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

Assured Brand Naproxen Sodium Tablets by Contract Packaging Resources, Inc.: Recall – Packaging Mix-Up October 22, 2014

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Saba Shark Cartilage Complex, 60 Capsule Bottles: Recall – Possible Salmonella Contamination October 20, 2014

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Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP 10 MG Per ML, 30 ML Single-Dose, Preservative-Free, by Hospira: Recall – Particulate Matter October 17, 2014

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LifeCare Flexible Intravenous Solutions by Hospira, Inc.: Recall – Potential for Leakage October 15, 2014

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Medi-Trace Cadence and Kendall Multi-function Defibrillation Electrodes by Covidien: Field Safety Alert – Electrodes Will Not Connect with Philips FR3 or FRx AED units October 13, 2014

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Sit and Slim II: Public Notification – Hidden Drug Ingredients October 10, 2014

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ICU Medical ConMed Stat2 Flow Controller: Class 1 Recall – Delivers Higher Flow Rate than Intended October 10, 2014

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CareFusion EnVe and ReVel Ventilators: Class 1 Recall – Power Connection Failure October 10, 2014

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Oregon Compounding Centers, Inc. Unexpired Sterile Products: Recall – Lack of Sterility Assurance October 10, 2014

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Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Injection USP, Equivalent to 1 Gram Vancomycin (Sterile Powder) by Hospira, Inc.: Recall – Uncontrolled Storage During Transit October 8, 2014

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SAM Junctional Tourniquet Accessory (Axilla) Strap – SAM Medical Products: Recall – Potential Clip Failure October 8, 2014

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Hudson RCI Pediatric Anesthesia Breathing Circuits by Teleflex Medical: Class I Recall – Circuit Ends May Crack or Break October 7, 2014

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Ketorolac Tromethamine Injection, USP, 30mg/ml by Sagent Pharmaceuticals: Recall – Incorrect Labeling October 6, 2014

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Bo Ying Compound by Eu Yan Sang (Hong Kong) Ltd: FDA/CDER Statement – Risk of Lead Poisoning September 27, 2014

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Xolair (omalizumab): Drug Safety Communication – Slightly Elevated Risk of Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Serious Adverse Events September 26, 2014

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Potassium Chloride Injection (Baxter): Recall – Shipping Carton Mislabeling September 17, 2014

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Playtex Nurser Deluxe Double Electric Breast Pump: Recall – Potential for Electric Shock September 16, 2014

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Heparin Sodium, 1,000 USP Heparin Units/500 mL (2 USP Heparin Units/mL), In 0.9 percent Sodium Chloride Injection, 500 mL by Hospira: Recall – Particulate Matter September 12, 2014

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Sterile Drug Products by Downing Labs (aka NuVision Pharmacy): Drug Alert – Lack of Sterility Assurance September 10, 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.