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Choosing a good malpractice attorney is essential to ensuring your case will be handled with the care it deserves. Since 1980, the law office of Nelson MacNeil Rayfield has provided effective, professional, and courteous service to the community. We focus on protecting the legal rights of our clients, and have experience handling the complexities of malpractice claims, ranging from case law to procedural rules. If you think you have a malpractice claim, the lawyers at Nelson MacNeil Rayfield are deeply committed to protecting those who have suffered from malpractice in the state of Oregon.
Medical Malpractice

Choosing a good medical malpractice attorney is essential to ensuring your case will be handled with the care it deserves. Attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice have experience handling the complexities of medical malpractice claims, including case law and procedural rules. Medical errors have become widespread in the United States, and our attorneys see many different types of malpractice claims each year. If you think you have a claim, the lawyers at Nelson MacNeil Rayfield are deeply committed to protecting those affected by medical malpractice.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice refers to the professional negligence by healthcare professionals or providers in which treatment provided was substandard, and caused injury or death to a patient. In the case of medical malpractice, the error may have been a negligent act or an act of omission. When evaluating whether or not you have a medical malpractice claim, it’s important to note that doctors don’t commit malpractice just because their efforts were unsuccessful or were not perfect; the doctor’s degree of care, skill, or diligence must fall below the average standard of care in the community for the same or similar circumstances. Medical malpractice can include, but isn’t limited to:

Failed gallbladder surgery Childbirth complications Failure to diagnose serious health conditions Anesthesia errors Postoperative negligence Emergency room errors
Dental Malpractice

Choosing a good dental malpractice lawyer is essential to ensuring your case will be handled with care from day one. Attorneys who specialize in dental malpractice have experience handling the complexities of dental malpractice claims, including case law and procedural rules. Medical errors have become widespread in the United States, and our attorneys see many different types of malpractice claims each year. If you think you have a claim, the lawyers at Nelson MacNeil Rayfield are deeply committed to protecting those affected by dental malpractice.

What is Dental Malpractice?

Dental malpractice refers to the professional negligence by a dentist or oral surgeon in which treatment provided was substandard, and caused injury or death to a patient. In the case of dental malpractice, the error may have been a negligent act or an act of omission. When evaluating whether or not you have a dental malpractice claim, it’s important to note that dentists don’t commit malpractice just because their efforts were unsuccessful or were not perfect; the dentist’s degree of care, skill, or diligence must fall below the average standard of care in the community for the same or similar circumstances. Dental malpractice can include, but isn’t limited to:

Failure to diagnose conditions like oral cancer or periodontal disease Injuries to the nerves of the jaw, tongue, and lips Infections resulting from lack of care or improper care Defective bridges or crowns that cause harm to teeth or gums Improper or needless extraction of teeth Wrong prescriptions and/or dosages
Nursing Home Neglect

Choosing a good nursing home neglect attorney is essential to ensuring your case will be handled with care from day one. Attorneys who specialize in nursing home neglect and abuse have experience handling the complexities of elder neglect cases, including case law and procedural rules. Nursing homes care for some of the most vulnerable people in our society and we trust them to provide the care we would want should we end up there some day. For this reason, the nursing home neglect lawyers at Nelson MacNeil Rayfield are deeply committed to protecting those affected by nursing home neglect.

What is Nursing Home Neglect?

Nursing home neglect, also referred to as elder neglect or nursing home negligence, most commonly occurs when a resident doesn’t receive proper medical, physical, or emotional attention. In some cases, neglect may escalate into physical or emotional abuse. The most common underlying causes of nursing home neglect and/or abuse are inadequate staffing, training, and medical treatment. Our nursing home attorneys see the following types of injuries stemming from nursing home negligence and abuse:

Falls Bed Injuries and Bedsores Malnutrition and Dehydration Wandering or Flight of a Resident Medication Errors Bed Rail Confinement and Suffocation

What Makes Us Different

With over 70 years of collective legal and trial experience, our malpractice lawyers will answer your questions at no cost, help point you in the right direction, or if need be, represent you and your malpractice claim in court. A successful claim requires a lawyer who understands the intricacies of a malpractice case, ranging from thoroughly investigating the claim to understanding the state-by-state regulations for filing.

 

Finding a reputable malpractice law firm with attorneys who are understanding, compassionate, and willing to fight on your behalf is essential. When choosing a law firm to handle your malpractice case, look for:

  • Experience you can trust
  • Specialty in malpractice litigation
  • Satisfied clients
  • Fair fee structure
  • Ethics
  • Responsiveness

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