Proper pre-natal care begins with appropriate testing for risk factors that can have a negative effect on mother and baby, during the pregnancy and possibly for life. Modern medical practice makes pre-natal tests available for virtually every potential health condition.
Representing Mothers and Families Throughout Oregon and Southwestern Washington
If you or your baby suffered an injury or health problem that could have been prevented through early diagnostic tests, you may have a legitimate claim for compensation for financial damages related to increased medical costs, special care needs and pain and suffering for you and your baby. Talk to an experienced birth injuries trial attorney at Miller & Wagner. We use our experience and connections to independent medical professionals to investigate and determine whether you have a valid claim for damages if the proper diagnostic tests and treatments were not administered during your pregnancy.
If you fall into any of these high-risk categories, your OB/GYN or primary care physician had the option to conduct tests that could reduce or eliminate the risk of Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other birth defects and injuries:
- Over 35 years old
- Previous history of high birth weight or low birth weight baby
- History of Down syndrome and other birth defect babies among siblings and extended family
- History of high blood pressure
- History of diabetes
- Clinical obesity
- Previous stillbirth, or birth defect baby
- Family history of heart disease
Worried About Suing a Doctor You Have Come to Trust?
Most physicians recognize that their patients have the right to sue if there is a clear indication of negligence or oversight that caused a medical problem to mother or baby. As personal injury attorneys, it is generally not difficult to solicit advice and testimony from doctors who are willing to protect the integrity of the medical profession by supporting the claims of people who have been injured by another doctor’s negligence. Our relationships with many of Oregon’s most prominent physicians represent a powerful resource for our medical malpractice clients.