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Auto accident cases are legal disputes that arise when one person suffers harm in an auto accident, and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm. In Oregon, the law requires the driver who caused the auto accident to pay for harm they caused. This includes, but isn’t limited to, medical expenses, wage loss, physical pain, permanency of injuries, and the disruption the auto accident has and will have on an individual’s life. Auto accidents in Oregon typically have a two-year statute of limitations, meaning it’s important to act quickly.

In the state of Oregon, malpractice refers to a “mistake” a professional made that caused someone harm. Under Oregon malpractice laws, that person is responsible for the harm they caused. Since professionals have a responsibility to use a degree of care, skill, and diligence in their work, anyone hired for professional services—doctors, dentists, lawyers—can be held liable for malpractice. Whether you believe your loved one is the victim of nursing home neglect or you believe you’re the victim of medical malpractice, our attorneys can help.

Birth injuries can cause considerable emotional distress on top of physical and financial harm. Like other forms of medical malpractice, birth injury claims can also be difficult to win. Proving malpractice and receiving fair compensation requires medical evidence and thorough knowledge of the law. For more than forty years, Nelson MacNeil Rayfield has helped members of the community pursue medical malpractice claims, including those involving birth injury. If you believe you have a birth injury claim, the attorneys at Nelson MacNeil Rayfield will be happy to answer your questions.

Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer that affects the membrane of the lungs and abdomen. Since the disease shows symptoms that mimic other ailments, it can be hard to diagnose. There are four types of mesothelioma: pleural, peritoneal, pericardial, and testicular. Those with a mesothelioma-related disease often experience fatigue, difficulty breathing, unexplained weight loss, loss of appetite, and chest pain, coughing, and shortness of breath, among other symptoms.

Personal injury cases are legal disputes that arise when a person suffers harm from an accident or injury, and someone else might be legally responsible for it. Under Oregon law, if someone causes you harm through a careless action, they are responsible for the harm they caused. In a personal injury case, there are two types of harms that individuals can be compensated for: monetary and non-monetary. Although non-monetary harms are not as easily calculable as medical bills or lost wages, they often constitute the greatest harm of any injury claim.

An Oregon wrongful death claim is essentially a negligence personal injury claim that has resulted in a death. Although a variety of unsafe and negligent acts can lead to wrongful death, some of the more common causes of wrongful death include medical malpractice, auto, car, and bicycle accidents, and product liability. Wrongful death claims in the state of Oregon have a three-year statute of limitations, meaning you or your lawyer must settle your case or file a lawsuit within three years of the incident.