Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Portland
Over $100 Million Recovered
for Clients and their Families
Do you have a medical malpractice case?
Has a loved one been harmed by a doctor?
We put our trust in the hands of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers every day. When that trust is broken and a patient is seriously harmed or dies due to error or negligence, they need to be held accountable for their mistake. That’s why we’re here!
At Pickett Dummigan McCall, we work tirelessly to represent the rights of those who have suffered life-changing injuries or death as a result of medical malpractice. With over 200 years of combined experience and long-established relationships with medical experts, judges, defense attorneys, doctors, and other health care providers, we have the knowledge, skills, and resources to represent you.
What is Considered Medical Malpractice?
When a doctor, midwife, or other medical professional ignores signs that pregnancy or delivery may be dangerous, resulting in the injury, disability, or death of the child or mother.
Failure/delay to diagnose
When a physician or healthcare provider fails to make a correct diagnosis. This can occur when a doctor fails to diagnose cancer or other illnesses.
When a surgeon performs an operation and the patient is harmed more or in unexpected ways. This can happen when a surgeon cuts or damages the wrong internal structure.
Anesthesia is part of every surgery. It is a complicated area of medicine and mistakes can be made. If mistakes are made the harm is usually catastrophic.
When a doctor or pharmacist prescribes or dispenses the wrong medication to a patient. Wrong medication can include prescribing medicine that a patient is allergic to, or prescribing too little or too much medicine.
When a nurse or other healthcare provider fails to supervise and care for patients under their watch. Pressure sores are often a symptom of medical neglect. Neglect can also include unsanitary conditions and practices that lead to infections.
Settlement for a boy who suffered paralysis after an orthopedic procedure on his legs.
Settlement for a young mother who suffered a brain injury due to the medical team’s failure to immediately start CPR.
Settlement for the surviving spouse and daughter of a woman who died due to preeclampsia or PIH.
What our clients say
The lawyers at Pickett Dummigan McCall are compassionate, capable, and creative when it comes to helping their clients. They go the extra mile to help people.
Mr. Dummigan and his staff are very professional and caring. They took a case that no one else would…and put their energy and resources into the case to see it come to a successful close. It was an unfortunate series of events that led me to Mr. Dummigan’s office, but I was thankful for the closure his office brought to my situation.
I could not have asked for a better legal team than all three of you. Thank you again for the time and energy that you and your staff were willing to spend on my behalf, it made these last two years of my life a little more tolerable.
Working with a Portland Medical Malpractice Attorney
Winning your case requires a trusted, respected, and compassionate Portland medical malpractice lawyer ready to fight on your behalf. Our Portland malpractice attorneys have the knowledge and experience you need.
At Pickett Dummigan Mcall, we’ll leave no stone unturned in pursuit of justice for you and your family. We consult with multiple experts before we ever file a lawsuit. This gives us an advantage over most other medical malpractice law firms in the state. When we say you have a case that is worth pursuing, we are confident that the medical issues have been thoroughly analyzed.
Quick Answers from Our Attorneys
Q: Do you accept all medical malpractice cases?
“Our firm only accepts cases in which there is clear error and permanent harm. Our focus is in the area of birth trauma. We work with experts throughout the country to understand the medicine and prove your case.”
— R. Brendan Dummigan
Q: What evidence is needed to support my case?
“We have an extensive network of doctors and nurses with whom we work to carefully and completely analyze the care that was provided. This expert opinion is the foundation of all cases we accept.”
— Deena Sajitharan
Protecting Our Community One Case at a Time
Whether you’re the victim of malpractice or contacting us as a friend or family member of someone wronged, you’re welcome here. Our compassionate and experienced team will listen to your situation, explain what to expect, and answer all of your questions.
We will conduct a thorough review of the care provided and only then will we move forward with your case. We’ll take your case on a contingency-fee-basis. You won’t pay anything unless we win.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice refers to a doctor or healthcare provider treating a patient in a manner that is substandard or below the standard of care, resulting in injury to a patient.
How do you prove medical malpractice?
Some medical mistakes are easy to spot and prove. For example, a patient is a victim of medical malpractice if a surgeon operates on the wrong body part or leaves medical instruments inside a patient’s body. However, medical malpractice claims can also be difficult to discover because it takes medical knowledge to find out if a healthcare provider failed to follow the standard of care.
What four things must be present to show malpractice?
To prove that medical malpractice occurred, you must be able to show all of these 4 things:
- A doctor-patient relationship existed
- The doctor was negligent
- The doctor’s negligence caused the injury
- The injury led to specific damages