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Portland Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

Has medical malpractice resulted in injury to your spinal cord?

During medical procedures, we are placing our lives in the hands of physicians, surgeons and nurses, and we expect that they can be trusted with this responsibility. However, when a medical practitioner is negligent in performing his or her duties according to standard procedure, it can have serious consequences.

Spinal cord injuries are serious and debilitating injuries, typically caused by damage to vertebrae, discs, or ligaments of the spine or to the cord itself. Damage can also occur gradually as a result of infections, inflammation, or other diseases. If an error led to a spinal cord injury for you or a loved one, the ramifications can be life-altering and you should not have to pay for them. The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C., a Portland medical malpractice attorney, wants to help you seek justice for a doctor's carelessness.

Choose an Experienced Spinal Cord Injury Attorney in Portland

In one spinal injury case handled by Attorney Block, a former Portland TV personality received over $1.4 million in damages following a botched spinal surgery. In 2003, a surgery was performed with the intent of fixing a bulging disk, whereby a wire was placed into the neck to relieve nerve pain. The doctor in charge of the surgery inserted the wire too deeply, puncturing the spinal cord and resulting in loss of feeling and motor skills in the patient. The doctor, Oregon Health & Science University, and OHSU Medical Group were each considered liable for the accident.

Patrick L. Block has been named to the list of Oregon Super Lawyers® as well as The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Additionally, he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, an accolade earned by lawyers who have won settlements or verdicts of $1 million or more. This means that you can trust our firm to provide nothing but the highest quality of legal counsel while pursuing maximum compensation for your case.

Errors and Mistreatment

Our legal team at The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C., can evaluate your case and consult with medical experts to determine the cause of your spinal cord injury and assess whether a doctor can be held liable for the actions that led to your injury.

Scenarios in which a doctor can be found liable include:

We trust doctors to cure and provide relief for injuries and ailment, not cause, worsen, or ignore them. Medical practitioners go through years of schooling to learn the standard protocol for diagnosing, treating, and operating on patients that require their care and are paid to adhere to it. If failure to perform a duty of care results in a life-changing spinal cord injury, our Portland spinal cord injury attorney believes doctors and medical professionals should be held accountable and will fight for you.

Seek Full Compensation for Your Financial Burden

Immediately following an injury, you may need medications to relieve pain and decrease inflammation. Further surgery may be required to correct the mistake, and there may be long-term, or even permanent, implications on your lifestyle that can result in costly medical expenses. You should not be required to pay out of pocket for another person's negligence!

Our lawyer in Portland can help you pursue compensation for the following:

  • Medication
  • Corrective surgery
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Emotional distress
  • Walking aids
  • Technological aids for living

We can fight to pursue justice for your injury with aggressiveness and efficiency. It is our mission to ensure that patients are not mistreated or neglected by practitioners and that they receive the justice and compensation they deserve.

Top 100 Trial Lawyer Prepared to Fight for You

Don't let a doctor get away with medical malpractice; let us help you fight to hold him or her accountable. You should not be responsible for the financial burden of a spinal cord injury caused by the error of a medical practitioner. We are ready to investigate your case to determine liability and protect your rights as a patient. We offer free case evaluations to help potential clients take the first step with no obligation.

Contact us today to learn how we can help you take legal action!