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Gresham Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Medical malpractice comes in many forms. It is the careless or negligent failure of a medical professional to meet the required standards of care in the medical industry, resulting in harm to a patient. Examples of medical malpractice include misdiagnoses, medication errors, surgical mistakes, and birth injuries. If you believe you have grounds for a medical malpractice claim in Gresham, Oregon, do not hesitate to contact Tillmann Law for a free initial consultation. We may be able to use our experience, resources, and personnel to fight for maximum recovery on your behalf.

Why Clients Choose Tillmann Law

  • We have recovered millions of dollars in financial awards over the last several years.
  • We do not back down from obstacles. We can go to trial on your behalf, if necessary.
  • We have years of experience handling a wide variety of medical malpractice claims.
  • We have connections to regional medical experts, investigators, and other resources.
  • We work on a contingency fee basis during all Gresham medical malpractice claims.

Why Hire an Attorney?

Medical malpractice lawsuits are some of the most complex in Oregon. The courts notoriously treat these cases with an enhanced level of scrutiny. You will generally need expert medical witness testimony as well as medical records and many other types of documents for a successful case. The most effective way to ensure a strong and valid claim to damages in Gresham is by hiring a medical malpractice lawyer. A lawyer can protect your rights as an injured or wronged patient while you recuperate.

What Are Oregon’s Medical Malpractice Laws?

The definition of a medical malpractice claim according to Oregon Revised Statute 742.400 is a written demand for payment for an injury allegedly caused by a medical practitioner’s professional negligence. Medical malpractice laws vary from state to state. It is critical to have at least a basic understanding of Oregon’s laws as a plaintiff. Otherwise, you could make a mistake that takes away any right to recovery you might otherwise have had.

  • Statute of limitations. The statute of limitations, or deadline to file, a medical malpractice claim in Oregon is two years from the date of the mistake in most cases. You might also have two years from the date of injury discovery if it differs. You have an overarching deadline of five years from the date of malpractice regardless of the date of discovery. Several exceptions to the rule apply, however.
  • Medical expert witnesses. Although no state law gives evidential requirements for a medical malpractice claim, the burden of proof is to establish that the defendant more likely than not caused the plaintiff’s injuries. This generally takes evidence such as expert testimony and medical records. Oregon Revised Statute 40.410 allows the use of a special medical expert if his or her testimony will help the jury understand the evidence presented.
  • Damage caps. The State of Oregon only applies a damage cap on medical malpractice claims involving wrongful death. If you are filing a claim against a practitioner or hospital in Gresham for a loved one’s wrongful death, the maximum amount of compensation you can receive for noneconomic damages is $500,000, according to state law. This cap only applies to intangible damages, not tangible ones.

The medical malpractice lawyers at Tillmann Law have spent years studying, analyzing, and utilizing Oregon’s medical malpractice laws during civil claims. Our plaintiff’s attorneys understand how these laws can apply to a case, as well as how to navigate them for a client’s greatest benefit. We can answer any questions you might have about the laws involved in your case for free when you contact us.

Speak to a Gresham Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today

At Tillmann Law, we can help injured patients with even the most complex medical malpractice lawsuits. If you believe a health care practitioner wronged you or a loved one, discuss your situation with a compassionate medical malpractice attorney right away. Contact our Gresham law office today to schedule a free consultation.