Portland Birth Injuries Attorneys
Shoulder dystocia occurs to a baby during the delivery process when the baby's chin compresses against the walls of the birth canal, causing a possible long-term medical condition called Erb's palsy. If the medical staff fails to monitor and correct the positioning of the baby's head immediately, the compression of the umbilical cord can cut off oxygen and result in death.
Physicians and delivery room staff are trained to monitor and protect against the possibility of dystocia, as well as prevent injuries during emergency extraction methods, such as forceps and vacuum extractors. If your baby suffered Erb's palsy or other traumatic nerve injury or fetal distress during delivery, your doctor and attending medical staff may be liable for negligence.
The birth injury attorneys at Miller & Wagner, LLP, are ready to explain your legal options for recovering the full and fair money damages your child will need for medical care and social needs. If your baby suffered a dystocia injury during delivery in a hospital in Oregon or southwestern Washington, contact us for a free consultation.
Attorney Dave Miller has more than 25 years of experience with the investigation and presentation of negligence claims against physicians, nurses and hospitals. His ability to work effectively with the medical specialists who can comment on the performance of your delivery team and can give you a powerful advantage in establishing malpractice liability and recovering the damages you need for the extra support and treatment your child will require for years to come.
Our law firm advises parents about birth injury claims in western Oregon, central Oregon and southwestern Washington, especially Vancouver and Clark County. Here are some examples of the birth injuries most likely to result from professional negligence:
- Cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, nerve damage
- Fetal distress injuries
- Forceps injuries, vacuum extractor injuries
- Injuries due to delay in C-section delivery
- Brain damage due to resuscitation errors
We also have a satellite office available in Eugene for our clients' convenience.
Call our birth injury lawyers with questions about your baby's shoulder dystocia injuries and your legal options for recovering money damages. 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.