We Fight For The Parents And Families Of Stillborn Babies
At the Law Office of Robert A. Miller, we understand that the death of any child is tragic. If you suspect that the mistakes of a medical professional caused your newborn’s death, contact our law firm immediately. Our lawyers will review the details of your child’s delivery and act as your compassionate advocate throughout the legal process.
Our Eugene birth injury attorneys help parents and families across Oregon hold medical professionals accountable after the death of their loved ones. Our lawyers have represented clients with medical malpractice cases for over 70 years.
We have extensive knowledge of litigation and the defensive strategies used by medical providers in the courtroom. We represent cases on a contingent-fee basis. This means you will pay legal fees only if we win compensation at the negotiation table or in the courtrooms.
The Causes Of Wrongful Death And Stillbirth
Hospitals and medical professionals will not tell parents about a medical mistake that resulted in the death of their child. This is why our lawyers and trusted medical professionals will investigate the medical care provided to your child before and during birth. Our attorneys will hold hospitals, midwives and other medical professionals responsible for their negligent actions. There are many medical provider mistakes that can cause the stillbirth of a child, including:
- Failure to respond to fetal distress
- Improper prenatal care and monitoring
- Failure to provide clean and safe facilities to prevent infection
- Failure to identify structural or umbilical cord abnormalities
- Failing to perform a timely cesarean section
- Failure to treat a mother’s hypertension or diabetes
If you believe that your child died because of a medical provider’s negligence, there are a few things to note. To file a wrongful death claim for a newborn, the child must be older than 24 weeks of gestation. Any Oregon birth before 24 weeks cannot file a wrongful death claim. It is also important that there is an autopsy after a newborn’s death. Without the information provided by autopsy, it is difficult to prove why a stillbirth occurred.
The attorneys at our law firm support our clients and aggressively litigate on their behalf. Our goal is to get you and your family compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, and emotional harm.
Fighting For Your Rights After The Loss Of Your Child
For decades, our attorneys have fought for parents who lost their children because of a medical professional’s negligent actions. We will work to find the reasons behind your child’s death and make the medical providers accountable for their actions.