Oregon residents entrust their health and well-being to medical professionals every day. Sadly, that trust could be misplaced. Doctor errors occur far too often, and they cause serious, permanent and even fatal injuries to unsuspecting patients. Choosing the right attorney to represent the injured person and/or the family could make all the difference when it comes to a successfully litigated claim.
Many Oregon residents often turn to their friends, family and co-workers when it comes to finding an attorney. Obtaining a referral from someone close to them is a good start. However, they should also do their own research regarding any attorney that is recommended.
Social media is also a good resource to find feedback about an attorney from others. It may take some time to read the comments, but it could be worthwhile. A trait that one person complains about could be the quality that another person is looking for in an attorney. An Oregon resident needs to choose someone with whom he or she will be comfortable during an understandably stressful and challenging time.
The injured patient could be facing an extensive recovery, and the last thing he or she needs to worry about is medical bills, lost income and other damages incurred due to doctor errors. Those who are grieving the loss of a family member have more important things to think about as well. The right attorney will handle the legal matters in a compassionate and efficient manner. If a civil court rules that medical malpractice occurred, damages could be awarded to help with the financial losses that often accompany medical mistakes.
Source: hngn.com, "5 Things You Need to Know in Hiring Medical Malpractice Lawyers", Debapriya Dutta, Oct. 20, 2016