Portland, Oregon, Lawyer Dedicated to Medical Malpractice

We handle more complex medical malpractice cases than any other law firm in Oregon.

Our Experience

Only lawyers with proven experience should handle complex medical malpractice cases.

Medical malpractice cases involve a high degree of skill and expertise. Many Oregon lawyers shy away from medical malpractice because the risk is high and the costs to prepare the case can be upwards of $100,000. Oregon medical malpractice cases are complex, require technical knowledge, access to top medical experts, and knowledge of how to prepare and present the case to the jury. The Fraser Law Firm has the skill, knowledge, determination, access to world-class experts, and the courage to stand up for you.

Read more below about the many areas in which our firm has helped clients recover for serious medical injuries. Or contact The Fraser Law Firm for a consultation about how we can help you.

Birth Injuries

The birth of a baby is a monumental, joyful event-the day expectant parents have dreamed about for months. Those dreams may be dashed if their baby suffers devastating injuries because of a care provider’s negligence. Dreams for a bright future… Read More

Water Birth Injuries

“Water birth” is a process in which women give birth while partially immersed in a pool of water. Proponents say that water births have many advantages, including helping the mother relax and conserve her energy, reducing the need for drugs and o… Read More

Failure to Diagnose

When you seek medical care, you’re placing your trust in a doctor, and your life in his or her hands. Nobody wants to receive bad news from a physician, but the only thing worse is not receiving a diagnosis in time to do something about it. Whe… Read More


It’s the diagnosis most people fear hearing above all others: cancer. Not a single disease, cancer appears in many ways, in many parts of the body, sometimes with pain, but often without. Diagnosing cancer can be tricky, as many less serious co… Read More

Breast Cancer

For women, perhaps no cancer diagnosis is feared like that of breast cancer. Despite recent advances in treatment, the diagnosis of breast cancer still raises the fears of disfigurement, side-effects from treatment, inability to enjoy life, and the p… Read More


Stroke is one of the leading causes of adult death in the United States, as well as a frequent cause of disability. When stroke is diagnosed and treated promptly, particularly within the “golden hour” immediately following the onset of symptoms,… Read More

Heart Attack

Heart attack, or myocardial infarction, often doesn’t present in the same dramatic way as it is depicted on television. While some cases exhibit the classic symptom of intense chest pain, others present with more subtle symptoms such as lightheaded… Read More


Infections can be picked up almost anywhere; much of the time they pose little serious risk. Sometimes, though, infections are serious, and can be disabling or even life-threatening if not detected and treated quickly. Some of these infections may ev… Read More

Sexual Abuse by Medical Professionals

Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals are supposed to put the well-being of their patients first. As the Hippocratic Oath taken by doctors says, “First, do no harm.” But when medical professionals take advantage of vulnerable p… Read More

Nerve Injuries

Most of the time, we don’t think about our nervous systems, especially when they’re working as they are supposed to. But if you’ve sustained nerve damage as a result of medical malpractice, it’s hard to think about anything el… Read More

Cauda Equina Syndrome

Cauda equina syndrome is a relatively uncommon disorder affecting the bundle of nerve roots at the lower end of the spinal cord, which is known as the cauda equina. The term, loosely translated, means the “horse’s tail.” Cauda equina sy… Read More

Brachial Plexus Injuries

A brachial plexus injury involves injury to the nerves that control the muscles in one’s arm, shoulder and hand. Although such injuries can happen in a variety of ways and at any time of life, they occur most commonly during the birth process.… Read More

Ruptured Disk Injuries

As anyone who has ever suffered serious back pain knows, back pain impacts every aspect of life, from the ability to work to the capacity to care for one’s family and to enjoy leisure activities. Frequently, such severe pain is the result of a… Read More

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries often result in severe and often permanent disability, including loss of bowel and bladder function, paraplegia and quadriplegia. Such injuries may be caused by direct trauma, such as an automobile or other accident, when vertebr… Read More

Anesthesia Errors

Patients who go to hospitals or ambulatory surgery centers for procedures understand that they will have anesthesia administered. Typically this is overseen by an anesthesiologist and a nurse anesthetist. All surgery carries unavoidable risk, but if… Read More

Chiropractic Malpractice

Most people who seek the help of a chiropractor do so because they’re in pain and are seeking relief, or want to protect the health of their spine and nervous system. When performed properly, chiropractic treatment can relieve pain and promote… Read More

Dental Malpractice

“You’re never fully dressed without a smile,“ as the old song goes, but for people who are injured by dental malpractice in Portland, Oregon or the surrounding areas, smiles may be difficult to come by. Although, in general, dental work has… Read More

Nerve Injury

Dental procedures are so commonly performed in Oregon and throughout the United States that many people don’t consider them particularly risky. After all, most procedures are performed in a dental office, not a hospital or surgery center. Just… Read More

Dental Implants

Dental implants can be a boon for many people, restoring function and improving appearance. For others, however, complications from dental implant procedures can cause a variety of serious injuries. Negligently performed dental implant procedures are… Read More

Hospital Negligence

Nobody really likes being in the hospital, but when you’re ill enough to be admitted, you have the expectation that at least you will be properly treated, monitored, and cared for. Most hospital employees, including nurses and medical technicia… Read More

Nursing Negligence

While doctors make decisions and orders regarding patients’ care, nurses are usually the ones who carry those orders out. In that capacity, they hold patients’ very lives in their hands. When a nurse makes an error that should have been a… Read More

Medication Errors

According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, medication errors cause at least one death each day, and injure well over a million people annually in the United States. Many of these errors take place in hospitals or other medical care… Read More


Many cases of medical malpractice arise from the misdiagnosis of a medical condition, or from a delay in diagnosis that causes injury. When an error in diagnosis leads to a failure to treat, or treatment that is incorrect, a patient’s condition… Read More

Nursing Home Negligence/Managed Care Malpractice

The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home or other care facility is a difficult one. Usually, spouses or families arrive at this decision after a great deal of research, and the realization that they cannot provide adequate care for their l… Read More

OB/GYN Malpractice

Women place not only their lives, but those of their unborn children, in the hands of their obstetrician/gynecologists (OB/GYNs). They have the right to expect their doctors to live up to the standard of care established by the profession and this sp… Read More


Paralysis is a serious medical condition in which a person loses sensation in, and the ability to move, a group of muscles or one or more limbs. Paralysis is caused by injury to nerves in or near the spinal cord. Paralysis may be caused by trauma, su… Read More

Robotic-Assisted Surgery Malpractice

Recent years have seen significant medical developments, including the advent of robotic-assisted surgery. Robotic-assisted surgery allows machines directed by surgeons to perform delicate surgical procedures. It offers the advantages of being less i… Read More

Orthodontic Malpractice

Orthodontists, like other medical and dental professionals, have a duty to treat patients in accordance with the accepted standard of care in their field. If an orthodontist fails to diagnose or treat a patient as a reasonable professional would unde… Read More

Surgical Errors

Surgery can be life-saving, and all surgery carries some risk. However, surgical errors are something different from the known risks of surgery to which patients consent. Surgical errors are mistakes with a variety of causes, including poor training;… Read More

Orthopedic Malpractice

An orthopedist or orthopedic surgeon is a medical doctor whose area of practice involves the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions: injuries or illnesses affecting muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and bones. Like doctors in all are… Read More

Radiologist Malpractice

Radiologists are doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating illnesses and injuries through the use of medical imaging such as x-rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (P… Read More

Emergency Medicine Malpractice

Chances are, if you’ve been seen in an emergency room, you went there because you had an urgent medical need that couldn’t be addressed anywhere else: injuries from car accident, chest pain, broken bones, lacerations, or other acute sympt… Read More

Psychiatrist Malpractice

Psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals treat patients who are vulnerable, often fragile. They have a duty to treat those in their care with dignity and respect, carefully evaluating their needs and providing appropriate t… Read More