Work With A Compassionate And Experienced Attorney
If you suspect that your newborn’s cerebral palsy was caused by a brain injury that occurred during delivery at an Oregon hospital, the Law Office of Robert A. Miller is here to protect your rights in Eugene, greater Portland and throughout the state.
The Law Office of Robert A. Miller offers you extensive legal skills and the utmost compassion for your situation during your medical malpractice case. We will work closely with a network of medical experts whose careful review of your medical records as a delivery patient allows them to testify that your provider committed malpractice. Take action today to assure that your legal interests, and those of your newborn and Oregon family, are safeguarded.
Medical Errors Causing Lifelong Health Concerns
A major cause of cerebral palsy disorders is damage to motor areas in the brain that disrupts its ability to control movement and posture. If in the course of delivery the oxygen supply to the brain is severely low, an infant could sustain a kind of brain damage (hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy). Many cerebral palsy cases begin with a recognized brain injury such as bleeding into the brain and damage caused by a lack of oxygen during delivery. Errors made by medical personnel during delivery include:
- Excessive use of a vacuum extractor
- Improper use of delivery forceps
- Failure to detect a prolapsed umbilical cord, reducing oxygen supply
- Failure to order a C-section in a timely manner
- Failure to recognize and treat seizures after delivery
- Failure to read or respond promptly to a newborn’s vital signs, and declare fetal distress
- Failure to diagnose and treat jaundice or meningitis
- Failure to notify a specialist when necessary
We know that many doctors and hospitals are often unwilling to deal with patients about something that has gone wrong in a medical procedure. My in-depth investigation of how you were treated as a delivery room or birthing room patient produces the answers I need – the facts that a hospital’s insurance company cannot deny.
Contact Us For A No-Cost Consultation
Hospital delivery errors causing cerebral palsy call for effective legal representation. To discuss your medical malpractice or hospital negligence case free of charge, call our law office at 541-359-4331 or contact us online.
Our law firm handles all medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis — you owe no attorney fee unless we win your case.