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Portland, OR Birth Injury Attorney

Fighting for Victims of Malpractice During Childbirth

Giving birth is one of life's greatest joys and should be one of the happiest moments of your life. Unfortunately, the smallest of mistakes can turn a beautiful moment into a tragedy, causing you, your infant, and your family unnecessary pain and suffering. Our doctors and nurses are trusted to make the right medical decisions and follow the protocol in which they were trained, especially during childbirth. When a medical professional in Oregon fails to do so and causes avoidable harm, you have the right to take action, and we want to help.

At The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C., medical malpractice lawyer in Portland is dedicated to fighting for the rights of mothers and their newborns who were wrongfully injured or tragically killed because of the negligence of a medical practitioner. Attorney Block was named to the 2014 list of Oregon Super Lawyers® because even his peers recognize his commitment to quality legal counsel for those victimized by malpractice.

Our team is prepared to provide personalized attention to your case to ensure that you can seek the justice that you deserve for an injury.

What can cause birth injuries?

While some birth injuries are actually birth defects, meaning unpreventable illness or disease due to hereditary, environmental, or genetic factors, most are caused by a complication during delivery. These complications can have a number of causes, which means that it is essential for the obstetrician to act reasonably and make competent decisions to avoid serious injury. Any use of improper techniques or incorrect use of medical devises can be detrimental to the well-being of you and your child.

It is important to note that injuries can still result when a doctor takes all necessary precautions; schedule your free case evaluation to discuss your birth injury with our medical malpractice attorney who can help you determine whether or not you have a valid malpractice claim.

Obstetricians are highly trained to respond to potential complications during childbirth. They must complete years of higher education and complete field training in order to be licensed to practice. This means that they should well be familiar with standard protocol and procedures in order to best ensure the safety and well-being of their patients. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for obstetricians to misinterpret situations and misdiagnose the problem. Furthermore, devises such as forceps and vacuums need to be utilized with extreme care; improper handling can cause serious damage to an infant's head and/or brain.

Consequences of a Birth Injury

When things go wrong during childbirth, it can not only cause immediate injury and harm to you or your child, but it might also cause long-term, debilitating medical issues. This can mean that the quality of life for your newborn is severely diminished, which can be devastating for you and your family. Additionally, the potential lifetime of medical bills, pain, and suffering can cause serious financial and emotional burdens. Your child's life is in your obstetrician's hands; if it is harmed by the careless or reckless actions of your doctor, you deserve to seek justice for your suffering.

Medical malpractice during childbirth can result in the following injuries:

At The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C., we know that no amount of money can change the fact that you and your family will have to live with the consequences of a birth injury for the rest of your life. However, we want to help you ensure that your Oregon medical professional is held accountable for the pain and suffering that he or she has caused. We believe that doctors and nurses should be held to a high standard of professionalism, as their mistakes can have severe implications on our lives.

When we help clients pursue wrongful death claims, our job is not done at settling your case. Our team of dedicated advocates against medical malpractice will fight to ensure that the policies and procedures of a hospital or doctor are changed so as to prevent such a tragedy from occurring ever again.

Ready to take action? The road to justice starts here.

Named as one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by the National Trial Lawyers, The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C. has the experience and proven success that you need to feel confident that justice will be served. You and your family have suffered enough at the hands of a negligent medical professional, and our medical malpractice lawyer is ready to help you hold him or her accountable. We operate on a contingency fee basis in an effort to ensure that all malpractice victims can afford the legal counsel they deserve.

Let us help you take action. Call our team today for quality representation!

Why You Can Trust Our Firm to Fight for You
  • Millions of Dollars Recovered for the Injured & Bereaved
  • Named "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by the National Trial Lawyers
  • Included in the Listing of Oregon Super Lawyers® of 2014 and 2015
  • Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Featured in Oregon Trial Lawyers Association's Sidebar Publication
  • We work on a contingency fee basis - you don’t pay unless we win!