Pediatric Malpractice Lawyer in Oregon
Representing Portland Victims of Medical Malpractice
You trust your pediatrician and other healthcare providers to protect and
manage your child's health. The vast majority of doctors and nurses
are responsible and skilled individuals who care for their patients with
excellence and professionalism. This is, in part, because medical practitioners
must complete years of education and practical training before they become
licensed providers. Those in the field of medicine are held to a high
standard of care, because the lives of their patients are in their hands
If your child's doctor fails to live up to his or her duty of care
to you by neglecting to exercise necessary caution or committing outright
misconduct, we at The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C. believe that
he or she should be held accountable. With more than two decades of experience
representing victims of medical malpractice, we can provide quality and
aggressive legal counsel to help you seek the compensation you deserve.
Our primary attorney has been named to the list of
Oregon Super Lawyers®, a testament to the recognition and respect of his success in the
Common Types of Pediatric Malpractice
Malpractice is defined as a doctor's action or failure to act that
does not align with the standard of competency of his or her field. Essentially,
if your pediatrician did something that a competent doctor would not have
done, or did not do something that a competent doctor would have done,
this is considered medical negligence. If this negligence directly led
to an injury or illness being caused or worsened, you may have a case
for malpractice against your practitioner.
Some of the most common examples of pediatric malpractice include:
Failure to diagnose or
misdiagnosis of a medical condition, including cancer
birth that was not attended by necessary neonatal intensive care
- Improper monitoring of ventilators
Improper monitoring of circulation and perfusion during heart
- Improper monitoring of at-risk infants for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
By filing a pediatric
medical malpractice claim against the responsible individuals, you can help protect other
children from the dangers of irresponsible medical providers. In addition,
you can ensure that you will have the financial compensation necessary
to give your child the medical care he or she requires and the best possible
chance of having a positive future.
Fighting for the Compensation You Deserve
The key in bringing malpractice claims against a pediatrician is proving
negligence. That is proving that an incompetent doctor or nurse caused
harm to your child that would have been avoided had proper care been taken.
This generally requires testimony from a medical professional who can
outline the procedures and measures that a competent doctor would have
performed throughout your child's treatment. This testimony can then
prove that your pediatrician failed to live up to the standard of care.
If your child was the victim of medical malpractice, it can potentially
affect his or her life for years to come. Not only was your child forced
to endure preventable pain and suffering, but he or she may also be subjected
to necessary medical treatment on a long-term, or even permanent basis
that can change the course of his or her life. Furthermore, this can have
devastating implications on your finances.
At The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C., we will fight for nothing
less than the full and fair amount of financial support that you and your
family need to move forward. If pediatric malpractice led to the
wrongful death of your child, not only will we seek compensation, but
we will also pursue change to the doctor or hospital's policies in
an effort to ensure that no child ever suffers the same tragic fate again.
Caring & Aggressive Advocacy for Victims
If your child has been injured because of pediatric malpractice in Portland,
we can help you. Our medical malpractice attorney has been assisting injury
victims and their families for more than 20 years. With a strong and unwavering
commitment to the best interests of our clients, The Law Offices of Patrick
L. Block, P.C. is the right choice for your case. We are more than prepared
to dedicate the resources and attention necessary to achieve a positive
outcome to your medical malpractice claim.
today for your
free case evaluation.