The news released in an Institute of Medicine story in 1999 made headlines: avoidable medical errors contributed to tens of thousands of American deaths. A dozen years later, a subsequent study showed that quality of care remains a problem, exceeding the number of deaths from AIDS, breast cancer and motor vehicle accidents combined.
Injury and wrongful death resulting from medical negligence and defective medical devices and pharmaceuticals comprise a significant part of our practice. Medical negligence claims are typically against physicians, hospitals, or both, for failing to use the same degree of skill as an ordinarily careful and prudent physician or hospital in the same or a similar area. We have also handled many medical malpractice claims against the Veterans’ Administration. Medical Malpractice claims include birth trauma, botched surgeries, missed diagnoses, medication errors, and other medical negligence. We have handled or are handling defective medical product claims involving defective hip and knee implants, artificial heart valves, birth control devices and prescription errors.
The experienced attorneys at Johnson Johnson & Schaller carefully evaluate each case, and give you the answers and counsel you deserve. In addition to our experienced attorneys, one of our on-staff medical investigators, Jodie Wize, R.N., B.S.N., brings her education and years of experience as an intensive care and medical surgical nurse to this process, reviewing medical records and researching current medical literature.
You may read about some of our cases in our Medical Negligence Issue in our Newsletters section. In addition, because we frequently handle these claims, almost every issue of our newsletter contains one or more medical malpractice cases.
If you have suffered serious injury or the death of a family member as the result of physician or hospital negligence, or because of a defective medical product, call Johnson Johnson & Schaller PC, for a free consultation. We welcome your call and will listen with compassion as we evaluate the best approach for you to take.
At Johnson Johnson & Schaller PC, we help people throughout Oregon, including the cities of Eugene, Portland, Springfield, Corvallis, Medford, Salem, Bend, Lincoln City, The Dalles, Roseburg, Albany, Ashland, Florence, Coos Bay, Grants Pass, and Junction City; Benton County, Deschutes County, Jackson County, Josephine County, Lane County, Multnomah County, Washington County, Linn County, Clackamas County, Marion County and Hood River County; the states of California and Washington and throughout Central Oregon, Southern Oregon, the Oregon Coast and the Willamette Valley.