Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyer Defending Portland
Do No Harm
In all facets of medicine — from a doctor’s office where you are having your yearly checkup to the delivery room where you are having your baby to the operating room where you are having open heart surgery — the physicians, surgeons, nurses and other medical professionals are required to comply with the standard of care. What that means is that medical professionals are required to act competently and reasonably when they are dealing with your health issues. When the standard of care is overlooked or ignored altogether, patients can sustain serious illness, injury or death.
If you’ve been harmed by a medical error at a doctor’s or dentist’s office, please call the law offices of Sarah Nelson, P.C., to schedule your free initial consultation with our Portland and Salem medical negligence attorney.
Do You Have a Claim?
As an experienced personal injury law firm, Sarah Nelson, P.C., can analyze the injury, illness or death and determine if pursuing a medical malpractice claim is the most viable option. If it is, we proceed vigorously, working with medical experts to bolster your claim and ensure you receive maximum compensation for your losses.
Portland and Salem medical negligence attorney Sarah Nelson handles medical negligence claims arising from:
- Birth injuries: Birth injuries are injuries that a baby or mother sustains before, during or immediately after labor and delivery. Often, these are brain injuries to the baby that are caused due to lack of oxygen. Serious brain injuries can occur when the fetus is deprived of oxygen during the birthing process. The oxygen deprivation can happen because of the umbilical cord being twisted, the baby being too big to pass through the birth canal and the baby being breech or sideways in the womb. The physician and other medical staff can take many steps to ensure a safe delivery despite these complications. If they do not, and a baby sustains a brain injury, our law firm can help.
- Medical malpractice: When a doctor, nurse or other medical professional fails to follow the standard of care, it can cause serious illness, injury or death. Whether you have become ill due to a medical mistake or have lost a loved one and need information about pursuing a wrongful death claim, our law firm can assist you. We handle many types of medical malpractice claims, including those involving surgical errors, emergency room errors, failure to diagnose cancer and other diseases, misdiagnosis of cancer and other diseases, lab errors and medication errors.
- Dental malpractice: Dentists and oral surgeons must also follow a standard of care. When the standard of care is breached, a patient can sustain injury such as permanent or temporary nerve damage and/or structural damage to the tongue, jaw, chin and lips, numbness and loss of taste. Dental malpractice can even result in death.