Understanding Your Rights After Oregon Catastrophic Medical Malpractice Resulting in Paralysis
When you or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice, the future may seem daunting. Not only are you facing the uncertainty of returning to work, but also returning to the life you had before. In addition, you are suddenly overwhelmed by a stack of medical bills relating to the care necessary for your care. And in particularly catastrophic cases, you or a loved one might be facing a future with paralysis. Oregon catastrophic medical malpractice resulting in paralysis can cause significant issues for a victim and his or her family.
Paralysis brings life-long ramifications and is one of the most traumatic forms of Oregon medical malpractice. It can be caused by medical professionals’ reckless, careless, and negligent medical care. Nerve damage and many forms of paralysis are considered risks commonly associated with numerous surgeries and other medical procedures, but when a paralysis injury occurs it may be due to the negligent actions of a medical professional entrusted with the care of you or your loved one. And the fact that such injuries are associated with medical procedure risks does not mean an injured patient cannot seek compensation for their injuries and future related care.
Our Oregon paralysis medical malpractice attorneys know your rights and have the experience necessary to get you or your loved one the compensation you deserve for injuries suffered as a result of medical malpractice, including:
- Loss of movement, including range of motion
- Loss of sensation
- Any other loss of function
In Oregon, monetary compensation may be received for the following:
- Past and future pain and suffering, both physical and emotional
- Medical expenses, including future expenses relating to necessary treatment or care
- Lost wages from the inability to work because of the injuries, including future wages
- Pain and suffering, both past pain and suffering, and future pain and suffering;
- Medical bills, both past and future;
- Lost wages from being out of work;
- Lost future earnings from being unable to work in the same capacity or for the same amount of time;
- Loss of enjoyment spending time with family, friends, and other loved ones- often called “loss of consortium” due to extended time in the hospital or inability relating to injuries
- Cost of equipment, modified vehicles, wheelchairs, necessary home modifications, etc to provide necessary accommodations
Major Medical Malpractice Causes of Paralysis
Common causes of paralysis include, but are not limited to:
- Botched Surgery
- Improper diagnosis or unnecessary surgery, causing more harm and suffering than good
- Improper use of or malfunctioning medical equipment
- Mistakes made during surgery that impacted the spine or spinal column, leading to paralysis.
- Delays in Medical Treatment
- Delay in recognizing a patient is suffering from a severe or dangerous medical condition, such as an infection causing septic shock
- Failing to treat conditions such as spinal disc calcification, which then cause damage to the spinal cord
- Misdiagnosis or improper treatment of causes of neurological impairment, like viral meningitis
- Failure to Properly Administer Anesthesia Errors or Medication
- Improper dosage of anesthesia drugs, causing brain or nervous system damage
- Medication errors of drugs which may cause nerve damage
Oregon Catastrophic Medical Malpractice Resulting in Paralysis Should be Handled by Our Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed as a result of medical malpractice contact the Oregon Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Kuhlman Law at our number below or fill out the intake form. We offer a free initial case evaluation and handle cases on a contingency fee which means that you pay no money unless we recover.
Our law firm handles cases throughout the state including Bend and Portland Oregon, Redmond, Central Oregon, Sisters, Madras, Multnomah County, Deschutes County, Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Lane County, Medford, Gresham, La Grande, Albany, Medford, Beaverton, Umatilla, Pendleton, Cottage Grove, Florence, Oregon City, Springfield, Keizer, Grants Pass, McMinnville, Tualatin, West Linn, Forest Grove, Wilsonville, Newberg, Roseburg, Lake Oswego, Klamath Falls, Happy Valley, Tigard, Ashland, Milwakie, Coos Bay, The Dalles, St. Helens, Sherwood, Central Point, Canby, Troutdale, Hermiston, Silverton, Hood River, Newport, Prineville, Astoria, Tillamook, Lincoln City, Hillsboro, and Vancouver, Washington.
We also have an office in Minneapolis, Minnesota and take medical malpractice cases throughout the Twin Cities, including St. Paul, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Washington County, Anoka County, Scott County, Blaine, Stillwater, and Saint Paul Minnesota.