The birth of a child typically provides mothers and families with endless joy, making it especially challenging when medical malpractice results in severe injury to the mother or child. Many injuries that happen during birth due to medical malpractice require lifelong care and will result in expensive medical bills. Birth injury medical malpractice lawyers can provide targeted counsel, ensuring that clients understand the law and medicine surrounding their cases.
Keith and his associates have litigated birth injury victims against defendants of all sizes from hospitals to large insurance companies. We have proven results, having achieved numerous recoveries in excess of a million dollars for children and families.
Birth Injuries due to Medical Malpractice
When birth goes wrong, the results can lead to catastrophic results for children and families, who are now faced with the lifelong medical needs of the child. The most common type of medical malpractice is misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, or a delay to diagnose. This is when a medical professional fails to diagnose a disease or condition or fails to diagnose its severity. In childbirth, this type of malpractice may lead to brain injuries, cerebral palsy, sepsis, infection, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and many more types of injuries with lifelong consequences.
“Birth injury cases tend to be extremely complicated,” says attorney Keith Dozier. “It takes an incredible attention to detail to determine precisely what happened. It requires a broad and deep knowledge base with access to experts. Clients typically come to us already in a difficult position. We can step in with our network of resources, and seek solutions for the family and the baby.” When the birth of a child goes wrong, families deserve to receive the compensation they need to care for their child and provide them with a prosperous and fulfilling life.
Other types of common medical malpractice incidents are failure to provide adequate post-operative care, failure to follow up, negligent referrals, or delayed treatment. When something goes wrong during medical care, especially considering the birth of a child, it is critical to surround yourself with professionals who can provide aggressive counsel and compassionate guidance.
Birth Injury Medical Malpractice Lawyers Vs. General Injury Attorneys
While any personal injury attorney can represent a victim of birth injury medical malpractice, only an attorney with a specialty in birth injury can bring to clients an intimate knowledge of both the law and medicine of birth injuries.
Birth injury law comes with regulations specific to medical injury in Oregon. An attorney with experience in birth injury law understands the extent of compensation that families will require to care for their needs.
Attorney Keith Dozier has years of experience taking birth injury cases to trial. In 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. Keith Dozier helped the clients reach a settlement that covered the child’s living expenses, therapies, and a lifetime of medical care.
Oregon families who find themselves in the difficult position of caring for a child with a birth injury due to medical malpractice can rely on the expertise of Keith Dozier to bring assurance and results in the midst of anxiety.
About Keith Dozier
Keith Dozier and his associates have litigated personal injury and discrimination claims against defendants of all sizes, from multinational corporations to large insurance companies.
We have proven results, including a unanimous jury verdict for $19 million.
We ensure that workers understand the litigation process with the help of compassionate support, guaranteeing workers can make the best decisions for themselves and their families. Contact us today to request a free case evaluation.