Most parents want the best for their children. They want their children to have more than they did growing up — more fun, a better education, better healthcare and more. Many Oregon parents spend the duration of the woman’s pregnancy preparing for birth and their new baby. They take classes, they read books, they research baby products and more, trying to be prepared to make all the best decisions once the baby is born.
However, no amount of research or work can prepare you for an unexpected birth injury. When a doctor or nurse whom you have trusted makes an error that changes your child forever, it is devastating. Everything that you have prepared for can change in an instant. Instead of worrying about which baby product to use, you can suddenly be in a situation where you are worrying about whether your child will ever walk, talk or live a normal life.
In these situations, it is important for you to know that you and your child have legal rights. When your child is injured by a negligent medical professional, you need to take quick steps to protect those legal rights. Our firm has spent 35 years representing families who have had children suffer from serious birth injuries — including cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy and shoulder dystocia. We understand the devastation that these injuries cause and how easily they could have been prevented.
While you fight for the health of your child, we can fight on your behalf. Our firm can review the medical records to ensure that your child was given the very best care possible. When errors have occurred, we can help you understand all of your legal options. In some cases, you or your child may be entitled to compensation to help pay for the damage — including medical expenses — caused by the birth injuries. For more information about your rights and how our firm can help, please see our birth injuries page.