Parents spend months getting ready to welcome their new baby into the world. Unfortunately, all it takes is one negligent mistake or error to change all of those carefully laid plans. For Oregon parents who are raising children injured by birth injuries, the reality of this situation can be especially difficult. However, it is possible to hold negligent doctors, nurses and hospitals responsible for their actions.
An out-of-state mother decided to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit after her son was injured during delivery. Her claim alleged that the medical personnel working at the facility where she gave birth ignored signs of distress for approximately six hours. This was backed up by medical experts who agreed that the fetal monitoring strips showed abnormalities both before and during labor. Experts also determined that the boy would not have suffered any injuries if the attending personnel had told the doctor about those abnormalities, which warranted a cesarean section.