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

Advocate Redi-Code+ Blood Glucose Test Strips by Diabetic Supply of Suncoast: Recall- Labeling Error July 22, 2014

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Ibuprofen and Oxcarbazepine Tablets by American Health Packaging: Recall – Mislabeled Packaging July 21, 2014

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Sterile Drug Products by Downing Labs (aka NuVision Pharmacy): Drug Alert – Lack of Sterility Assurance July 19, 2014

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Baxter IV Sodium Chloride and Potassium Chloride Solutions: Recall – Particulate Matter July 18, 2014

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Sterile Drug Products by Unique Pharmaceuticals Ltd.: Recall – Lack of Sterility Assurance July 12, 2014

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Hospira Lactated Ringer’s And 5% Dextrose Injection, 1000 ML, Flexible Containers: Recall (One Lot) – Mold Contamination July 11, 2014

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Weight Loss Products: Public Notification – Undeclared Drug Ingredients July 9, 2014

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Langston V2 Dual Lumen Catheters (Models 5540 and 5550) by Vascular Solutions: Class I Recall – Inner Catheter May Separate During Use and Cause Injury July 7, 2014

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Medtronic Duet External Drainage and Monitoring System, Medtronic Neurosurgery: Class 1 Recall – Tubing May Disconnect and Lead to Injury July 2, 2014

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Coumadin (warfarin sodium) for Injection by Bristol-Myers Squibb: Recall – Particulate Matter July 1, 2014

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Medical Supply Liquidators Injectable Vitamin Products With a "Sunshine Labs" Label: Warning – Products Not FDA Approved June 30, 2014

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Lidocaine Viscous: Drug Safety Communication – Boxed Warning Required – Should Not Be Used to Treat Teething Pain June 26, 2014

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HydroFinity Hydrophilic Guidewires by NDC/Covidien: Recall – Outer Jacket Damage June 25, 2014

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Over-The-Counter Topical Acne Products: Drug Safety Communication – Rare But Serious Hypersensitivity Reactions June 25, 2014

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Olmesartan: Drug Safety Communication – FDA Review Finds Cardiovascular Risks for Diabetics Not Conclusive June 24, 2014

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Red Yeast Rice by Doctor’s Best: Recall – Undeclared Lovastatin June 24, 2014

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Big Sky Diagnostic Imaging, LLC in Butte, Montana: FDA Safety Communication – Mammography Problems June 23, 2014

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Testosterone Products: FDA/CDER Statement – Risk of Venous Blood Clots June 20, 2014

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ConvaTec, Inc., Flexi-Seal CONTROL Fecal Management System Kit: Class I Recall – Not Cleared for Marketing June 20, 2014

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Docetaxel: Drug Safety Communication – May Cause Symptoms of Alcohol Intoxication June 20, 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.