Nobody really likes being in the hospital, but when you're ill enough to be admitted, you have the expectation that at least you will be properly treated, monitored, and cared for. Most hospital employees, including nurses and medical technicians, are competent and dedicated. If, however, a hospital employee negligently injures a patient in the course of carrying out his or her duties, the hospital may be liable.
Hospital negligence occurs in a variety of ways. These include administering the wrong medication, or an incorrect dose of the right medication; unsanitary conditions that cause infection; injuring a patient during transfer or during a diagnostic test; allowing a patient to become malnourished or dehydrated; transfusing a patient with the wrong blood type; breaching patient confidentiality; and more.
Depending on the nature of the negligence, consequences to the patient can include extended recovery time, permanent disability, or even death.
Hospital negligence can be challenging to prove; it may be difficult to "connect the dots" between a hospital employee's action or failure to act and the harm that befell the patient. On occasion, records may be deliberately changed in order to conceal the negligent act. Huegli Fraser PC is experienced in dealing with Oregon hospital negligence matters.
Because of the complex nature of hospital negligence and the effort required to prove a plaintiff's case, many attorneys decline to take these cases. Located in Portland, Huegli Fraser PC is one of a few Oregon law firms that accepts hospital negligence cases. We are skilled in investigating these cases, and we have relationships with highly-regarded medical experts whose testimony helps win them. Our attorneys have over 45 years' combined experience in negligence and malpractice cases, with several verdicts and settlements in excess of one million dollars. In total, we have recovered over 100 million dollars for our clients.
If you've been a victim of hospital negligence, you likely just want to get your life back the way it was before you were injured. At Huegli Fraser PC, our goal is to help you get there.
If you have been harmed by a hospital employee's negligence, you have only a limited time to take legal action. Contact the experienced Portland hospital negligence attorneys of Huegli Fraser PC. We will offer you a clear, honest assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of your case.
Huegli Fraser serves Portland and the surrounding areas, working with clients throughout Oregon. Contact us at (971) 266-8877. We look forward to working with you.
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