Portland Medical Malpractice Lawyer

How Common is Medical Malpractice?

Patients put their trust and faith in medical professionals to act competently and safely.  Medical errors can cause severe injuries and death.  Every year, thousands of people die because of preventable medical errors. According to a  recent study published in the journal of Public Safety, patients suffer from preventable harms that contribute to their death in numbers that make medical malpractice the third leading cause of death in the country, behind only heart disease and cancer. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to the misdiagnosis, surgical error or other form of medical malpractice, you should seek a free consultation with Portland medical malpractice lawyer Chad Stavley.  It is important that  you understand your potential claims.

What is medical Malpractice?

There are many different types of medical negligence (malpractice) ranging from misdiagnosis to surgical errors.  The law requires physicians to use the skill, care and diligence that an ordinarily careful doctor would use in the same situation. This is called the “standard of care”.  Anything less than the standard of care is considered malpractice.  Doctors who are specially trained in a field are held to the standard of care for that speciality.  For instance, a vascular surgeon must use the skill and care that any ordinarily careful vascular surgeon would use in the same situation.  Doctors aren’t required to be perfect, but they are required to be competent and meet the standard of care.

Types of medical Malpractice

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication errors
  • Childbirth injuries
  • Anesthesia injuries

    What should I do if I suspect medical Malpractice?

    If you or a family member were injured or killed and you believe a medical error may have been the cause, you should get a professional opinion. We investigate medical malpractice claims for free so that you know what really happened, and if a medical error is to blame.  Call and get a free consultation with medical malpractice attorney Chad Stavley so that you can understand all of your options.

Law Office of Chad Stavley
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Debbi T.
2017-03-05 15:14:24
I live out of state and reached out to Chad for help with a pedestrian accident that I had while in Portland. Chad took the time to listen and communicate...
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2017-11-03 09:05:05
I don't ever write reviews, but this is one I wholeheartedly recommend to my community and family in need of a Personal Injury Attorney. Navigating a...
Kate F.
2014-11-12 13:35:31
I feel fortunate to have Chad on our side to handle an accident a couple of years ago. I'd had zero experience in lawsuits. He is knowledgeable,...
Alana S.
2015-06-12 16:12:28
As someone without any experience in the legal realm, it is daunting to navigate the aftermath of an auto accident. Chad is both knowledgeable and...
Russell Charley
21:18 15 Nov 17
I have to thank Chad for his time and compassion when working with my Mom and l. When I initially called Chad I was full of fear and anger about the wreck and how my civil case was being handled. My former attorney had just notified me, by mail, that he couldn’t do anything for me, and to come pick up the paperwork. Chad listened and talked with Me. Giving him hope and a path forward. This is what I needed at this very low point in my life. Chad met with Mom and I in person, later emailing us detailed instructions. Which we followed. He provided support and was available when we got stuck and had questions. Chad’s help and support have been invaluable to our family. And has help put closure to this catastrophic event in my life. I high recommend Chad.read more
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16:29 25 Oct 17
Chad helped us walk the difficult path of victims of a violent crime. He was experienced and reassuring through tough times.
James N
22:11 14 Jun 17
Chad is the real deal, truly out to help the less powerful and not in it just for a paycheck. Heres proof: I called him because my insurance adjuster was BS'ing me around with medical coverage, telling me I wasn't eligible. Chad went out of his way to three way call my insurance company with me, talk to the adjuster, and voila! Now i have medical coverage and I can get my back fixed. The best part? He didn't charge me a dime! He did it out of the kindness of his heart for somebody of lower status. Call it 100% magnanimous. If you're looking for a personal injury attorney, Mr. Stavley is your guy. read more
Abby K
14:52 31 Mar 17
Chad and his staff were extremely helpful with my case. I contacted his office after being injured in a car accident and he was able to produce a very nice outcome. He and Stephanie were always available and responded quickly to any questions or help needed in a friendly way. I highly recommend him!read more
Milton Pareta
05:16 17 Nov 16
I was in a major car accident in Eugene, Oregon back in June 2015. Resulting in numerous of injuries. Hospitalized for a couple of weeks and rehabbing for a couple of months after that. I was referred to Chad and he even came out to see me in Eugene from Portland. Our first discussion wasn't about any legal actions but how I was healing from the accident. Chad actually cares about his clients and will make sure you're taken cared off. He makes sure he is prepared for his cases and always is in communication with me. He even calls to see how I am doing or if I needed anything. He made my lawsuit really easy to handle. He will give you the best result one can ask for. Very easy and cool to work with. He will make sure that you are taken cared off. I highly recommend Chad Stavley for any personal injury case. You will be very pleased from the results.read more
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