Readers in Oregon likely know that proper prenatal care can be essential to the future health of an unborn baby. A major component of that care is a doctor's ability to properly diagnose and/or treat problems that may arise during a pregnancy. Yet a new study indicates that a growing number of pregnant women are taking antihypertensive drugs, possibly because their prenatal doctors failed to advise them of the potential risks posed by the drugs.
Injuries caused by the negligence of hospital staff during the delivery process may sometimes be so severe that they foreclose any possibility of a child having a normal life. For that reason, many Oregon readers regard birth injuries as among the most tragic of medical malpractice cases.