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Oregon has an incarceration rate of 582 people per 100,000 population. This is a significant rate of incarceration, and around 24,000 people are behind bars in this state. When someone is convicted of a crime and ordered to serve time in Oregon, they have a right to receive adequate medical care. Unfortunately, many people who are incarcerated in Oregon do not receive adequate medical care, and many are the victims of medical malpractice. At Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, our Oregon prison medical malpractice attorneys are here to help any victims who have been harmed due to medical mistakes while incarcerated.
When someone has been charged with and convicted of a serious crime in Oregon, they will typically be incarcerated at one of the following prisons located throughout the state:
When you turn to Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, you can count on a team that will be dedicated to helping ensure the rights of your loved one who is incarcerated.
Family members of Oregon prison medical malpractice usually do not have the resources necessary to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident. A prison medical malpractice attorney will be responsible for every aspect of the case, including:
Most people do not realize that prison systems typically have a robust, if often inadequate, medical system. Prisons in Oregon are supposed to be able to treat just about any medical need an incarcerated individual may have.
However, Oregon prison medical staff can also make mistakes. An unfortunate reality of the prison system is that medical negligence that happens behind bars will be easier to cover up. Some of the most common medical errors that happen to incarcerated individuals in Oregon include:
The many city and county jails, along with the Oregon Department of Corrections, are required to provide adequate medical care to the men and women incarcerated within their walls. Unfortunately, this is not always what happens. The team at Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC is ready to help if your loved one has been harmed due to medical negligence. Let our Oregon prison medical malpractice attorneys investigate your case to secure justice and compensation for your loved one. Contact us by clicking here for a free consultation or calling (503) 226-6361.