Spinal Cord Injuries During Birth in Oregon
Our Portland Birth Injury Attorney Can Help You Seek Justice
An injury to the spinal cord can cause serious devastation to the lives
of the child and the child’s family. While complications may arise
during a birth, it is the responsibility of doctors, nurses, and the hospital
to anticipate these issues and take the proper steps to resolve them before
they become a problem. In some instances, it is the fault of these medical
professionals that an infant suffers from a spinal cord injury and paralysis
as a result.
If a spinal cord injury was the result of the doctor, nurse, or hospital
during the birthing process, you may be entitled to recover financial
Portland birth injury lawyer at The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C. has dedicated his career
to fighting for those that have been injured at the hands of those they
should have been receiving care from. With over 20 years of experience,
you can trust that you have a tireless and confident advocate by your side.
FREE consultation with our Oregon attorney to get started on your case!
What causes spinal cord injuries during birth?
Spinal cord and
brain injuries are some of the most common kind of birth injury. A doctor must take care
every step of the delivery process to ensure that their actions do not
result in harm to the baby. In addition, it is the responsibility of a
medical professional to monitor the mother throughout her pregnancy to
reduce the chance of spinal cord injury to the baby.
A spinal cord birth injury can be caused by:
- Improper use of forceps to extract the baby
- Failure to prescribe folic acid supplements
- Failure to treat or control diabetes or obesity
- Failure to prevent the use of certain medications
- Improper preparation for a larger-sized baby
- Delaying the C-section process when medically necessary
A spinal cord injury obtained during birth can cause a lifetime of issues
for the child. Not only will medical care be necessary, but the child
may additionally need rehabilitation, assistive devices, and permanent
care. This should not fall on your shoulders!
When a birth injury was cause by a doctor’s negligence, they should
be held accountable for their actions.
Let a Portland Lawyer Advocate For You
Attorney Block believes that it is unacceptable for those that are supposed
to help to cause harm to others. Doctors and hospitals need to be held
to the highest standards when it comes to providing care, and must similarly
be held responsible when their actions result in harm to another. In fact,
our Portland law firm solely caters to medical malpractice, meaning that
these are the only cases we take on.
No child should suffer from a preventable birth injury. When you work with
Portland Attorney Patrick Block, you can be confident that your case is
in good hands. Our
medical malpractice lawyer works with medical experts on your behalf, ensuring that you recover the
compensation that you deserve. Even further, we recover no money for you
unless we win on your behalf, making The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block,
P.C. the right choice.