Medical Malpractice

Lake Oswego Medical Malpractice Attorney

Fighting for Injured Patients Throughout Oregon

When you go to see a doctor or other professional about a medical issue, you expect to be treated with the utmost attention and care. In fact, medical professionals are taught to uphold a “duty of care” by always trying their best to treat their patients comprehensively and effectively. However, doctors and nurses are human too, and, unfortunately, this means accidents can happen. When a medical professional does something particularly careless or reckless that results in harm to a patient, this is known as medical malpractice.

The Callahan Law Office has dedicated most of our resources to trying and settling medical malpractice cases on behalf of wrongfully injured clients since we opened in 2014. Our skilled Lake Oswego medical malpractice attorney draws from his legal expertise and military experience to effectively negotiate and litigate medical malpractice cases throughout Oregon. As a result, we have successfully recovered damages for numerous clients, allowing them to attain closure and peace of mind following a traumatic medical accident.

Have you or a loved one been affected by an act of medical malpractice? Call The Callahan Law Office today at (503) 966-2803 or write to us online.

Common Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice

According to Hofstra University, there over 17,000 lawsuits related to medical malpractice are filed in the U.S. annually. Medical malpractice can come in many forms and involves anything from minor temporary injuries to permanent injury and death.

Medical malpractice can result from any of the following actions:

  • Administering defective or incorrect medication
  • Administering the wrong dosage of anesthesia
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Failing to check a patient’s medical history before treatment
  • Failure to properly provide informed consent
  • Leaving a medical tool inside a patient’s body after surgery
  • Misdiagnosis of a condition
  • Performing the wrong surgery on a patient
  • Prescribing the wrong dosage of medication

Medical malpractice commonly results in the following injuries:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Birth injury
  • Infection
  • Nerve damage
  • Overdose
  • Quadriplegia
  • Wrongful death

How to File a Medical Malpractice Claim in Oregon

First, you must file your claim within Oregon’s statute of limitations, which is two years. This is the amount of time you have between either becoming injured or discovering your injury (if it wasn’t apparent at first) and submitting your claims paperwork. However, you may be able to file a claim up to five years after the date of the incident or discovery in certain circumstances.

Second, you must prove that the defendant (the individual or entity you are bringing a lawsuit against) actually committed malpractice. Simply being unsatisfied with your medical treatment is not enough to file a medical malpractice claim—you must show that a medical professional acted negligently and that negligence caused you harm.

Here are the four essential components needed to file a medical malpractice lawsuit:

  • You and the defendant must have established a doctor-patient relationship prior to treatment
  • The defendant must have deviated from the expected medical standard of care under the circumstances of which you were undergoing treatment
  • The defendant caused you, the plaintiff, physical and/or emotional injury
  • Your injury resulted in specific, quantifiable damages (medical bills, missed work, etc.)

You must be able to prove, with evidence, that all of the above occurred in order to receive compensation for the damages you suffered. A lawyer can help you investigate the incident and enlist the help of a medical professional who can provide expert testimony showing how the defendant failed to provide adequate medical care. Though medical malpractice cases usually settle before going to trial, we will prepare for litigation just in case.

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Why Choose Us

At The Callahan Firm, our medical malpractice attorney has nearly a decade of experience almost exclusively handling medical malpractice cases. Attorney Josh Callahan is a trial-tested and compassionate lawyer who is dedicated to winning his injured clients the compensation they deserve to pay for their medical bills and other expenses resulting from medical malpractice.

  • Throughout the whole process, I felt informed, supported, listened to, and valued.

    “The successful outcome of the case has helped lift a weight that had settled over me during three years of complications caused by the negligence of a doctor. Thank you Josh, Kristi, and Keith.”

    - Marcia H.
  • Fantastic lawyer

    “After all the stress and money of looking for a lawyer, I finally found the one. You will be happy with the way Josh excels at his communication and making sure that not one of your dollars is wasted.”

    - Jesse
  • EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    “From my first phone call to Joshua V Callahan to my settlement, I felt Protected and safe.”

    - Shirly
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About Our Firm & Firm Values

Attorney Joshua V. Callahan founded The Callahan Law Office in his home state of Oregon in 2014. Since then he has helped numerous clients in the Lake Oswego and Portland areas successfully attain the maximum compensation they deserve following motor vehicle, medical malpractice, and other accidents.

What Sets Us Apart

Our Promise to You
  • Enlisted Soldier: U.S. Military Police for 8 Years
  • Track Record Of Success
  • We Provide Free Consultations
  • Personalized Attention & Care

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