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Portland Misdiagnosis Attorney

More Than 20 Years Of Experience On Your Side

It is your healthcare provider's responsibility to protect your health and well-being through prompt and proper diagnosis of existing medical conditions. Failure to do so can have disastrous repercussions. Retain a medical malpractice lawyer at The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C. to stand in your corner and fight for you if you or someone close to you has been the victim of misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose in Portland, Oregon.

At our firm, we have focused our legal practice entirely on helping victims of medical malpractice and their families. This concentration of our resources and energy allows us to provide our clients with the most effective legal representation possible. We have fostered connections and worked with medical professionals and specialists all over the country. This network gives us a reliable foundation to use in determining the strength of your case.

Proving Negligence in a Portland Misdiagnosis Case

Winning a medical malpractice case and the compensation you deserve for the careless mistakes of an incompetent doctor requires that your attorney prove your medical practitioner was negligent. Doctors are held to a high standard of professionalism and care, especially when it comes to diagnosing a patient's illness. This is the first and most crucial step in providing proper care and treatment, so a competent doctor should exercise caution, attentiveness, and thoroughness in analyzing and testing a patient for illnesses.

In order to determine a doctor's negligence, the following must be proven:

  • A doctor/patient relationship existed
  • The doctor did not adhere to the standard of care of medical professionals
  • This negligence directly caused, or worsened, your injury or condition
  • A doctor failed to include the correct diagnosis
  • Doctor included the correct diagnosis but failed to adequately test and analyze the diagnosis' viability

Common examples of a doctor's malpractice in diagnostics include:

  • Diagnosing and treating the wrong illness
  • Claiming a patient is healthy, but missing an existing illness or disease
  • Making the correct diagnosis after an unnecessary delay
  • Failing to recognize complications that change or worsen diagnosis
  • Making the right diagnosis, but failing to diagnose a related disease
  • Diagnosing one disease correctly, but missing an unrelated illness

Errors in a diagnosis can lead to a number of tragic consequences. For example, a patient may have to suffer unnecessary treatment for an illness that he or she does not actually have. This can mean that a patient who was wrongfully diagnosed with cancer must undergo radiation and chemotherapy, which can have harmful effects on the body.

An illness that was not correctly diagnosed may not receive the immediate treatment that it requires, which can lead to the condition worsening or even death. If you lost a loved one due to a doctor's negligent diagnosis, you deserve compensation. Furthermore, at The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C., we will fight to have a hospital change its rules and practices to prevent another patient from suffering the same tragic fate.

Get Help from The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C.!

When you bring us your misdiagnosis case, our first step is to gather and meticulously examine all of the pertinent medical records. From there, we submit the materials to our medical experts in the applicable fields for their specialized analysis and commentary. Once we have the appropriate medical expert support necessary to move forward, we can then aggressively pursue the result you deserve, bringing your case to settlement or trial.

As a knowledgeable legal professional, Patrick L. Block has what it takes to help you pursue legal recourse for an injury or death caused by misdiagnosis. Contact our firm Portland firm today to request a free case evaluation with our Oregon medical malpractice attorney. We are prepared to make a difference by fighting effectively for your rights.