Medical malpractice is unlike any other field of litigation. There simply is no industry that cloaks itself in secrecy like the medical field. Hospital records are protected from the public. Doctors are investigated and disciplined in secret by teams of other doctors. Errors that lead to serious injuries and deaths are quickly covered up in administrative proceedings. For a patient who suffered serious infection during a hospital stay or a family who is living through the tragedy of a birth injury to a newborn, it may feel impossible to know where to turn for justice.
In Oregon and Southwest Washington, you can turn to me, attorney Robert Beatty-Walters in Portland. I have held my license as a registered nurse since 1980. I worked as a nurse in pediatrics, emergency room, and neonatal intensive care before entering the practice of law in 1995. In 2001, I switched my focus and became a patient's advocate. In 2008, I opened the Law Office of Robert Beatty-Walters with a single focus: medical malpractice litigation as an advocate for individuals and families harmed by negligence on the part of a health care provider.