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

ARKON Anesthesia Delivery System with Version 2.0 Software by Spacelabs Healthcare: Class I Recall – Software Defect May Cause System to Stop Working April 16, 2014

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FreeStyle and FreeStyle Flash Blood Glucose Meter by Abbott: Recall – May Produce Mistakenly Low Blood Glucose Results April 14, 2014

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Infinity: Public Notification – Undeclared Drug Ingredient April 11, 2014

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Lite Fit USA: Public Notification – Undeclared Drug Ingredient April 11, 2014

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March 2014 April 11, 2014

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Covidien Pipeline Embolization Device and Alligator Retrieval Device: Recall – Coating on Delivery Wire Could Delaminate April 11, 2014

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Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen Capsules by Guangzhou Zi Xiu Tang Biotechnology Co., Ltd: Warning – Undeclared Drug Ingredients April 8, 2014

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PS500 Power Supply Unit by Dräger: Recall – Early Depletion of Battery Charge April 2, 2014

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HeartMate II LVAS Pocket System Controller by Thoratec Corporation: Medical Device Correction – Updated Labeling and Training Materials April 1, 2014

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Revatio (sildenafil): Drug Safety Communication – FDA Clarifies Warning About Pediatric Use for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension March 31, 2014

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Nova Products, Inc. Dietary Supplements: Recall – Undeclared Drug Ingredients March 31, 2014

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Alli (60 mg orlistat capsules) by GlaxoSmithKline: Recall – Product Tampering March 28, 2014

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Bella Vi Brand Products by Pure Edge Nutrition: Recall – Undeclared Drug Ingredients March 26, 2014

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New Life Nutritional Center Dietary Supplements: Recall – Undeclared Drug Ingredients March 26, 2014

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Pleo Homeopathic Drug Products by Terra-Medica: Recall – Potential for Undeclared Penicillin March 21, 2014

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February 2014 March 19, 2014

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Vitaccino Coffee: Public Notification – Undeclared Drug Ingredient March 19, 2014

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Playtex Nurser Deluxe Double Electric Breast Pump: Recall – Potential for Electric Shock March 19, 2014

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Hospira Hemostat Dual Channel Plum Set: Recall-Risk of over-delivery of blood products March 18, 2014

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McKesson Technologies Anesthesia Care: Recall – Patient Case Data May Not Match Patient Data March 15, 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.