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.
The attorneys of Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton are here to help with your medical negligence case. Our attorneys, based in Eugene, have successfully tried cases with large payouts in Lane, Douglas, Deschutes, Linn and other counties in Oregon as well as Washington.
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 negligence/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 Lucas & Middleton 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.