The statute of limitations in Oregon— a law that determines the amount of time you have to bring legal action— is a complicated document. That is largely due to the fact that the document covers all potential actions you might want to initiate, not solely those related to medical malpractice.
If you or someone whom you love has suffered a loss or injury during birth in Oregon, it is reasonable to examine the situation closely. Birth is not without risks: Accidents happen. On the other hand, any number of people who were supposed to help and support you may have been negligent in their duties. You have the right to competent medical assistance, and you should be compensated to the extent of the law for any preventable injuries. The first step in this process is determining who among your caregivers might be liable for medical malpractice.
At the Law Offices of Robert A. Miller, we believe that Oregon mothers have the basic right of receiving adequate and competent healthcare for themselves and their infant children during birth. Your birth medical professional is a human being, and is therefore unable to perform miracles in impossible situations. However, malpractice is an unfortunate fact of life. We see it as our duty to make sure that irresponsible caregivers do not escape justice when they are derelict in their duties.
While we are accustomed to dealing with the legal issues surrounding birth injuries, Oregon women and their loved ones also typically suffer injuries that are difficult to remediate through the court system. That is why we believe in a compassionate approach to this particular topic in injury litigation. At the Law Offices of Robert A. Miller, fearless representation and caring treatment are at the core of our practice.
Expectant Oregon mothers no doubt hope the birth of their children is free of complications. However, sometimes problems in delivery can suddenly arise, necessitating quick decisions by a doctor to deliver the child. In the heat of an emergency, though, there may not be time for the doctor to give the mother the information she needs.
Oregon law requires any plaintiff to satisfy certain requirements during the course of a medical malpractice case, and those involving birth injuries are no exception. In particular, one must prove that an injury has occurred. However, silence and corresponding ignorance regarding preventable birth injury provides an environment in which mothers abandon their potentially successful malpractice complaints before taking the first steps towards retrieval of damages caused.
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.