Medical Malpractice Claim FAQs

Medical malpractice occurs when a negligent action leads to an injury. When a medical professional fails to perform a medical act properly, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be brought forward against them.

What is a medical malpractice claim?

This claim will be a claim of negligence by a medical professional whose treatment of a patient didn’t meet their needs and, in turn, harmed them in some way.

What do I do if I think I have a viable claim?

Always speak to a medical malpractice lawyer before doing anything. They can listen to the details of your case and determine whether you have a viable case and there is adequate time to file the lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires in Oregon.

If I sign a consent form before a procedure, can I still recover damaged in a medical malpractice claim?

Yes, you can. A consent form doesn’t release a medical professional from liability when they are negligent. You can also have a claim if you believe the physician went beyond the consent you gave them, making them liable for battery too.

What is a Certificate of Merit?

In order to file this, a plaintiff will have to have an expert review the medical records and certify that the medical professional deviated from normal medical practice, leading to their injury. From there, a medical malpractice attorney can file a certificate of merit, which confirms that they consulted with a medical expert, and there is a viable lawsuit to be pursued.

Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With an Personal Injury Attorney Today

If you’ve been injured in a medical malpractice situation, call to schedule a free consultation with a Portland medical malpractice lawyer today. The legal professionals at the Dawson Law Group of Portland, Oregon, are here to help.  Call us at 503-919-1315 and let us evaluate your case today.