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Birth Injuries Archives

Jury awards $23.9 million for child's birth injuries

Labor is usually an intense and sometimes frightening experience, but parents usually expect that the process will end well. For many Oregon families this is simply not the case. Although parents may feel helpless after learning their child suffered birth injuries during delivery, it is possible to hold hospitals, doctors and other medical staff responsible for their actions.

Could the doctor have prevented your child's birth injuries?

There is a lot to do when you are expecting a baby, and it is more than just getting the nursery ready. There are parenting and feeding methods to consider, names to be chosen and -- if necessary -- day cares facilities to visit. But on top of all of that you knew that the most important thing was to get the best possible prenatal care. Poor prenatal care is associated with an increased risk of birth injuries, so if your child was harmed here are a few things you may want to keep in mind.

The basics of birth injuries

Expecting parents in Oregon generally just want what all other parents want -- a healthy child. While there is no way to prevent a child being born with or developing a disease, preventing birth injuries is very much possible. This can make it all the more devastating to learn that a child who would have otherwise been born healthy was injured instead.

Doctors ignored woman's symptoms, causing birth injuries

A mother is suing multiple doctors who allegedly ignored the warning signs of a very serious condition. She says that since she did not receive adequate medical attention, her son was born with multiple birth injuries. Her medical malpractice lawsuit does not include a specific amount for damages, but the annual cost of providing her son with necessary medical care is around six figures. This cost is not uncommon for Oregon families in similar situations.

Mother awarded $101 million for son's birth injuries

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.

Evolving medical malpractice laws

People who live in Oregon can be in need of medical care for a variety of reasons. Many of these reasons are not always associated with a problem per se, at least at first. One example of this is a preventive annual wellness exam. A routine screening procedure is another example. A prenatal checkup is another type of visit that is often made when a concern may not be immediately obvious. It is at these times, however, that patients rely on medical professionals to notice signs of potential problems and take appropriate action.

What is a uterine rupture?

For many women in Oregon, having a baby is a dream come true, but your experience in the delivery room can quickly become a nightmare if you experience a uterine rupture. According to Healthline, uterine rupture is a rarely occurring complication of vaginal childbirth that affects less than one percent of women. However, if it does occur, it can threaten the lives of both you and your baby. 

How common are birth defects?

Parents face many stressors during pregnancy, the birth of their child and after the child has been born. Unfortunately, things can go wrong at any point, and this can be incredibly overwhelming from an emotional and financial standpoint. Many children are born with birth defects in Oregon and it is pivotal for parents to do everything they can to prevent these hardships. Unfortunately, more children will continue to be born with various complications.

There is sometimes a hidden cause for abnormal birth injuries

Have you considered everyone involved in your birth injury? Even if you trust your OB-GYN or primary physician, there could be some negligence or delay that was caused by another party. At the Law Office of Robert A. Miller, we sometimes find that imaging and related issues are responsible for our clients' injuries.

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