Portland Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Oregon Attorney for Medical Negligence

Under Oregon law, a physician has the duty to use that degree of care, skill, and diligence which is used by ordinarily careful physicians practicing in the same or similar circumstances in the same or a similar community. Physicians who are specialists in a particular field of medicine have the duty to use that degree of care, skill, and diligence which is used by ordinarily careful specialists practicing in the same medical field and in the same or a similar community. A failure to use such care, skill, or diligence is negligence.

All states have similar standards, but medical malpractice continues to cause serious personal injury or wrongful death to tens of thousands of patients each year. A doctor, surgeon, anesthesiologist, radiologist, oncologist, or other healthcare provider is not, of course, negligent merely because his or her efforts were unsuccessful. A physician does not guarantee a good result by undertaking to perform a service. When mistakes occur, however, patients can suffer catastrophic, permanent injury or even death. As a personal injury law firm that considers medical malpractice cases, we believe strongly in protecting patients when they suffer serious losses because of the medical system’s mistakes:

Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose

Anesthesiological Mistakes

Improper Prescription or Administration of Medications

Improper Use of Medical Devices

Defective Medical Devices

Failure to Obtain Informed Consent

Failure to Order Diagnostic Tests or Consult Specialists

Failure to Monitor

Post-Operative Infection

Incorrect Treatment

Any type of medical negligence may cause serious injury or death. Complications of improper treatment or failure to diagnose may include:

Appendicitis and Gastrointestinal Perforations

Birth Injury

Blood Clots (Pulmonary Emboli)

Cancer

Heart Attack/Disease

Infection

Surgical Error

Medical Malpractice Case Evaluation

If you or a loved one have suffered because of any form of medical malpractice or neglect, including misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose cancer; serious injury or wrongful death due to anesthesia, drugs, or medical devices; surgical procedures performed without consent; serious injury or wrongful death due to failure to order tests, consult specialists, or monitor patients; or incorrect treatment of any other kind, contact us for a free initial consultation. We consider medical negligence cases carefully and may be unable to represent you, but we believe that every potential case of patient harm should be evaluated before any decision is made.


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FDA MedWatch Safety Alerts

CONMED PadPro and R2 Multi-function Defibrillation Electrodes: Device Correction – Connector Compatibility Issue With Philips FR3 and FRx Defibrillator Units November 26, 2014

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Slim-Vie: Public Notification – Undeclared Drug Ingredient November 26, 2014

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Sterile Convenience Surgical Packs by Customed, Inc.: Recall – Potential Loss of Sterility November 25, 2014

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Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate) by Biogen Idec: Drug Safety Communication – Case of Rare Brain Infection PML Reported November 25, 2014

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Super Extreme Accelerator: Public Notification – Undeclared Drug Ingredient November 24, 2014

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Bee Thin: Public Notification – Undeclared Drug Ingredient November 24, 2014

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Black Storm: Public Notification – Undeclared Drug Ingredient November 24, 2014

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Bee Slim: Public Notification – Undeclared Drug Ingredient November 24, 2014

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Gabapentin Capsules, USP 300 mg, by Aurobindo Pharma USA: Recall – Complaints of Empty Capsules November 24, 2014

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Laparoscopic Power Morcellation in Hysterectomy and Myomectomy: FDA Safety Communication – Use Discouraged Due to Increased Risk in Women With Uterine Fibroids November 24, 2014

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Highly Concentrated Potassium Chloride Injection, 10 mEq per 100 mL by Baxter: Recall – Mislabeled Overpouch November 21, 2014

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Forever Beautiful Bee Pollen by REFA Enterprises: Recall – Undeclared Drug Ingredients November 20, 2014

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Intravia Containers by Baxter: Recall – Particulate Matter November 20, 2014

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Respironics California, Esprit V1000 and V200 Ventilators: Class I Recall – Power Failure May Occur November 19, 2014

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ABC Dophilus Powder by Solgar, Inc: Recall – Risk of Infection November 17, 2014

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Long-term Antiplatelet Therapy: Safety Announcement – Preliminary Trial Data Shows Benefits But a Higher Risk of Non-Cardiovascular Death November 16, 2014

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Gel-E Donut and Squishon 2 Products by Children’s Medical Ventures: Recall – Potential Mold Contamination November 15, 2014

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Mayhem: Public Notification – Undeclared Drug Ingredients November 14, 2014

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Nellcor Puritan Bennett, 980 Ventilator System: Class I Recall – Software Issue May Stop Ventilator November 7, 2014

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GemStar Power Supply, 3VDC for GemStar Infusion Pumps by Hospira: Class I Recall – Power Supply May Not Deliver Enough Electricity November 5, 2014

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Portland injury lawyer Dane E. Johnson is committed to helping to reduce medical malpractice, improve medical device safety, and keep consumers aware of dangerous drugs and medical products. We are pleased to make the above MedWatch Safety Alerts available as soon as they are published by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Contact us for more information on any of these alerts.