Bend Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Doctors, hospitals and health care providers have a legal responsibility to meet the expected standard of care for their profession. Medical errors are a real and pervasive problem, claiming 251,000 lives in our country every year. Failure to meet standards in areas of proper diagnosis, treatment options and continued care can result in liability for damages resulting from injury or the wrongful death of the patient.

Free Consultation · No Attorney Fees Unless You Win

If you or a loved one suffered physical injury because of negligence on the part of a medical professional or health care facility, call the medical malpractice lawyers at Hawn & Coughlin, LLP, in Bend. For more than 30 years, our firm has been holding licensed health care providers accountable for providing the level of care people expect when they seek medical treatment.

What Do You Have To Prove To Win Your Case?

Just because a doctor made a mistake or missed a symptom, it does not necessarily mean you have a valid claim for compensation. Generally, a medical malpractice case in Oregon requires a combination of three components:

  • Did the health care provider fail to meet the standard of diagnostics and treatment available in your community or fail to refer you to a specialist with proper training, facilities or equipment to properly diagnose your case for effective treatment?
  • If so, did the improper diagnosis or ineffective treatment result in additional illness or injury that you otherwise would not have suffered if the expected standard of care had been met?
  • If so, did the illness or injury you suffered result in additional health care costs, financial damages or physical pain that a proper diagnosis and treatment would have prevented?

We have earned a reputation for providing the highest levels of client service and effective representation in personal injury matters such as medical malpractice. Call us if you need to discuss a possible injury or wrongful death claim resulting from any kind of negligence on the part of a health care provider, including:

  • Failure to diagnose a medical condition, misdiagnosis of cancer, heart attack or stroke
  • Surgical errors, anesthesiologist negligence
  • Prescription medication errors
  • Emergency room malpractice
  • Nursing negligence
  • Birth injury to baby or mother
  • Hospital errors, records mistakes
  • Hospital infection, unsanitary conditions
  • Dehydration or malnutrition

Let Us Help You Move Forward

From offices in Bend, our attorneys represent clients in personal injury and insurance law matters in communities throughout Oregon. Contact us to arrange a free initial consultation: 541-241-6991.