Wrongful Death Caused by Medical Malpractice

Oregon Medical Malpractice Lawyers

It is a shocking and devastating occurrence when a medical provider’s negligence results in the death of someone you love. Oregon residents trust physicians, nurses, and caregivers to deliver high-quality care to our loved ones. When a medical provider breaks this trust, and acts in a reckless or careless manner, it generates feelings of anger and despair.

Elite Injury Attorneys NetworkWhen you are grieving a family member’s passing, filing a wrongful death claim may seem like an overwhelming task, and a low priority. However, legal action is necessary if you want to recover damages for your loss. While no settlement amount can replace your departed loved one, a wrongful death lawsuit can help ease the financial burden that this tragedy created.

If you have lost a loved one due to medical malpractice, you probably have questions in addition to feelings of loss and anger. A wrongful death attorney can help you get started with your claim. Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC, will assign an attorney who will work to find you a qualified Oregon medical malpractice lawyer for your case if your claim has merit—at no cost to you.

Causes of Wrongful Death

One of the leading causes of a medically-negligent wrongful death is a surgical error. While surgery on the wrong body part or organ is a rarity, mistakes like leaving a sponge inside the body, or using unsterilized surgical tools happen more often than many people believe. Defective equipment, organ puncture and unnecessary surgery may also cause an injury that ultimately uses death.

Another common cause of wrongful death is an anesthesia error. Anesthesia is a powerful medication used during surgery to minimize pain and induce an unconscious state. Any error made during the administration of anesthesia, such as an overdose, underdose can cause severe injury. An anesthesiologist’s failure to properly monitor a patient’s vital signs or oxygen supply can also result in death.

Children Can Suffer a Wrongful Death

Medical malpractice leading to death is not limited to adults. Negligence during delivery can result in injury to a child that may be fatal. If an Oregon doctor is not prepared for a difficult delivery, or if they use improper delivery techniques, a baby could suffer a fatal injury.

Some causes of delivery malpractice include:

  • Inattention to the baby heart monitor
  • Failure to identify a tangled umbilical cord
  • Hypoxia leading to brain injury and death
  • Excessive force when delivering a child that may result in head trauma

If you or a loved one lives in Oregon and you have lost a loved one due to medical malpractice, please complete the online form and the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC will review your case and work to find you an Oregon medical malpractice lawyer, if you have a valid claim.