Portland Birth Injury Lawyer

We have represented severely injured families in birth Injury cases since 2001. No recovery—no fee.

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Birth Injury Lawyer Portland Oregon

We are devoted legal advocates for families whose children have been seriously injured during labor and delivery because of a medical professional’s negligence.

Birth Injury Cases in Oregon

The birth of your child should be the happiest day of your life. However, when medical professional negligence leads to a serious or fatal injury, it can quickly become the worst. Birth injuries are traumatic and can result in a lifetime of disability, pain and suffering. Even worse, they should never have happened.

If your child has suffered a traumatic birth injury, we offer compassionate and aggressive legal representation every step of the way. As a birth injury lawyer in Portland, we can help you and your family recover the money you need to provide for your child both now – and in the future. If you have questions or concerns or simply wish to speak with one of our dedicated Portland birth injury lawyers, we offer a free initial case evaluation. Call us or fill out our confidential contact form and we can help you choose the legal path that is best for you and your family.

Birth Injury Examples

Types of Birth Injury Cases

Below are a few examples of the kinds of birth injury cases we handle.

Hypoxic Brain Injury

When a nurse or doctor fails to properly monitor the baby’s status during labor and delivery, permanent brain damage may occur. The umbilical cord could be pinched, the placenta could rupture, or the baby could be in a compromising situation, causing dangerously low oxygen levels. Sadly, many cases of hypoxic brain injury are caused by medical negligence, most notably inadequate fetal monitoring or failure to perform an emergency C-section.

Cerebral Palsy

When a baby suffers from perinatal hypoxia (low oxygen in utero), they can suffer permanent brain damage that can lead to Cerebral Palsy. 10,000 babies are born with Cerebral Palsy every single year and there is no cure. Non-diagnosed infections, restricted blood flow, asphyxiation, blood clots, and increased maternal blood pressure could all cause Cerebral Palsy. Children with Cerebral Palsy will require a lifetime of care and suffer from intellectual disability, movement and posture restrictions, seizures, and joint contractures.

Facial Paralysis

A difficult delivery, improper use of forceps, or botched vacuum extraction can all cause facial nerve paralysis. This birth injury results in the loss of muscle movement in the face and can lead to permanent disfigurement and facial paralysis. Medical negligence during labor and delivery is a common cause of facial paralysis in infants.

C-Section Injuries

A C-section can result in significant injury to both the mother and the child. Failure to perform a C-section during an emergency can lead to brain damage, physical damage, and even fetal demise. During a C-section mistakes can result in fetal lacerations, Erb’s palsy, Klumpke’s palsy, cervical cord injuries, placental hemorrhages, and infant breathing difficulties. Anesthesia injuries during a C-section can cause placental abruption, internal bleeding, blood clots, and even maternal death.

Birth Injury Case Studies

Below are a few examples of the kinds of birth injury cases we have handled.

Beltran v. Providence, et al.”

Care providers took too long to recognize the signs of distress and delayed in delivering a baby who suffered a profound brain injury due to a lack of oxygen. The child will require medical care and physical assistance for the rest of her life. A settlement was achieved that will cover the child’s living expenses, therapies, and a lifetime of medical care. She is now receiving special education and various forms of therapy that are allow her to be more mobile and interactive with her family.”

Confidential Settlement

Walters v. Tuality, et al.

Care providers failed to recognize and treat hypoglycemia and other complications in a newborn shortly after delivery. As a result, the child suffered a severe brain injury. We are working to obtain a recovery that will provide for a lifetime of medical care and therapies to assist the child and her family.

In Litigation

Maier v. St. Anthony Hospital, et al.

During labor, vital signs including the fetal heartrate monitoring, indicated the baby was being repeatedly stressed and there were clear signs of inadequate oxygen. Care providers failed to recognize the distinct signs of pending fetal demise and did not institute measures to ease the stress. When the baby was finally delivered there was only a faint heartbeat. He had suffocated. 

In Litigation