Compassionate Legal Counsel For The Victims Of Birth Injuries
Birth injuries to a mother or child can range from broken bones to life-altering disabilities. As a parent, you may not understand how your child’s injuries occurred, only that your child may now have permanent damage. If you believe that your child or loved one sustained a birth injury because of a medical professional’s mistake, you should immediately call the Law Office of Robert A. Miller.
Our attorneys will do a comprehensive investigation into your child’s injuries and the procedures used by medical professionals. We will determine if a medical professional deviated from the accepted standards of care and fight to get you the maximum compensation for your child’s injuries.
Our lawyers have over 70 years of combined legal experience and a long history of favorable case results. From our Eugene office, we protect the rights of parents and their children across the state of Oregon.
We Know The Impact Of Many Types Of Birth Injuries
Any negligent action by a medical professional during a child’s birth or prenatal care is part of a medical malpractice claim. A medical malpractice claim can also include negligent actions by a midwife or obstetrician, which contributed to a newborn’s injuries or death. Our lawyers will dig deep to find out why your child or loved one was hurt during delivery.
We help clients with types of serious birth trauma involving:
- The failure to perform a timely cesarean section: A delayed C-section can cause a lack of oxygen to newborns which results in brain damage (hypoxia), as well as Erb’s palsy and many other complications.
- Cerebral palsy: This condition stems from damage to motor areas of the nervous system and brain. While brain damage is possible before delivery, a lack of fetal monitoring and hypoxia during delivery can cause this condition.
- Shoulder dystocia, brachial plexus and Erb’s palsy: Nerve damage to a child’s shoulder during birth can cause these related conditions. This damage may result in the lifelong paralysis of a child’s arm or limited function in their limbs. This condition is preventable through a timely C-section and the correct use of medical tools.
- The improper use of vacuum extractors or forceps: Doctors use these tools when a child is in distress or in a breech position during delivery. Excessive force or incorrect use of these tools can result in facial scarring, brain damage and even the death of a newborn.
While all birth injuries are tragic, the death of a child during birth is especially devastating, and our attorneys are compassionate advocates for parents who have lost their children. If your baby is stillborn, you may not know if a medical provider’s mistakes caused your child’s death.
Our attorneys work with trusted obstetricians and other medical professionals to do a thorough review of the delivery process and medical records. We will find out if a breach in the standards of care occurred and determine if that breach was responsible for your child’s death. We will find the full story of your child’s death and hold negligent parties accountable.
Our Lawyers Will Do Whatever We Can To Help You
We will seek damages for your child’s medical care, as well as the personal and economic impact of a lifelong disability. Our attorneys will guide you through your case and fight on your behalf. We represent clients on a contingent-fee basis. This means you will not pay legal fees unless we win your case. This allows us to give you quality representation without the worry about upfront costs.