Portland Lawyer Explains how Medical Malpractice as a Cause of Birth Injuries in Oregon Can Cause Serious Injuries
All new parents face fear and uncertainties. However, those fears and uncertainties are unimaginable when those new parents are faced with navigating an injury at birth to their newborn. Birth injuries have many causes, including natural and unavoidable ones. However, situations arise where a birth injury is the result of an avoidable mistake made by medical professionals including doctors, physician assistants, or nurses. Medical malpractice as a cause of birth injuries in Oregon is a serious issue.
Unfortunately, many birth injuries resulting from the negligence of a medical professional result in serious and potentially lifelong injuries. Because of the fact that newborns are vulnerable and fragile, even minor mistakes can lead to serious injuries.
As a society, we rely on medical professionals to provide the care necessary to keep our loved ones healthy and safe. When deviation from this expected care rises to the level of being careless or downright negligent, our Oregon birth injury attorneys are able to assist families in navigating a complicated legal system. Victims of potential Oregon medical malpractice can depend upon our Oregon birth injury attorneys to advocate for them and their child.
Causes of Birth Injuries
A number of medical errors can cause birth injuries. In order to be successful, a medical malpractice suit must demonstrate the medical professional’s conduct deviated from the standard of care expected by someone in their position.
Some examples of medical errors resulting in birth injuries include:
- Missed or delayed diagnosis of infection during pregnancy
- Improper drug dosage
- Improper monitoring of fetal heart rate
- Botched surgery or procedure
- Improper delivery procedure
- Delayed or misdiagnosis of a major concern with the infant
- Misuse of delivery tools, including extractor and forceps
- Delayed or Improper technique during a cesarean section
No matter what type of birth injury case you may have, ask us for a free consultation. Our attorneys have experience with both the medicine and the law, and can provide your family with the advocacy necessary to get you the compensation necessary to provide for your child’s injuries and future care.
Types of Birth Injuries
Many different types of birth injury cases exist and no type is treated the same way. Many cases involving birth injuries cases involve the use of experts to determine the cause of the injury and to demonstrate that it resulted from a deviation of the standard of care expected by medical professionals. Our Oregon birth injury attorneys have the experience necessary to determine whether an expert will help a case be more successful.
Examples of birth injuries potentially resulting from medical malpractice include:
- Broken bones;
- Cerebral palsy
- Sepsis or infection;
- Hypoxic injuries
- Injuries to the spinal cord;
- Loss of limb;
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or damage to the brain;
- Rupture of the umbilical cord;
- Wrongful death;
- Facial paralysis;
- And other injuries
Why Hire an Oregon Birth Injury Lawyer?
Even though, technically, an attorney from any background is able to handle a case involving a birth injury, cases involving birth injuries require a specialized set of knowledge in order to be the most successful. Our Oregon birth injury lawyers their practice on birth injuries and medical malpractice, which means that they are able to provide families with a higher success rate. Our attorneys have the experience and dedication necessary to provide families facing birth injuries with the justice necessary to provide their children with the best future care possible.
While it is true that attorneys can be expensive, our Oregon birth injury lawyers follow the contingency fee agreement system. You and your family will only have to pay for your medical malpractice injury lawyer if they achieve a successful verdict, award, or settlement. This means no financial risk to you, which allows you to focus on the care and wellbeing of your child while we focus on your court case. Medical malpractice as a cause of birth injuries in Oregon is a very serious problem that we can help you with.
Ask Kuhlman Law for Help With Your Birth Injury Case in Oregon
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.