Understanding OB-GYN Malpractice Issues in Oregon from Our Portland Lawyer
One of the most sued specialities are OB-GYNs and other woman’s healthcare practitioners. According to Becker’s Hospital Reviews, 85% of all OB-GYNs surveyed reported that they have been sued at least once before. This is more than surgery (83%), orthopedics (79%), radiology (72%), and anesthesiologists (58%). There are many reasons why OB-GYNs are sued, including for reasons that may be due to natural complications of birth. However, far too many OB-GYNs and nurses commit preventable medical errors and mistakes. There are many common OB-GYN malpractice issues in Oregon that our Portland lawyer wants victims and their families to know about to protect their rights to compensation.
Here at Kuhlman Law, we know that victims of OB-GYN malpractice in Oregon may have serious and debilitating personal injuries. This is particularly true when innocent newborns are subjected to significant malpractice that changes their entire lives before they even have an opportunity or chance. Mothers can also be seriously injured or even wrongfully killed due to OB-GYN malpractice, usually due to preventable medical errors. Learn how our Portland medical malpractice lawyer can help you with a FREE consultation.
Common OB-GYN Malpractice Issues Affecting Mothers
There are many different types of OB-GYN malpractice errors, but some of the worst are usually those that affect the mother. This is because most of the conditions that affect a mother are those that could be serious, disabling, and even deadly. These conditions are also usually preventable.
The most common OB-GYN mistakes that may be Oregon medical malpractice include the following:
- Not identifying and treating gestational diabetes
- Failing to identify an ectopic pregnancy
- Failing to identify and treat pre-eclampsia
- Delays in reacting to eclampsia
- Negligent c-sections
- Failing to properly monitor the mother during labor and delivery, and
- Many other common causes of Oregon medical malpractice.
OB-GYN Medical Malpractice Commonly Affecting Children
There are also many mistakes that an OB-GYN or nurse could cause that result in serious personal injuries to a newborn. This mistakes are usually catastrophic and can even be fatal. Often times a newborn will have a permanent and disabling injury for the rest of his or her life that may require additional nursing care and treatment.
Some of the most common OB-GYN medical malpractice affecting children include the following:
- Hypoxic injuries
- Anoxic injuries
- Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
- Cerebral palsy
- Facial scarring
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Broken bones
- Brain injuries
- Erb’s Palsy
- Klumpke’s palsy
- Bell’s Palsy
- Burn injuries
- Cuts or lacerations due to a c-section
- Delays to resuscitate a baby
- Overdoses of Pitocin or other medications, and
- Other types of serious Oregon medical malpractice that our Portland birth injury lawyer could help.
Ask our Portland Lawyer For Help After OB-GYN Malpractice Issues in Oregon Result in Permanent Injuries
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed as a result of medical malpractice contact the Oregon Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Kuhlman Law at our number below or fill out the intake form. We offer a free initial case evaluation and handle cases on a contingency fee which means that you pay no money unless we recover.
Our law firm handles cases throughout the state including Bend and Portland Oregon, Redmond, Central Oregon, Sisters, Madras, Multnomah County, Deschutes County, Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Lane County, Medford, Gresham, La Grande, Albany, Medford, Beaverton, Umatilla, Pendleton, Cottage Grove, Florence, Oregon City, Springfield, Keizer, Grants Pass, McMinnville, Tualatin, West Linn, Forest Grove, Wilsonville, Newberg, Roseburg, Lake Oswego, Klamath Falls, Happy Valley, Tigard, Ashland, Milwakie, Coos Bay, The Dalles, St. Helens, Sherwood, Central Point, Canby, Troutdale, Hermiston, Silverton, Hood River, Newport, Prineville, Astoria, Tillamook, Lincoln City, Hillsboro, and Vancouver, Washington.
We also have an office in Minneapolis, Minnesota and take medical malpractice cases throughout the Twin Cities, including St. Paul, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Washington County, Anoka County, Scott County, Blaine, Stillwater, and Saint Paul Minnesota.