Infants can suffer severe brain injuries as a consequence of the water birth process.

Despite strong warnings from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), many hospitals continue to offer water births to expectant parents. Because of the ACOG warnings, most obstetricians do not participate in water births. Instead, hospitals allow labor and delivery to be managed by mid-wives.

An obstetrician is typically called in only after the infant is experiencing severe distress from oxygen deprivation. Tragically, irreversible brain damage has often occurred.


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Attorney Dave Miller has more than 30 years of experience litigating medical negligence laws and has personally handled more birth injury lawsuits than any lawyer in Oregon who represents injured patients. His ability to work effectively with the medical specialists who can comment on the performance of your labor and delivery team 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.

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