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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 courtroom.

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
  • Premature birth that was not attended by necessary neonatal intensive care
  • Improper monitoring of ventilators
  • Improper monitoring of circulation and perfusion during heart surgery
  • 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.

Call us today for your free case evaluation.