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Radiation Error Claims in Portland

Has a radiation error caused a serious injury?

There is no doubt that cancer is a serious and life-changing illness. At this time in your life, it is imperative that you are receiving the best possible medical treatment from the start, since declaring a patient cancer-free relies on the strict diligence of the doctors providing care. One of the tools used by medical professionals in the fight against cancer cells is radiation. While radiation in small doses can be a life-saving treatment, too much radiation is lethal and can lead to serious personal injury or even a fatality.

Unfortunately, there is little room for improvement once a patient has suffered an injury from too much radiation. At The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C., our Portland medical malpractice attorney believes that medical malpractice at the hands of someone that you are trusting to make the best decisions for your care is absolutely unacceptable. With over 20 years of experience, Attorney Patrick L. Block has dedicated his legal services to fighting for your right to hold medical professionals accountable when they make mistakes.

Learn more about how Attorney Block can be an asset to your radiation error case by calling our offices today!

Radiation Therapy & How It Can Go Wrong

Radiation therapy is a treatment that works to kill cancer cells in the body by damaging their DNA through the use of internal or external radiation. Since this treatment can damage the normal, healthy cells within the body, it is important that care and consideration is used when applying this treatment to minimize damage.

While there is value to radiation treatment, there are known and documented ways that a fatal dose can be given to the human body:

  • Hospital staff shortages results in overall inattentiveness of medical professionals.
  • Doctors making mistakes when writing the prescription for radiation therapy.
  • Machines can malfunction or develop programming errors.
  • Incomplete inspections of radiation equipment.
  • Incorrectly positioned radiation beams that miss their intended target.

When radiation errors occur, the results are devastating. Treatment options are limited, resulting in long-lasting, irreversible, and sometimes fatal injuries as a result. Medical professionals in Oregon can be held liable for medical malpractice when their negligence and improper care and treatment result in injuries to a patient.

There are many types of injuries that can result from radiation therapy, including:

  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Loss of teeth
  • Difficulty seeing and breathing
  • Loss of hearing
  • Organ damage
  • Radiation burns
  • Bone death
  • Permanent pain and suffering

When cells have been damaged, treatment options are extremely limited. In fact, much of the options available are aimed at providing options to simply live with the injury- not recover from it. Working with the Oregon medical malpractice attorney at Portland law firm The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C., can help you recover damages for the medical expenses, loss of employment, chronic pain and suffering, and the trauma inflicted on your life from the incompetence of a doctor during radiation treatment.

Let Portland Attorney Patrick L. Block Take Care of You

Dealing with a radiation treatment error can be a full-time endeavor, and you do not need to tackle it alone. Named among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers and a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, Attorney Block has a proven track record of aggressively pursuing the interests of his clients with significant results.

Fill out a free case evaluation form to get started on your case. Time is of the essence when you have suffered a medical mistake, and The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C. can help ensure that your case moves as quickly as possible.