Premature Delivery

A premature delivery can occur at any time between 26 weeks and 36 weeks of pregnancy. A delivery before 26 weeks could carry a significant risk of long-term neurologic injury for a newborn.

If you suspect that your child's premature delivery was caused by negligence on the part of an Oregon physician, I am the medical malpractice attorney who can help you. I am Robert Miller, founder and trial attorney of the Law Office of Robert A. Miller, serving birth injury clients in Eugene, Greater Portland and surrounding areas.

Results From An Experienced Premature Delivery Attorney

My law firm provides proven legal skills, compassion for your situation and a recognized reputation for results built during my more than 35 years of trial experience as a medical malpractice lawyer. I know how doctors and hospitals are often unwilling to deal with patients regarding something that has gone wrong in a delivery room or routine medical procedure. My in-depth investigation of how you were treated as a patient produces the answers I need - the facts that a hospital's insurance company cannot deny.

Since the lungs of a newborn mature between 32 and 34 weeks, any delivery before 32 weeks presents a risk of immature lungs - which may then result in a lack of oxygen to the brain after delivery. Medical negligence can be a major factor in a premature delivery case.

If you feel that the carelessness of a doctor or delivery room personnel resulted in injury to you or your child, contact the Law Office of Robert A. Miller immediately at this toll-free number: 866-272-0803.

Medical Malpractice Lawyer Robert Miller Protects What Matters Most

A fetus may be medically viable near the end of the second trimester. However, premature birth should be avoided unless absolutely necessary to save the baby or prevent harm to the mother. A non-stress test and regular ultrasounds should be performed to ensure that the child is healthy, or to detect and treat fetal distress.

Dangers that arise in the third trimester include group B strep infection, which is treated with antibiotics if discovered; preeclampsia or pregnancy-induced hypertension, which is treatable if diagnosed; and gestational diabetes, which is treated through diet, exercise and weight loss.

If a birth injury resulted from a premature delivery, I will confer with medical specialists as to what tests were performed in the third trimester; whether arrangements were made for preterm induction or a C-section; instructions from the doctor relative to bed rest; monitoring of the cervix, water sac and uterus; steps to avoid preterm labor; and dispensing of steroids to a premature baby before preterm birth.

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Were you the victim of medical malpractice in an Oregon delivery room? Call toll free to speak with an experienced Oregon premature delivery attorney, free of charge: 541-359-4331. You can also go online to contact us. If you need an evening or weekend appointment, we can provide it.