Accidents during pregnancy and childbirth are a parent’s worst nightmares. Thankfully, most babies are born without any serious problems or complications. However, medical negligence does occur from time to time and when it does, the consequences are tragic for everyone involved.
At The Law Offices of Jon Friedman, we have been providing parents with the best legal representation for their birth accident cases. We work hard to get our clients the maximum compensation they deserve for the pain they are suffering.
Medical Negligence may Happen Before or After Birth
Birth accidents can be the result of any number of possible events taking place while the mother is pregnant, in labor, during birth or immediately after. If at any point medical professionals have been complacent or have shown a lack of expertise, it may be possible to demonstrate that they are at fault for your baby’s birth defects.
Types of Possible Birth Problems
While there are a huge number of possible injuries that can develop through mistakes made by medical personnel, some of the most common include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Newborn jaundice
- Bruising or lacerations from forceps
- Bone injury/fracture
- Spinal cord or cranial injuries
- Spinal birth defects
- Intra-abdominal injury
- Brain or head injuries
- Infant hematoma
- Soft tissue damage
- Umbilical cord strangulation
- Injury from vacuum birth
- Cesarean section injuries
- Childbirth complications
The cost of dealing with the consequences of a birth accident can be huge. Your baby may need medical care for many months or even years after birth.
Finding the Right Birth Injury Lawyer in Portland
At our law firm, we are experienced in dealing with medical negligence involving birth accidents. Our Portland birth injury attorneys will be able to skillfully guide you through the process of making a claim for compensation.
If you have suffered a birth accident and need an attorney, call The Law Offices of Jon Friedman today at (503) 242-1440 for a free consultation.