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The Care You Receive Before Your Child’s Birth Is Essential

Last updated on November 19, 2020

A major factor in prenatal care is a doctor’s ability to diagnose problems during a patient’s pregnancy. If the doctor does not foresee complications arising during pregnancy, labor and delivery, this kind of oversight could result in tragic brain injury, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, paralysis or wrongful death. Are you convinced that an injury to you or your newborn during delivery was the result of improper prenatal care — negligence that should be exposed in a medical malpractice lawsuit?

If you have been a victim of improper prenatal care in the state of Oregon, the Law Office of Robert A. Miller will provide you with responsiveness and results.

From inadequate care for a mother before her child is born through any post-delivery complications that may develop, we have decades of experience with aggressively and successfully representing the rights of families that have suffered birth injuries in Oregon hospitals.

Did You Receive Proper Prenatal Care?

Your OB/GYN, midwife, hospital doctor or family practice doctor is responsible for identifying potential complications through a schedule of routine screenings. Women identified as “high risk” — those of advanced maternal age or those who have gestational diabetes, hypertension, multiple gestations or a history of premature births — may be referred to a maternal or fetal specialist or neonatologist for additional work-up.

Examples of proper prenatal care are screens for genetic birth defects; pelvic exams; sonograms to ensure that the embryo is properly implanted, and to detect heart defects or other issues; urine tests that could pinpoint abnormal levels of hormones, proteins or bacteria; and prompt investigation of spotting or cramping, excessive water retention, high blood pressure, unusual fluctuations in weight and any discrepancy that may exist between fundal height and gestational age.

Examples of improper prenatal care include:

  • Failure to diagnose fetal abnormality
  • Failure to recognize and treat the early onset of infant conditions
  • Improper cesarean section
  • Incomplete screening and diagnostic testing
  • Medication or drug side effects

If your child suffered a serious birth injury or has a long-term disability that you suspect could be traced to improper prenatal care by an Oregon physician, you may be able to recover financial damages for your child by bringing a medical malpractice suit against a medical provider or hospital. The same is true if you were injured during delivery due to surgical error, infections inflicted in hospitals or medication mistakes.

Tell Us More About Your Case

Contact us to speak with an experienced Oregon improper prenatal care attorney, free of charge. To discuss your potential medical malpractice case, call us in Eugene at 541-359-4331 or send an email. We handle all medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis – you owe no attorney fee unless we win your case.