Failure to Diagnose Preeclampsia
Oregon and Southwestern Washington Birth Injuries Attorneys
The National Preeclampsia Foundation reports that thousands of women and newborns become extremely ill or die every year from a dangerous, yet treatable medical condition called preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a life-threatening illness symptomized by a spike in blood pressure that often results in a stroke and multiple organ failure in mother and fetus.
Anytime after the 20th week of pregnancy, OB/GYNs must be aware of the conditions in the mother's health that can lead to preeclampsia. If you or your baby suffered the injurious effects of preeclampsia while under the care of a medical professional in Oregon or southwestern Washington, you may have a claim of medical negligence. The responsible parties may include your OB/GYN, your delivery room physician or medical staff responsible for your care during the pre-natal and post-natal period. An experienced medical malpractice attorney at Miller & Wagner, LLP, is ready to give you straight answers about your circumstances and your legal options. Contact our firm's offices in Portland to arrange a free consultation.
Call 866-785-6625 to Discuss Your Preeclampsia Case With an Attorney
Oregon medical malpractice attorney Dave Miller offers our clients more than 25 years of experience with the investigation and presentation of negligence claims against OB/GYNs, delivery room physicians, nurses and hospitals. We work with the medical specialists who provide valuable insight into the performance of your delivery team.
Our law firm advises and represent parents about birth injury claims in western Oregon, central Oregon and southwestern Washington, especially Vancouver and Clark County.
In addition to preeclampsia, some other types of birth injuries to mother and baby that are most likely to result from professional negligence include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Pregnancy diabetes
- Fetal distress
- Traumatic nerve injuries
- Vacuum extractor injuries, forceps injuries, shoulder dystocia
- Group B strep infection
- Brain damage due to negligent resuscitation
We also have a satellite office available in Eugene for our clients' convenience.
Call our lawyers about your doctor's failure to diagnose preeclampsia. From our offices in Portland and Eugene, our medical malpractice trial attorneys represent plaintiffs in medical negligence claims against physicians and health care providers throughout Oregon and southwestern Washington. Contact us to arrange a no-cost case evaluation today.