At the Law Office of Robert A. Miller in Oregon, we know that the birth of a child is one of the happiest experiences of your life. Sometimes, however, a baby encounters difficulties when moving through the birth canal and the doctor recommends using a vacuum extractor or forceps to aid the delivery. While these devices are safe when used correctly, if they are used incorrectly or with excessive force, you and your baby can sustain injuries.
Expecting mothers in Oregon have a tiresome and rewarding ride ahead of them. However, childbirth can still potentially be dangerous even in the modern age of medicine. We at the Law Office of Robert A. Miller are here to help you in the unthinkable instance that something goes wrong, leaving you dealing with birth injuries.
Oregon's expecting mothers just like you rely heavily on medical professionals to keep both you and your child safe. Unfortunately, cases of medical malpractice do occur, and that's when the Law Office of Robert A. Miller can step in to help guide you through this difficult period.
Bringing a child into the world can be one of the most incredible experiences of your life, but some mistakes made during the delivery can lead to devastating consequences. Many babies in Oregon and across the country suffer from Erb's Palsy, a condition that can occur when a doctor makes crucial errors at the time of birth.
The way a couple chooses to do childbirth is a very personal decision. For some, the standard, hospital-based approach is preferred, while for others, having their child at home allows them to better tailor the process to their preferences. For couples who prefer to do childbirth at home, the services of professional midwives are valuable.
In some rare cases in Oregon, a baby's shoulders will become lodged in a mother's birth canal, and the force of her body trying to push the baby out may cause severe injuries to them both. While a baby may suffer injuries that resolve within six months, he or she may also suffer from permanent disabilities or death.
There are many types of birth injuries, and one familiar one is cerebral palsy. Oregon parents faced with this condition after the birth of their child might initially blame their labor and delivery team for the issue, but in many cases, this is misplaced. Scientists believe that the majority of CP cases do not arise because of errors in the labor and delivery process. In many situations, the factors causing the condition are present before birth.
Oregon residents may know that women who become pregnant over the age of 35 are at an increased risk for many complications. Now, a study shows that women who are at an advanced maternal age at first birth have an increased risk of major pelvic floor trauma during delivery.
Oregon expectant women may be interested to learn about a woman who was awarded $50 million for childbirth injuries. The woman was permanently injured due to medical errors that were made during the birth of her first child. Though the woman had severe injuries, she was not aware of them until after her second child was born.
Statistics indicate that as many as four of every 1,000 births result in cerebral palsy. An Oregon couple faced with this outcome may have numerous questions about this motor disorder, one of the most common suffered by babies. In some cases, parents may have advance warning of a possible medical problem based on prenatal tests. However, many instances of cerebral palsy arise because of medical errors or neglect during labor and delivery. In such cases, parents might have reason to seek compensation related to the situation.