moreover, some mistakes can be attributed to vital information not being included in medical records.
Falls are a common occurrence in hospitals, often due to inadequate patient assessments by nursing staff or failure to follow established fall precaution protocols, such as assisting patients to the bathroom.
It’s important to note that hospitals bear legal responsibility (vicarious liability) for the actions and omissions of their employees and agents. If a nurse or technician commits a negligent error, the hospital employer is held accountable for any resulting patient injuries. Additionally, hospitals are responsible for ensuring that physicians working within their facilities possess adequate training and credentials. This responsibility extends to both employed and non-employed physicians. If a physician with insufficient training or credentials commits a negligent error causing patient harm, the hospital may be held liable for the physician’s mistake and the ensuing injuries.
Hospital Negligence Attorneys Serving Portland-Vancouver and SW Washington
If you or a family member has suffered an injury in an Oregon or Washington hospital due to medical negligence, our dedicated attorneys at Jane Clark Legal are ready to assist you. We have extensive experience presenting expert testimony to demonstrate that the treatment received fell below the standard of care, and that the mistake likely caused injury or death.
Our comprehensive services cover all aspects of your hospital error claim, including gathering necessary evidence, preparing and filing documentation, and serving as your advocate during settlement negotiations or trial. We are committed to helping you recover full compensation for your losses, encompassing lost wages, medical expenses, and most importantly, the pain, suffering, disability, and loss of enjoyment of life resulting from medical malpractice. In cases involving the death of a loved one, we will support you in seeking compensation for your bereavement, financial losses, and expenses, such as lost wages and the value of their contributions to the family.
Seeking Accountability: Dedicated Hospital Malpractice Lawyers
To ensure the utmost dedication to each case, we limit our caseload, enabling us to devote ample time, energy, and resources to every aspect of your claim. Furthermore, we handle all medical malpractice claims on a contingency basis, meaning you will only be charged attorney fees if we successfully recover compensation for your losses.
Contact our hospital error attorneys at Jane Clark Legal today to receive the compassionate and knowledgeable representation you deserve.
Take Action Today!
Time is of the essence in hospital error cases. The longer you wait, the harder it can be to gather evidence and build a strong case. Don’t delay seeking legal representation. Contact our skilled medical malpractice attorneys today for a free consultation. We will assess the merits of your case and take swift action to protect your rights.
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